Kelly Vineyard

Kelly Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D.

Senior Nutritionist, Equine Technical Solutions


Horses have always been my passion. I’m fortunate to be in a position to give back.

Profile

Education

University of Florida

Background

“We develop superior nutrition products by focusing on quality in all stages of production. During the research phase, we hold ourselves to such high standards that sometimes our findings may delay or even stop the process of bringing a new product to market. This may make my job a little more difficult, but having the confidence that any new product we introduce will perform up to expectations makes it all worth it.”

Dr. Vineyard’s research expertise and interest includes:

  • Nutritional immunology
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Exercise physiology
  • Performance horse nutrition
  • Nutritionally-related medical conditions

“As a research scientist who strives to develop products that will directly benefit the horse, I am particularly proud of my work developing the Purina® SuperSport® Amino Acid Supplement. I knew that it was going to be a great product based not only on our research results, but also on how my own horse responded to it. But nothing gives me more satisfaction than to hear from happy customers who are excited to share with us the positive results they are seeing in their own horses,” says Dr. Vineyard.

Like many of the equine experts at Purina, Dr. Vineyard has been involved with horses for most of her life. She is a USDF bronze and silver medalist in dressage and owns an off-track thoroughbred and a rescue pony.

Dr. Vineyard holds a master’s and doctoral degree in equine nutrition from the University of Florida and a bachelor of science from Auburn University. She’s also a frequent publisher and lecturer on equine nutrition with expertise in omega-3 fatty acids, immune function and performance horse nutrition. Her published work includes articles in the Journal of Animal Science and the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, and a chapter in the textbook Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition.

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