Mikelle Roeder

Mikelle Roeder , Ph.D.

Multi-Species Nutritionist



University of Idaho


Dr. Roeder has been with Purina Animal Nutrition for 18 years, serving on the Companion Animal, Private Label, and now Equine Technical Services Teams. She is a multi-species nutritionist who has worked with poultry, rabbits, small ruminants, wildlife, cattle, fish and horses. As a breeder of registered Angus cattle and a devoted dressage competitor, “I feel like I walk the walk as well as talking the talk. I know what the customer wants because I am the customer. I have a passion for all my animals, and I enjoy developing feeds that help to keep them at the optimal level of health and performance”.
Dr. Roeder earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and master’s degree in animal nutrition from Washington State University. She earned a Ph.D. in animal physiology from the University of Idaho, focusing on the effects of exercise on growth hormone-induced equine metabolic syndrome, a condition similar to early-stage diabetes that afflicts a significant segment of the equine population.
Dr. Roeder lives on a ranch in the Hill Country of Texas, along with two dogs, two horses, five barn cats, 22 Angus cattle, and one very supportive husband.

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