Dr. Katy Nelson
Host and executive producer of “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” and associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre
How nutrition and health can nurture the human-pet bond – Katy Nelson, DVM, host and executive producer of “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” and associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, Virginia, shares some of the latest research on the human-animal bond and its benefits to both parties. Passionate about pet nutrition and its importance as the foundation for good health, she will address its role in developing and strengthening this bond. In addition, she will provide insights for pet food brands on the questions and concerns she hears from her pet owner clients.
Nelson is host and executive producer of “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” and is associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, Virginia. She has been featured on the “Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” Sirius XM, NPR, CNBC, the “Meredith Vieira Show,” “HuffPost Live” and is the expert for the second season of the popular show “Unlikely Animal Friends” on Nat Geo WILD.
As the medical director of pet health for Stop Aging Now, Nelson has her own line of all-natural pet health supplements called Charlie’s Choice. She is a frequent contributor to Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Cheddar TV, HuffPost Pets, BarkPost and is featured in over 200 pet health videos on PetMD. Nelson earned her veterinary degree in 2001 from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a certified veterinary journalist accredited by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists. Through her consulting business, KJN Pet Marketing, she has served as a valuable source to reporters around the country for the past six years and as a marketing consultant for pet-related companies, from Fortune 500 corporations to pet/pet parent targeted start-ups. A native of Louisiana, Nelson now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, their son and daughter, and their rambunctious dogs Papi, an incredibly lovable Labradoodle, and Eddie Underbite, a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix adopted through Mutts Matter Rescue and Petfinder.com.