Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva
Professional Services Veterinarian
Panel Discussion Description:
What’s next for pet food? – David Sprinkle, publisher for Packaged Facts, shares data and trends on the U.S. pet food market to explore the new wave of opportunities in this dynamic category, ranging from macroeconomic factors to digital strategies for pet food marketing beyond online sales and subscriptions. After his presentation, he joins a panel discussion of pet food experts on the issues, events and trends they foresee for the market. Other panelists include Henriette Bylling, CEO and owner of Aller Petfood; Dave Carney, area sales manager, North America, pet food and aquafeed for Buhler; Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA, professional services veterinarian for Wild Earth; and Jennifer Silverberg, CEO of SmartCommerce.
Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA, is a veterinarian interested in nutrition, behavior and pain management, with the overarching goal of improving the human-animal bond. She attended Brown University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Following graduation, she lived in Africa, working in wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. Dasilva attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she worked in general practice, on telehealth platforms, and received her Fear Free certification, which aims to prevent and alleviate anxiety and stress in the animals she cares for. In response to the lack of access to veterinary care during the pandemic, Dasilva created an affordable, multilingual telehealth platform in an effort to make veterinarians more easily accessible, and to provide pet parents with factual information to optimize their pets’ health. She also gained certification in acupuncture and began working at a rehabilitation practice. It was there that she continued to realize the importance of nutrition in chronic disease and overall health. Dasilva has taken several courses on canine nutrition, with plans to pursue a master’s degree in animal nutrition in the future.