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Michael L. Schlegel, PhD, DACAS:

Dr. Schlegel received his B.S. in Animal Production from The Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University.  He completed a joint postdoctoral research fellowship in exotic animal nutrition with the University of Florida’s Department of Animal Science and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Animal Programs.  Dr. Schlegel is a Certified Professional Animal Scientist and a Diplomat of the American College of Animal Sciences – Nutrition Discipline.  He taught in the Department of Animal Science as an Assistant Professor at Delaware Valley University (Doylestown, Pennsylvania).  Dr. Schlegel was the Director of Nutritional Services at San Diego Zoo Global from 2005 to 2015.  Dr. Schlegel joined Purina Animal Nutrition as a Senior Nutritionist in November of 2015 and is part of the Technical Innovation team focusing on wildlife and small ruminants.  He has been a section editor for the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, proceedings, abstracts, and research reports.  Mike and his wife, Becky, reside in Wildwood, MO.