We hired Dr. Ardente to review our 100+ animal collection’s current feeding protocol and to perform a complete nutritional analysis and revamp all the diets based on best current nutritional practices. We also have several animals with medical conditions that required specialized diets and/or weight loss protocols. Dr. Ardente was professional and such a pleasure to work with. As a veterinarian, I was so happy to have the nutritional help and expertise but I also needed a little help to get the keepers on board. She was of great help in working closely with the keepers to not only tease out the sometimes poorly organized data that came her way but to also provide the new diets in a way that helped the keepers get on board with the new diet program. I highly recommend hiring Dr. Ardente whether it be for the nutritional needs of a specific animal, exhibit, or for your whole collection.

— Serena Brenner, MS, DVM, Head Contract Veterinarian for CuriOdyssey (San Mateo, CA)