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PFMA to hold first ever Pet Nutrition Debate at LVS

PFMA to hold first ever Pet Nutrition Debate at LVS

PFMA and a panel of experts including Dr Marge Chandler, Consultant in Small Animal Nutrition, Dr Nick Thompson, Founder, Raw Feeding Veterinary Society, Laura Ward, Pet Nutritionist at GA Pet Food Partners and Dr John Lowe, founder of Tuttons Hill Nutrition will be hosting a Pet Nutrition Debate at LVS.

Date: Friday 20th November

Time: 0915 – 1110 

Location: Henley Suite 4

With the primary objective of helping vets and vet nurses tackle challenging owner questions on topics from obesity to raw feeding, it’s a must-attend event! 

Following the debate, PFMA will be producing a FREE booklet entitled: ‘Pet Nutrition – All Your Questions Answered’.  Vets and vet nurses can submit questions in advance of the event and you can request a copy of the booklet. To register your interest, submit your questions or request a booklet please email:


For more information please contact: or or call 0207 379 9009.

Note to editors:

Dr Marge Chandler: Consultant in Small Animal Nutrition and currently runs a Nutrition Service through Vets Now Referrals in Glasgow. Dr Chandler is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Edinburgh. After qualifying from Colorado State University Dr Chandler was in general practice for 4 years before returning to do a double residency in small animal internal medicine and clinical nutrition at Colorado State University and Massey University in New Zealand.

Dr Nick Thompson:  Nick Thompson has been a vet for 23 years. His practice,, offers homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition and herbal medicine, alongside conventional advice, for dogs, cats and horses. He is veterinary consultant to Nature's Menu. He is a passionate advocate for 'responsible raw', knowing that 'good kibble/tins' are better than 'bad raw'. Nick is the founder of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society. 

Dr John Lowe: Dr Lowe has a degree in Biophysics at Aston and then BSc, Animal Nutrition and PhD at Nottingham. He has worked in Agriculture from the mid 70s to 80 and then in pet nutrition as Technical Director of UK based dry pet food company. Dr Lowe is a visiting Lecturer in Small Animal Nutrition, Nottingham University at BSc and MSc level. In 2000 Dr Lowe set up a pet nutrition consultancy business, Tuttons Hill Nutrition, which now has a world-wide client base and research projects at a number of UK and EU colleges and Universities. Dr Lowe is also Past Chairman of the UK pet food manufacturers association. 

Laura Ward: Has been with GA Pet Food Partners for nearly a year, after completing an Animal Science degree at The University of Nottingham. During her degree, Laura studied Animal Nutrition in detail and conducted a project into Owner Perceptions of Treat Giving and its links to canine obesity, in order to gain an Accreditation in Nutrition. Laura adds ‘At GA making simple the balancing of complete pet foods has become second nature and it is fantastic to see some of the research and development being applied into real and successful product.’

Michael Bellingham: Michael has worked in the trade association world for many years, firstly with the British Retail Consortium, before moving to the Food and Drink Federation in 1996. In January 2000 he took up the role of Secretary General to the Federation of European Rice Millers (FERM) in Brussels, moving back to the UK with PFMA in early 2004. Michael has a degree in Politics from Durham University and an MA in European Studies from South Bank University. 

Sarah Hormozi: Sarah is the PFMA Veterinary Nutrition Executive.   Part of her role is to keep abreast of developments in areas such as veterinary medicine/science and animal nutrition. In addition to overseeing the PFMA Veterinary and Nutrition Committee, Sarah now runs the PFMA Bird and Small Animal Working Groups. Sarah has a BSc in Biology (specialized in Zoology), and worked in a veterinary practice before obtaining her MSc from Kings College London, where her research focused on Animal Assisted Therapy.

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