KNOWLEDGE POD: Nutritional Management for Surrendered Cats


Dr. Jackie Parr, BScH DVM MSc Dip ACVN, Scientific Affairs Manager and Veterinary Clinical Nutritionist, Royal Canin Canada

Dr. Parr will describe her tips for feeding surrendered cats. Her tips will cover not only what to feed, but how to feed, which can often be overlooked. She will focus on underweight cats, overweight cats and cats with upper respiratory disease. Each cat is unique and deserves the best possible nutrition! Let's make it happen together!


Dr. Jackie Parr, an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) 2009 graduate, is a veterinary clinical nutritionist with Royal Canin Canada and adjunct faculty at the OVC. Dr. Parr completed her internship and residency at Angell Animal Medical Centre in Boston and a Master's in biochemical and molecular nutrition at Tufts University. During her internship, Dr. Parr was awarded the Dr. Sharon Drellich Memorial Award for professionalism, collegiality and compassion. Dr. Parr returned to OVC in 2013 to complete a post-doctoral fellowship. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2015 and is one of five board-certified veterinary nutritionists in Canada. She was awarded the OVC Young Alumnus Award in 2016. She continues to offer nutrition case consultations at Royal Canin Canada and has begun volunteering for Community Veterinary Outreach. She rebuilt the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition’s website in 2017 as part of her volunteer work with the organization ( Her passions are teaching and social media. Dr. Parr has given numerous continuing education lectures at conferences and veterinary schools across Canada. She is known as the Kibble Queen on social media and blogs for Dr. Andy Roark through her personal company, On Parr Nutrition Inc. Dr. Parr enjoys watching hockey, lifting weights and spending time with her beloved Boston Terrier.