Regulatory Discretion, Inc.

DR.  DAVID A.  DZANIS  DVM, PhD, DACVN

CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

1984-1989:
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in veterinary medicine, veterinary physiology
and nutrition awarded 1989 (Thesis: Effects of vitamin D metabolites in dogs with normal and impaired
renal function).

1978-1982:
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) awarded 1982.

1975-1978:
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: Pre-veterinary studies, no degree.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010-present:
Chief Executive Officer: Regulatory Discretion, Inc., Santa Clarita, CA. Consulting firm for food, feed and
related industries in matters relating to regulation and nutrition; speaker and writer on related topics.

1998-2009:
Owner: Dzanis Consulting & Collaborations, Santa Clarita, CA. Independent consultant for animal feed
and related industries in matters relating to veterinary nutrition and animal feed regulations; speaker and
writer on related topics.

1989-1998:
Veterinary Nutritionist: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Rockville,
MD. Primary scientific oversight of all pet food nutrition and labeling matters.

1989:
Lecturer in Veterinary Nutrition: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

1982-1984:
Associate Veterinarian: New England Animal Medical Center, West Boylston, MA (mixed animal
practice).

SPECIALTY BOARDS/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American College of Veterinary Nutrition, Diplomate 1990
American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
American Veterinary Medical Association
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

POSTS HELD

Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy (Regulatory Science Program), 2006-present.

Pet Nutrition Consultant and AAFCO Committee Advisor (Pet Food, Ingredient Definitions, Model Bill & Regulations, Feed
Labeling and Feed Manufacturing Committees), American Pet Products Association, 2006-present.

AAFCO Committee Advisor (Pet Food, Ingredient Definitions, Model Bill & Regulations and Feed Labeling Committees),
American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 2003-present.

Contributing Editor, Petfood Industry (Watt Publishing Co.), 1999-present.

Member-at-Large of the Board of Regents, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 1992-1995, 2006-2009.

Member, Residency Training Program Evaluation Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 2005-2009.

Member, National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Examining the Safety of Dietary Supplements for Horses, Dogs, and Cats, 2007-2008.

Chairman, Constitution and By-Law Review Committee (ad hoc), American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 2006-2008.

Member, National Research Council (NRC) Ad Hoc Committee on Dog and Cat Nutrition, 2000-2004.

Chairman of the Board of Regents and Member of Nominating Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 2003-
2004.

President of the Board of Regents and Chairman of Nominating Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 2002-2003.

Member, Residency Committee (ad hoc), American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 2001-2003.

President-Elect of the Board of Regents and Chairman of Scientific Programs Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 2001-2002.

Member, BioValidity Pet Nutrition Knowledgebase Advisory Board, 2000-2003.

Liaison, AAFCO Pet Food, Ingredient Definitions, Model Bill & Regulations and Botanicals & Herbs Committees, 2000-2002.

Vice President of the Board of Regents and Chairman of Credentials Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 2000-2001.

Editor-in-Chief, Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (Veterinary Practice Publishing Co.), 1998-1999.

Member, Scientific Programs Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 1994-1997, 1998-1999.

Member, Appeals Committee (ad hoc), American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 1998-1999.

Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 1997-1998.

Vice Chairman, AAFCO Pet Food Committee, 1996-1998.

Member, Editorial Board, Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (Veterinary Practice Publishing Co.), 1994-1998.

FDA Representative, AAFCO Pet Food Committee, 1990-1998.

Member, AAFCO Feed Labeling Committee, 1996-1998.

President, American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, 1995-1997.

President-Elect, American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, 1993-1995.

Chairman, AAFCO Feline Nutrition Expert Subcommittee, 1991-1992, 1995.

Chairman, AAFCO Canine Nutrition Expert Subcommittee, 1990-1991, 1995.

Member, Examination Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, 1991-1994.

Member, National Zoological Park Commissary Review Task Force, 1992.

Chairman, City of Rockville Dangerous Animal Ordinance Task Force, 1991.

Member, Center for Veterinary Medicine Oral Electrolyte Products Task Force, 1991.

HONORS & AWARDS

AAFCO/MO Dept. of Ag./U. of MO/Ralston Purina Co. Recognition Award, 2001.
FDA Group Recognition Award, 1998.
AAFCO Distinguished Service Award, 1994.
FDA Commissioner's Special Citation, 1992.
FDA Commendable Service Award, 1991.
ALPO/AVMA Foundation Fellowship in Veterinary Nutrition, 1984.
Phi Zeta Honor Society, 1982.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1977.
University of Connecticut Scholar, 1977.

PUBLICATIONS (See "Publications" tab)

REFERENCES

Frances J.R. Richmond, PhD
Director, Regulatory Sciences Program
USC School of Pharmacy
Los Angeles, CA 90033
323-442-3531
fjr@usc.edu

Francis A. Kallfelz, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Professor Emeritus
G-125 Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
NYSCVM, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
607-253-3031
fak1@cornell.edu

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