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Presenter Bio

Dr. Laura Pletz

Scientific Services Manager
Royal Canin USA
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Dr. Laura Pletz joined Royal Canin USA in September 2012 as the Technical Services Manager, leading a team of veterinary technicians in providing consultations and managing the consumer care function for Royal Canin USA. She was promoted to the position of Scientific Services Manager for the East US in 2016 to lead a team of veterinarians working in the field with a focus on key opinion leader and University outreach, as well as technical support for the veterinary sales team and their customers. Dr. Pletz has also worked closely with the communications team on public relations and serves as a spokesperson for Royal Canin USA.

Prior to joining Mars, Dr. Pletz worked in a small animal practice in Ballwin, MO, where she was also one of the practice owners. During this time, she was also a co-host of a local animal advice radio program. When not working, she is volunteering her time serving on the board of directors for the Women's Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative.

Dr. Pletz conducted her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri and then received her DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Dr. Pletz and her two sons, Hayden and Brendan, reside in Wildwood, MO, and recently added to their family by adopting a 7-year-old cat named Dwight.