MEG SMART DVM, PhD

MEG SMART DVM, PhD received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada, in 1968. In 1978, after receiving a Medical Research Fellowship she took an educational leave from her faculty position at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada, to do her PhD in trace mineral metabolism and the effect of water quality in beef cattle (University of Saskatchewan, Canada). Ten thousand liver biopsies later, and with her thesis completed, in 1984, she returned to her faculty position.

In 1994, she started one of the first Companion Animal Nutrition optional courses for final year veterinary students in North America and continues to teach Companion Animal Nutrition to this day.

Dr. Smart is an invited author for several holistic pet magazines, and co-author — along with Elizabeth Hodgkins DVM and Michael Fox DVM, PhD — of the book Not Fit For A Dog: The Truth About Manufactured Cat And Dog Food. She was interviewed for several articles on the state of pet nutrition and appeared as a nutrition expert in the Canadian Broadcasting Cooperation documentary Pet Food A Dog’s Breakfast. (on UTube.ca Pet Food A Dog’s Breakfast CBC Doc Zone)

Online, Dr. Smart can be found blogging at The Amazing Goat Blog, and Pet Nutrition by Smart. She has given nutrition workshops and rounds, by invitation on the Veterinary Information Network.

She has taught Veterinary Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Large Animal Medicine, with each path she took always leading her back to nutrition and its critical role in wellness. Her teaching philosophy is to make the students think critically about Nutrition and to encourage them to make informed decisions about Nutrition, whether investigating Conventional or Alternative Options.

Dr. Smart may be contacted by phone 306-966-7100 and e-mail mes605@gmail.uask.ca.

She will speak on The Dangers Of Modern Pet Food & Cancer.

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