Our Team - The Scientists

a. Principal Pet Nutritionist and Scientific Director: Dr. Ramesh Khanal, PhD, PAS, Dipl. (ACAN)

Our Principal Pet Nutritionist and Scientific Director Dr. Ramesh C. Khanal had found his keen interest in animal and nutritional sciences early in his life and received his Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition from Utah State University in 2004. Both his undergraduate degree from Nepal and M.Phil. degree from Sri Lanka were also in animal and nutritional sciences. Later, he obtained his Diplomate certification in Animal Nutrition from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists in 2006. Since graduating with a degree in animal science, he has been extensively involved in animal and nutritional research, product development and manufacturing, ration formulation, technical support, QA, customer service, and such for almost 30 years. Currently, he lives in Lancaster, PA with his family.

After moving to the United States in 2001 for his doctoral degrees, Dr. Khanal built a highly successful career in animal and nutritional sciences wherever he went. Initially, he was extensively involved in nutritional and health research and published close to 50 peer reviewed original research and review articles in high impact journals that have garnered >2,200 total citations and an h-Index of 24 despite leaving the academia almost a decade ago. Additionally, he has authored several book chapters and presented his findings in many professional meetings and symposia. Most of those publications and citation history can be found by visiting Google Scholar.

Dr. Khanal is a highly accomplished pet nutritionist that has developed formulas not only of pet foods, treats, and mineral and vitamin premixes, but also a wide variety of other species of commercial livestock, laboratory animals, non-human primates, as well as zoo animals, aquatic species, birds and reptiles to name. While at Envigo, he developed close to a thousand laboratory research diets for various purposes, primarily related to improving human health, while also providing technical support to sales team and marketing initiatives. His specialty in addition to creating new products is to revamp existing lines of pet treats and supplements as well as to resolve issues related to quality, texture, and appearance of products. Such formulations are related to both mass production as well as niche and high end markets. Many pet foods, treats, and supplement formulas that he designed and helped launch are found in major pet food retailers, including Walmart, PetSmart, Chewy, PetValue, etc. among others, while also being exported to Europe, Asia, and South America.

Dr. Khanal has a thorough knowledge of nutrient requirements of basically all species of livestock, pets, laboratory research animals, as well as many other animals. He also has an extensive knowledge about the availability and characteristics of individual ingredients as well as their alternatives, nutrient profiles and their characteristics, market situation, new trends etc. as well as AAFCO nutritional, ingredient, and labeling guidelines, among others. Such a vast knowledge and experience can be utilized directly for your benefit in whichever way you deem necessary.

You can just say a hello to Dr. Khanal by calling him at 501-626-2863 or dropping an email Ramesh.Khanal@science4pets.com

Consulting Pet Nutritionist: Dr. Nar Kaji Gurung, PhD, PAS, Dipl. (ACAN) – Copy and paste from science4pets.com

Consulting Animal Nutritionist: Dr. Ish Acharya – Copy and paste from science4pets.com