Wakshlag JJ, Shmalberg J. Nutrition for working and service dogs. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2014, Jul;44(4):719-740. PMID 24951343


Ober J, Gillette RL, Angle TC, Haney P, Fletcher DJ, Wakshlag JJ. The effects of varying concentrations of dietary protein and fat on blood gas, hematologic serum chemistry, and body temperature before and after exercise in Labrador Retrievers. Front Vet Sci, 2016; 3: 59. PMID: 27532039


Wakshlag JJ, de Lahunta A, Robinson T, Cooper BJ, Brenner O, O'Toole TD, Olson J, Beckman KB, Glass E, Reynolds AJ.  Subacute necrotising encephalopathy in an Alaskan husky. J Small Anim Pract. 1999 Dec; 40(12): 585-589.  PMID 10664957

Dr. Joseph Wakshlag currently serves as Professor, Sections of Clinical Nutrition and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Section Chief of Nutrition at Cornell University, School of Veterinary Medicine. Wakshlag also graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  He continued his education at Cornell with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and served two residencies in pathology and clinical nutrition.


Dr. Wakshlag is a member of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition as well as the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Wakshlag’s vast body of research includes obesity management, nutritional intervention for working and sporting dogs, and cancer biology.

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  • DVM, Cornell University

  • Ph.D., Cornell University

Joseph Wakshlag