Education

Master Degree

Animal Husbandry 
Poland | 07/2013
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Thesis title: The comparison of the labels’ content in selected complete dry food for dogs and cats
Advisor: Sybilla Berwid-Wojtowicz, PhD

Traineeship

Service for Pet Nutrition
Belgium I 07/2016 – 10/2016
Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology
Advisor: Myriam Hesta DVM, PhD Vet Sci, Dip ECVCN

PhD Candidate

Animal Biology
Poland | 10/2013 - Present
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Thesis title: Quality valuation of selected commercial dog foods in terms of food safety indicators
Advisor: Robert Glogowski PhD

Pet Nutritionist

Consultation of proper nutrition of dogs and cats - advise on diet selection,  balancing home-made diets, performing weight loss program

Lecturer

Presentation of canine and feline nutrition courses and seminars for pet parents,  pet food industry and professionals (veterinary nurses, behaviorists, petsitters, breeders)

Writer

Preparation a reliable popular science articles for pet business journals and dog magazines with ability to present scientific material in a clear and succinct manner

External Expert

Performing commercial analyses of labels’ content of complete pet food regarding current requirements of EU legislation for local manufacturers

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS

  • 3/2014 - present  
    • Member of European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition 
  • 10/2013 - present  
    • Member of Association for PhD Candidates and PhD Career Development "PolDoc", running the Warsaw office
  • 05/2014 - present  
    • Member of the jury in the pet industry contest - Top for Dog     
  • 10/2014 – 02/2017    
    • Member of the Animal Nutrition Section of Students’ Scientific Association (Faculty of Animal Sciences, WULS) 
  • 10/2015 – 10/2016    
    • Representative of Council of PhD Students of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, advocates for, facilitates communications among PhD students, constructs regulations 
   

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE, SEMINARS, INVITED TALKS

  • UPCOMING
    • Szczecin, 02-03/09/2017 Lecture "The nutritional management of food hypersensitivity in dogs and cats" II Veterinary Conference - advances in nutrition and dermatology of companion animals. TEB Education, 
  • UPCOMING
    • Warsaw 17/06/2017 Course: "Petsitter – Professional Animal Caregiver" Organiser: PsiaEdukacja
  • Courses on WULS Open University (nutritional part):
    • "Basics of care, hygiene and veterinary prevention of dogs and cats - a companion for the responsible owner"    04/04/2016
    • "Dog behawior with elements of nutrition and breeding"    05/11/2016 
    • "Petsitter: certified dog & cat caregiver"    10/12/2016, 03/02/2017
  • Seminar "Feeding working & sporting dogs", organiser: Dog&Sport.  16/04/2016
  • Seminar "Pet Food market and label secrets" organiser: Psia Strefa.  07/02/2015
  • Course "Veterinary Dietetics" organiser: Silva Lupus.  02-07/2014
  • Trainings pet food companies personnel in basics of feeding dogs and cats.

 

 

STAGES & COURSES

  • Traineeship - Ghent University (Belgium), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology.  07/2016 – 10/2016. Erasmus + Program
    • Experienced in several laboratory procedures for the study of the effect of weight gain on kidney function in dogs with a new technique called Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS). Developed skills in performing analysis like measurement of blood pressure in dogs, deuterium analysis for estimation of body fat, glomerular filtration rate , evaluating Body Condition Score, Muscle Condition Score, Faecal and Dental Score in dogs, nutritional adaptations. Developed the competence to give nutritional advice for healthy and sick dogs and cats.
  • Internship - WULS Analytical Center (accredited laboratory), 80 hours: chemical analysis: liquid and gas chromatography, classical methods, spectrometry. 03.03.2014-30.05.2014
  • Training for persons responsible for planning and executing procedures and experiments on animals, Polish Laboratory Animal Science Association POLLASA. 21-25/09/2015 (No. 431/2015)
  • Training "Sanitary and veterinary regulations for the pet food production", Polwita. 26/02/2015 (No. PK3/O/2015/016)
  • Training "Practical interpretation of Regulation (EC) No. 767/2009 - placing on the market and use of animal feed", Polwita. 04.12.2014 (No. PK2/O/2014/072)