Small Animal

(S27B) Obesity: Environment

Tuesday, March 6
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
MBCC, Mandalay Bay L, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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Obesity Symposium: While effective weight loss measures have been described for veterinary medicine, it has proven challenging to maintain that success long term. Feeding plans need to be individualized for not only each patient, but must also take into account the needs of the patient's owners. Specific consideration to the environment and feeding practices to help encourage weight loss and successful healthy weight maintenance will be discussed. Part 2 of 2.

Maryanne Murphy

University of Tennessee

Dr. Murphy received her dual BS in animal sciences and biological sciences from Rutgers University in 2004 and her DVM from Iowa State University in 2008. She completed a rotating general medicine and surgery internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York City and a clinical nutrition residency at the University of Tennessee. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2013 and earned her PhD in Comparative and Experimental Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2014. The focus of Dr. Murphy’s dissertation research was energy metabolism and satiety in lean and obese dogs. She joined the staff of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ as a clinical nutritionist in 2014. Her clinical duties in this position involved assessing the nutritional status of all hospitalized patients and seeing in-person consultations for any cat or dog needing appropriate diet recommendations, whether using commercially or home prepared options. After spending a couple years in private practice, Dr. Murphy transitioned back to academia and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Murphy’s major professional interests are obesity prevention and management and veterinary nutrition education.


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