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Ask The Experts’

You’ve got questions?
We’ve got answers!
We have 3 experts for all your feed, bedding, & enrichment needs.

Dr. Carrie Schultz, a nutritionist from Purina.
Andrea Gay, the regional sales manager from the Andersons.
Karena Thek, the national sales manager from Bio-Serv.

Dr. Carrie Schultz, Land O’ Lakes (Nutrition)

Dr. Carrie Schultz, Land O’ Lakes (Nutrition)
Email: CarrieSchultz@landolakes.com

Technical Services Manager, Purina Animal Nutrition, LabDiet®.

Carrie Schultz joined the LabDiet® business group of Purina Animal Nutrition in August of 2005. Carrie manages the technical staff for LabDiet, is an animal nutritionist and diet formulator, and provides nutritional support for primary investigators, account managers and animal technicians. She is also involved with research and new product development.

Prior to joining the LabDiet® team, Carrie worked as a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services, with research focusing on the effects of gastric hormones on the shedding of food borne pathogens in livestock. Carrie earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from New Mexico State University and the University of Kentucky, respectively, in Animal Science focusing on ruminant nutrition and reproduction physiology.

Andrea Gay, Anderson Inc. (Bedding)

Andrea Gay, Anderson Inc. (Bedding)
Email: andrea_gay@andersonsinc.com

Andrea Gay is Regional Sales Manager for the Southern Territory of the U.S. as well as the International Sales Representative for The Andersons Bedding Products. Andrea graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and learning disabilities. Andrea has been involved in the Lab Animal Industry for 13 years. Prior to working for The Andersons Bedding Products, Andrea worked at Shepherd Specialty Papers. Andrea joined The Andersons Bedding Products in 2008 as Regional Sales Manager.

Andrea is a member of National AALAS, LAMA, ATA, District IV and District 7 branches of AALAS, as well as the IAT and ANZLAA international branches. Andrea serves on the Exhibitor Advisory Council for AALAS and also serves as the Awards Chair for the Research Triangle Branch Executive Council in North Carolina, as well as being a member of The National Weights and Measures Southern Branch. Andrea has published an article in The Enrichment Record on Nesting & Thermoregulation.

Karena Thek, Bio-Serv ( Enrichment )

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Karena Thek, Bio-Serv ( Enrichment )
Email: kthek@bio-serv.com

Karena started her education focused on human psychology and management practices. She recently completed her MBA and CMAR certification. She was given the opportunity to work with Bio Serv and was thrown into a new direction. Instantly she was drawn to the animals and became dedicated in the promotion of good animal welfare practices. She is currently Bio Serv’s Enrichment Specialist and Sales Manager. Many graduate classes, seminars and years of travel both domestic and internationally, she finds her experience has grown and continues to grow each day. Her desire and passion are still the same;
Bio Serv specializes in custom, medicated and special needs animal diets as well as enrichment products for all laboratory animals for over 35 years. It is made up of a great team of professionals consisting of experts is veterinary care, nutrition and behavior.good animal welfare and the promotion of education in animal behavior for all within the research community.