Do the good pet food companies like EVO teach any vet classes?

Jordan SpivaJordan Spiva Los Angeles,CAMember Posts: 355
edited 28 July, 2009 in Laws & Legislation
I was looking at Shadow's post about vets+nutrition today, and she was saying pet food companies teach vets. We know science diet,purina,and royal canin teach vets but do the good quality food companies like innova,evo,wellness etc teach at any of the vet schools?, that would be awesome if they did.


  • Chrysee HinshawChrysee Hinshaw Member Posts: 474
    edited 28 July, 2009
    Frankly, I wouldn't want them to. What is "good" is subjective. And Innova and Wellness are still just companies whose main goal is to make a profit. Just because you like their product more than other companies does not mean they are any less interested in bottom line profits than Purina, they just choose to market themselves to a well defined niche group. If you feel it is wrong for a company (be it cat food for vets or medicine for human doctors) to provide education to professionals in the hopes that they will see increased promotion of their product, it is still wrong whether or not you happen to like that company's product. That is like saying propaganda is wrong unless it's propaganda you agree with.
  • edited 28 July, 2009
    That\'s a good point, Atrus. Pet nutrition should not be any different than how one would approach the study of any other animal nutrition... from a biological standpoint. Science should be the basis... Unfortunately, the system seems to be broken, and money is the polluter. Large commercial pet food companies are able to skew science by funding small non-comprehensive studies, then re-interpreting all the different results to their own liking. They then present these studies and their interpretations to the students in the veterinary schools that they also fund. Atrus is correct, it would be no different if some other pet food company used the same system. What is needed is an unbiased, purely biologically based course in animal nutrition. How to make that happen is indeed a very good question. I honestly don\'t see an easy answer to that....
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