Dr. Ellen I. Lowery is Director, U.S. Professional and Veterinary Affairs for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. In this position, Ellen leads the strategic development of all programs and partnerships with the veterinary profession, including schools, students, key thought leaders, practicing veterinarians and technicians and trade and professional associations.
Ellen joined Hill’s in 1994 as a research scientist at the Pet Nutrition Center. She worked on the teams that developed and commercialized Prescription Diet® t/d® and Science Diet® Oral Care and was responsible for the development and implementation of the methodology that resulted in all Hill’s oral products receiving the Veterinary Oral Health Council seal for plaque and tartar control. She then transitioned to the commercial organization and has held positions of increasing responsibility including technical and marketing communications manager, Veterinary Consultation Services manager and senior manager in Veterinary Customer Development.
Ellen has served as President of the American Veterinary Dental Society, spokesperson for National Pet Dental Health Month, Chair of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry Management Committee and Co-Chair of the Annual Veterinary Dental Forum.
In addition to oral pathology and clinical nutrition, Ellen’s other professional interests are education and team training/development. Ellen co-led the development of the Hill’s Women Empowered network and is currently a facilitator for the Fundamentals of Colgate Leadership employee training course. Her passion is inspiring others to achieve the best they can be in their personal and professional lives.
Ellen graduated from Kansas State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in Comparative Pathology. She completed her MBA degree from The University of Kansas. Ellen and her family live in the Flint Hills of Kansas and enjoy spending time at their farm with their pet family which includes horses, sheep, dogs, cats and birds.