Veterinary Advisory Board


Vedrana Gjivoje


Dr. Gjivoje completed her undergraduate studies at Brown University in 1988 and her D.V.M. with High Honors at Michigan State University in 1994. She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Oradell Animal Hospital in 1995 in New Jersey.As a General Practice Veterinarian, she owned and operated her own Small Animal Hospital in New Jersey for 23 years. During that time, she was recognized by Congress as a distinguished woman in Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and as a leading woman entrepreneur in New Jersey in 2017. Currently residing in South Carolina, Dr. Gjivoje continues to practice Veterinary Medicine in the Greater Charleston Area.

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Albert Ahn


Albert Ahn, DVM has joined MYOS as a Strategic Adviser to guide the development and expansion of its animal health business of Fortetropin-based canine muscle health formulas.Dr. Ahn is a veteran of the Animal Health Industry with over 25 years of industry experience, including roles as President at AB Science, USA, a canine oncology company; Chief Scientific Officer at Summit VetPharm, a division of Sumitomo Corporation of America, in addition to roles at Hill's Pet Nutrition.Dr. Ahn's accomplishments include developing the marketing strategy for Heartgard® Plus, the blockbuster heartworm disease prevention product while serving at Boehringer Ingelheim and bringing Vectra 3D®, a next-generation product for flea and tick control, to market during his tenure with Sumitomo.

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Laurie McCauley


Dr. McCauley graduated in 1992 from Colorado State SVM. After six years in general practice, she became a pioneer in the field of Veterinary Rehabilitation, designing the first underwater treadmill for dogs.Dr. McCauley started the first Veterinary Rehabilitation Clinic in 1998, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation, and was on faculty at Canine Rehabilitation Institute for 14 years. She is certified in Acupuncture and Chiropractic therapy and in 2014 became Board Certified in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.Dr. McCauley is an International lecturer and contributing author in many textbooks and journals. She was awarded the 2011 Iams AARV Award of Excellence in the Field of Rehabilitation and the 2015 AHVMA Holistic Practitioner of the Year Award. In 2017 Dr. McCauley opened Red Tail Rehab mobile practice in North Carolina.

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Mandy Peffers


Mandy Peffers, BVetMed, MPhil, PhD, FRCVS is a Professor in the Department of Musculoskeletal Science and Ageing, Institute of Life Course & Medical Sciences at the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science, United Kingdom.Prof. Peffers completed her Veterinary Studies and PhD at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.Prof. Peffers is currently a Wellcome Trust Clinical Intermediate Fellow studying “The role of small nucleolar RNAs in cartilage ageing and disease.” Her research group consists currently of four PhD students, two post doctoral research associates and a masters student.


Jennifer Jones Shults


Dr. Shults owns and manages the Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary and the Veterinary Rehabilitation & Pain Management Hospital in Cary, NC.Dr. Jennifer Shults graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 after earning undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry & Chemistry.She completed a rotating Small Animal Internship at Southpaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in June 2010. After completing her Internship, Dr. Shults practiced Emergency Medicine in Cary, NC, but remains passionate about imaging and lameness.Dr. Shults completed her certification in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy and opened her own rehabilitation practice in October 2013. She purchased an Emergency practice in May 2014 and moved with a Surgical practice to a new facility in October 2016.


Ria Acciani


Ms. Acciani is the Co-Principal and Rehabilitation Director at Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Center in Warren, NJ and has a special interest in rehabilitating sporting and performance dogs that have suffered musculoskeletal injuries. Ms. Acciani has a graduate degree in Human Physical Therapy and is licensed to practice Physical Therapy in the State of New Jersey.After completing the Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program at the University of Tennessee, she was able to combine her love for dogs with her passion for Physical Therapy. Her expertise in canine rehabilitation include therapeutic exercises, balance therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, magnetic pain relief therapy, microcurrent electrical stimulation, brace and cart fitting and acoustic wave therapy.


Dr. Korinn Saker

Associate Professor, Nutrition, Director NCSU CVM

Dr. Korinn Saker is an Associate Professor, Nutrition, Director NCSU CVM Nutrition Program Section Chief, Health & Wellness Center College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University. The general focus of Dr. Saker’s research work involves nutritional intervention for disease states driven by oxidative stress, the relationship between oxidants, anti-oxidants, immunity, and nutrient metabolism in response to disease stressors common to both humans and animals. This includes tissue loss conditions associated with disease and aging. Dr. Saker also develops appropriate animal models to investigate the mechanisms by which nutrients alter various aspects of the immune system that allows for comparative, translational research that benefits both humans and veterinary patients.