Jacqueline Parr

Adjunct Faculty

Profile

Dr. Jackie Parr, a 2009 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist® with the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, joined the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition. In her role, Dr. Parr leads the Small Animal Clinical Nutrition Service, providing nutritional consultations for cats and dogs.  

 

Dr. Parr completed a rotating small animal internship and a residency in clinical nutrition at Angell Animal Medical Centre in Boston, MA. During her internship, Dr. Parr was awarded the Dr. Sharon Drellich Memorial Award for professionalism, collegiality, and compassion. During her four years in Boston, she also completed a Masters in biochemical and molecular nutrition at Tufts University.  

 

Dr. Parr returned to OVC in 2013 to complete a post-doctoral fellowship and focus on development of the first Clinical Nutrition Service in Canada for the OVC Health Sciences Centre. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2015. She was awarded the OVC Young Alumnus Award in 2016.  

 

From 2015-2020, Dr. Parr gained valuable experience working in the pet nutrition industry, which provides her with a unique perspective. Her ability to draw from her experiences in private practice, industry, and academia provides a well-rounded perspective when teaching the next generation of veterinarians. Based on her exemplary contributions she received a Canadian “Best in Show Award” in 2018 and in 2019 she was a regional winner and global finalist for the “Make The Difference Awards”.   

 

In 2018, Dr. Parr became a Founding Member and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. The Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition’s mission is to advocate for evidence-based animal nutrition and for veterinary nutrition education across Canada. To subscribe to the CAVN’s mailing list please visit www.canvetnutrition.ca.  

 

Dr. Parr is passionate about teaching and social media. She is endearingly known as The Kibble QueenTM online, which was a nickname she was given during veterinary school by her peers due to her unrelenting passion for cat and dog nutrition. For more information please visit www.kibblequeen.com

 

Lastly, Dr. Parr believes in giving back to the veterinary profession through volunteer work:  

Selected Publications

Bianco AV, Rajagopaul S, Parr JM, Woods JP, Verbrugghe A. Nutrition support for the canine cancer patient. J Amer Vet Med Assoc (submitted May 28, 2019).

Coe JB, Rankovic A, Edwards TR, Parr JM. Dog owner’s accuracy measuring different volumes of dry dog food using three different measuring devices. Vet Record (accepted July 9, 2019).

Tiffany S, Parr JM, Templeman J, Shoveller AK, Manjos R, Yu A, Verbrugghe A. Assessment of dog owners’ knowledge relating to the diagnosis and treatment of canine food allergies. Can Vet J. 2019 Mar;60(3):268-274.

Santarossa A, Parr JM, Verbrugghe A. Assessment of canine and feline body composition by veterinary health care teams in Ontario, Canada. Can Vet J. 2018 Dec;59(12):1280-1286.

Parr JM, Bersenas A, Mathews KA. Nutritional Support Plans for the Ill or Injured Patient. In: Mathews, K, ed. Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Manual. 3rd ed. Guelph: LifeLearn Inc., 2018;795-827.

Kritikos G, Parr JM, Verbrugghe A. The Role of Thiamine and the Effects of Deficiency in Dogs and Cats. Vet Sci 2017;4(4):59.

Tal M, Mackenzie S, Parr JM, Verbrugghe A. Dietary imbalances in a large breed puppy, leading to compression fractures, vitamin D deficiency and suspected nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism. Can Vet J 2018 Jan;59(1):36-42.

Santarossa A, Parr JM, Verbrugghe A. The importance of assessing canine and feline body composition and the methods available for use in clinical practice. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2017 Sep 1;251(5):521-529.

Parr JM, Glasgow DJ, Edwards TR, Graham-May KM, Coe JB. Assessing dog owners’ accuracy in measuring different volumes of dry dog food. Poster session presented at: 17th Annual AAVN Clinical Nutrition and Research Symposium; 2017 Jun 7; National Harbour, MD, USA.

Rajagopaul S, Parr JM, Woods JP, Pearl DL, Coe JB, Verbrugghe A. Owners' attitudes and practices regarding nutrition of dogs diagnosed with cancer presenting at a referral oncology service in Ontario, Canada. J Small Anim Pract. 2016 Sep;57(9):484-90.

Wong E, Goldstein M, Spiegle M, Parr JM. Muscle condition scoring as a clinical tool for evaluating muscle loss in healthy cats and dogs in a primary veterinary clinic. Poster session presented at: The Ontario Veterinary College Summer Leadership and Research Program Poster Presentations; 2016 Aug 15-16; Guelph, ON, CANADA.

Parr JM. Nutritional assessment in general practice. Canadian Vet 2015;10(2):7.

Rajagopaul S, Parr JM, Woods P, Pearl DL, Coe JB, Verbrugghe A. Owners’ attitudes and practices regarding nutrition of dogs diagnosed with cancer. Poster session presented at: 15th Annual AAVN Clinical Nutrition and Research Symposium; 2015 Jun 3; Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Santarossa A, Parr JM, Verbrugghe A. Veterinary assessments of body composition in cats and dogs: A survey. Poster session presented at: ANSC*4700 Research in Animal Biology I Posters Presentations; 2014 Dec 5; Guelph, ON, CANADA.

Parr JM, Remillard RL. Common confounders of dietary elimination trials contain the antigens soy, pork, and beef. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2014;50(5):298-304.

Parr JM, Remillard RL. Handling alternative dietary requests form pet owners. Vet Clinics of North Am: Sm Anim Pract 2014;44:667-688.

Manjos R, Parr JM, Verbrugghe A. Canine food allergies: Survey of dog owner beliefs and knowledge. Poster session presented at: The Ontario Veterinary College Summer Leadership and Research Program Poster Presentations; 2014 Aug 12-13; Guelph, ON, CANADA.

Weaver M, Parr JM, Yu A, Verbrugghe A. Adverse food reactions in dogs and cats: A Canadian consensus on diagnosis and management. Poster session presented at: The Ontario Veterinary College Summer Leadership and Research Program Poster Presentations; 2014 Aug 12-13; Guelph, ON, CANADA.

Wong C, Parr JM, Verbrugghe A. Survey of commercial dog foods in the Canadian pet food market. Poster session presented at: The Ontario Veterinary College Summer Leadership and Research Program Poster Presentations; 2014 Aug 12-13; Guelph, ON, CANADA.

Parr JM, Remillard RL. Common confounders of dietary elimination trials contain the antigens soy, pork, and beef. Poster session presented at: The Future of Food and Nutrition: A Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference; 2013 Apr 6; Boston, MA, USA.