DEBORAH LINDER, DVM, MS, DACVN, is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist® at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she also earned her DVM. Dr. Linder's interests include obesity management, effective client education, and human-animal interaction. Her current research focuses on safe and effective weight loss strategies for pets as well as the effect of obesity on pet and human well-being. She is also the Co-Director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction, co-chair of the One Health Committee at Tufts University, and a co-founder of the pet nutrition blog,