About the Author

Dr. Sanderson received her BS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and DVM degree from the University of Minnesota. After a rotating small animal internship at Oklahoma State University, she returned to the University of Minnesota for a combined dual residency (small animal internal medicine and clinical nutrition) and PhD program, where her research focused on diet-induced dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sanderson has received the Faculty Recognition Award and the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award. She has published more than 85 manuscripts, book chapters, and research abstracts. Her research interests include the use of nutritional management for preventing diseases in dogs and cats. Areas of particular interest include urology and nephrology, obesity, prebiotics, probiotics, diet-induced dilated cardiomyopathy, and the human-animal bond.