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Our Team Of Experts
Loves Pets Too

Perfectly-Balanced Nutrition For Dogs

Whole Earth Farms Dog Food - Developed with our Veterinarian and Nutrition Expert Seal

Our Team Is The Best In The Industry

Whole Earth Farms® is backed by nutritional pioneers in the pet food industry. As a brand within the Merrick Pet Care and Nestlé Purina PetCare family, Whole Earth Farms has access to more than 500 veterinarians, nutrition experts, and pet behaviorists world-wide. They work to develop the best nutrition and high-quality recipes for your pets, because we want to provide the best food for your pets.

Meet Our Experts - RuthAnn Lobos, DVM, CCRT, CVAT

RuthAnn Lobos, DVM, CCRT, CVAT

Team Position: Lead Veterinarian

Dogs: Rigolets, Stella & Finn

With 15+ years in the pet food industry, Dr. RuthAnn knows how important quality nutrition is for dogs and cats. As an undergraduate, she pursued a degree in animal science. She went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). She pursued additional training to become a certified therapist in both canine rehabilitation and veterinary acupuncture. Her years of experience have taught her that good nutrition not only keeps pets feeling and looking good, it also helps us strengthen our bonds with them. She is happy to share that knowledge with pet owners everywhere. You can follow her at @VetLobos

Meet Our Experts - Kevin Wise

Kevin Wise

Team Position: Director of Research & Development

Dogs: Jasper (pictured) & Nikki

Before joining our team, Kevin managed product development for multiple Nestlé Purina brands and was a production manager at various manufacturing facilities within the Purina network. He now leads our team for product research and development, using his 21 years of experience formulating and testing pet food recipes to help make sure each one has the perfectly-balanced nutrition pets need. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in agriculture engineering, food processing specialty, and biochemistry.

Meet Our Experts - Janika Hull

Janika Hull

Team Position: Research & Development Manager

Dogs: Cookie & Roscoe (pictured)

Janika brings to the team a unique background in the human food industry. She holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in nutritional biochemistry with a concentration in functional food product development and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in food science and technology with minors in animal science and chemistry. She brings her vast knowledge to the table, along with her passion for animals.

Working Together For Your Pets

When it comes to choosing your pet’s food, we know that the science-based nutrition behind every recipe is just as important to you as the list of natural ingredients that go into every bag or can. We’ve assembled a team of veterinarians and pet nutrition experts so that you can feel confident when choosing Whole Earth Farms® for your pets. From formulating recipes, to reviewing the nutritional values—our team works diligently to create each recipe with your pet’s health and well-being in mind.