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Purina Masterclass

Dr. RuthAnn Lobos
Sporting Dog First Aid 101:

Join us for an invaluable Purina Masterclass on June 10th, hosted by me, Pat Burns with special guest Dr. RuthAnn Lobos. This session will delve into the crucial topic of "Sporting Dog First Aid: Guidance on what to pack in your kit and how to use it." Dr. Lobos, a renowned expert in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation, will provide listeners with indispensable knowledge on the essential items to include in their first aid kits for both field and truck use. You’ll gain practical, hands-on advice on how to effectively utilize these items in various situations, ensuring that you are fully prepared to handle any emergencies that may arise while working with sporting dogs. This masterclass is a must-attend for anyone involved in sporting activities with dogs, offering expert guidance that could make a significant difference in the health and safety of your canine companions.

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Purina Masterclass June 2024:Dr. RuthAnn Lobos "First Aid 101"
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Dr. RuthAnn Lobos

RuthAnn Lobos, DVM CCRT CVAT

Senior Veterinarinan, Nestle’ Purina PetCare


Dr. RuthAnn Lobos currently serves as a senior veterinarian for Nestle’ Purina PetCare. Dr. Lobos joined Purina in 2005, as Veterinary Communications Manager for Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets. In this role, she managed the comprehensive VIP experience for the brand, as well as Purina’s robust partnership with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Throughout her Purina career, Dr. Lobos has worked as Senior Manager of Training and Senior Manager of Veterinary Communication for Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets. For four years, she managed the Global Scientific Programs and Events for the Purina Institute, which advances the science of nutrition, promoting global collaboration with veterinary and other scientific thought leaders to help pets live better, longer lives.

She played an integral role in the annual Companion Animal Nutrition Summit, a signature event that connects more than 150 global thought leaders to advance science and research in pet nutrition.


Dr. Lobos graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She also became certified in canine physical rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2010. She completed her certification as a veterinary acupuncture therapist from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2021. She also is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, and Colorado Veterinary Medical Association


Dr. Lobos currently resides in Boulder, Colorado, where she spends her evenings and weekends practicing as a relief veterinarian. Outside of work, Dr. Lobos is an avid triathlete and marathoner and enjoys fly-fishing, working with sporting dogs, upland game hunting, hiking and camping with her husband and son. Dr. Lobos has a hard charging, 9-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, Finn, who her family rescued when he was 2 and continues to keep them on their toes!  She recently added a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy, Journey, to the mix and is excited for the adventure of training her first bird dog!

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