Dr. Jennifer Adolphe Featured in Pet Age’s Forty Under 40
Petcurean’s very own Senior Nutritionist, Dr. Jennifer Adolphe, becomes the first Petcurean Employee to win Pet Age’s Forty Under 40 Award
Congratulations are in order for Dr. Jennifer Adolphe. Jennifer was one of the proud recipients of this year’s Pet Age’s Forty under 40 award that honours the up-and-coming pet industry leaders. These are individuals who have shown their devotion to the success of the pet industry and a commitment to professional excellence. You can read her profile below, and click here to see all 40 recipients for 2017!
Jennifer Adolphe – Senior Nutritionist, Petcurean
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Company Description: Petcurean is a family-owned Canadian company that creates nutritionally balanced and premium-quality pet food recipes that always put pets first.
Primary Job Function: Research and development
Years in Industry: 5
What inspired you to get into the pet industry?
I have been passionate about nutrition for as long as I can remember. I started my career as a registered dietitian, working with people to improve their lives through better nutrition. About 10 years ago, I decided that I wanted to combine my love of pets with my knowledge in nutrition and started a Ph.D. in companion animal nutrition. It ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made as I now have an exciting and interesting career in the pet food industry helping to improve the lives of pets through nutrition.
What do you feel is your biggest contribution to the pet business and/or pet owners?
My personal ‘pet’ project has been to raise awareness about pet obesity. Pets are becoming obese at an alarming rate. Keeping our pets at an ideal body weight is one of the best things we can do to keep them healthy, especially since we have a significant amount of control over how much food they eat and how much exercise they get. I take advantage of any opportunity to raise awareness about pet obesity—in the media, conference presentations and educational publications.
What do you enjoy most about the pet industry?
The people and the pets. The pet industry seems to attract great people who are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and sincere about their work—all of which are qualities that I greatly value in creating new business relationships. And, of course, nothing is better than working with pets and knowing that what I do helps improve their lives.