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I am an expert in companion animal nutrition and certified trainer of science.  I give trainings to the pet parents, veterinarians, vet nurses, pet shops and companies, dog schools, non-medical practitioners (behaviorists, breeders, petsitters, groomers).

I am focused on healthy canine & feline nutrition. I defended my doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Animal Sciences at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. My research was devoted to the assessment of dry dog food safety. During my zootechnical studies I held a scientific internship at Ghent University in Belgium, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

I am an academic lecturer, speaker at conferences and the author of scientific papers and numerous articles in the industry magazines (see list of publications).

I am professionally related to the pet food market since 2008, as an independent expert. I cooperate with the pet food manufacturers.  I perform analyses of pet food labels according to the EU regulation.

I am the member of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition. I regularly participate in the international congresses, fairs and seminars. I am up to date with the pet food market growth – in Poland and all over the world.

In private, I am pet parent of Finka – adopted from the shelter.

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Education

PhD
in Animal Biology
poland

2013-2018

Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Thesis title: Quality assessment of selected commercial dog foods in terms of food safety indicators

Advisor: Robert Glogowski PhD

 

Traineeship
Service for Pet Nutrition
belgium

07.2016-10.2016

Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology

Erasmus + Program

Mentor: prof. Myriam Hesta DVM, PhD Vet Sci, Dip ECVCN

Master of Science
in Animal Husbandry
poland

2012-2013

Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Thesis title: The comparison of the labels’ content in selected complete dry food for dogs and cats in 2011 and 2013

Advisor: Sybilla Berwid-Wojtowicz PhD

Education

PhD
in Animal Biology
poland

2013-2018

Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Thesis title: Quality assessment of selected commercial dog foods in terms of food safety indicators

Advisor: Robert Glogowski PhD

 

Traineeship
Service for Pet Nutrition
belgium

07.2016-10.2016

Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology

Erasmus + Program

Mentor: prof. Myriam Hesta DVM, PhD Vet Sci, Dip ECVCN

Master of Science
in Animal Husbandry
poland

2012-2013

Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Thesis title: The comparison of the labels’ content in selected complete dry food for dogs and cats in 2011 and 2013

Advisor: Sybilla Berwid-Wojtowicz PhD

Work experience

Lecturer

Preparation and presentation of canine and feline nutrition courses and seminars for pet parents, pet food industry and pet professionals.

Writer

Preparation a reliable popular science articles for pet business magazines with ability to present scientific material in a clear and succinct manner.

External Expert

Performing analyses of labels’ content of pet food regarding current requirements of EU legislation for local manufacturers.

Consultant

Substantive nutritional advise for pet businesses with reference to trends on the market, verification of marketing texts, blogs.

List of publications

I AM THE AUTHOR OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, VETERINARY AND INDUSTRY ARTICLES

List of publications

I AM THE AUTHOR OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, VETERINARY AND INDUSTRY ARTICLES

I perform at conferences and seminars

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS (*oral communication, ** poster)

22nd Congress Of The European Society Of Veterinary And Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN)
 6th – 8th September 2018 Munich, Germany

Canine feeding behavior in the presence of a novel olfactory stimulus – a pilot study**
21st Congress Of The European Society Of Veterinary And Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN)
 21st – 23rd September 2017 Cirencester, United Kingdom

Dog owners feeding practice – implications for safety**
XX Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) 
15-17 September 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Qualitative and quantitative PCR verification of undeclared chicken protein in dry dog foods *

II Conference ‘Young Scientists in Poland – Research and Development’
27th November 2015 

Microbiological safety of dry foods for growing dogs * Vegetarian diets in dogs and cats **


XII Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Polish Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis
6-10 September 2015
Selected quality properties of lipid fraction and oxidative stability of dry dog foods under typical storage conditions **


XLIV Scientific Session: Nutrition of Livestock, Companion and Wild Animals
Committee of Animal Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, WULS

16-17 June 2015
Ingredients prevalence in dry dog foods does not influence color **

XVI Conference on Science and Technology: Construction and Operation of Machinery for Food Industry ‘BEMS 2014’
9-12 September 2014
Selected physical properties of dry dog foods **

IV Symposium of Food Engineering
1-2 July 2014
Water activity of extruded and pelleted complete dog foods *

Stages & courses

Science Coach
Course

Designing and conducting of professional trainings and workshops based on the methodology of active didactics, 32 hours

Cracow, 06-07.2018

Traineeship
Ghent University
(Belgium)

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology.

07/2016 – 10/2016. Erasmus + Program

Internship - WULS Analytical Center (accredited laboratory)

80 hours: chemical analysis: liquid and gas chromatography, classical methods, spectrometry

03.03.2014-30.05.2014

Training "Sanitary and veterinary regulations for the pet
food production"

Polwita (No. PK3/O/2015/016)

26/02/2015

Training "Practical interpretation of Regulation (EC) No. 767/2009 - placing on the market and use of animal feed"

Polwita (No. PK2/O/2014/072)

04.12.2014

Teaching experience, seminars, invited talks

Workshop “Reading pet food labels, calculating energy content of pet food and energy requirements of dogs” 
Akademia Psorbona

 03/02/2018, 09.09.2018, 26.01.2019
Conference “Confrontation of different feeding methods for dogs” 
University of Agriculture in Kraków
, 14/01/2018
Lecture: “
Nutritional Requirements of Dogs – current state of knowledge

Nutrition course on Postgraduate studies
“Dog in the society – breeding & behavior”
WULS

COAPE Diploma Course:
The impact of diet on behavior. Diet manipulation in dog behavior therapy.
18.03.2018


Workshop “Evaluating energy requirements for dogs” for Veterinary Nurses,
Piaseczno 16/11/2017

Seminar “Dog Nutrition – Weight Management and behavioral aspects”,
lecture: “Human-animal bond as a risk factor in pet obesity
Organiser: PUPIL Pet Nutrition Institute, Szklarska Poręba 07-08/10/2017

Lecture “Nutritional and energy requirements for Performance”.
TEB Education,
Szczecin 30/09/2017

Course: “Petsitter – Professional Animal Caregiver”
PsiaEdukacja 17/06/2017

Courses on WULS Open University (nutritional part):
“Basics of care, hygiene and veterinary prevention of dogs and cats – a companion for the responsible owner” 04/04/2016
“Dog behaviour with elements of nutrition and breeding” 05/11/2016
“Petsitter: certified dog & cat caregiver” 10/12/2016, 03/02/2017

Seminar “Feeding working & sporting dogs”,
organiser: Dog&Sport.
16/04/2016

Seminar “Pet Food market and label secrets”
organiser: Psia Strefa.
07/02/2015

Course “Veterinary Dietetics”
organiser: Silva Lupus.
02-07/2014

Trainings pet food companies personnel in basics of feeding dogs and cats.