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Charlene DePalma, RD, LD, CCPN

Trainer & Clinical Pet Nutritionist

Charlene is a Registered Dietitian with 20 years experience in the field of clinical nutrition. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food science. Although she has spent 20+ years as a Registered Dietitian, her true love and passion has always been animals.  

Charlene decided that it was time to follow her passion and become a Trainer & Clinical Pet Nutritionist.  She has been involved in all things dogs since a very young age.  She took her first certification to become a dog trainer at the age of 18 in Florida, she then became an assistant to a veterinarian in NY where she resided after she got married.  She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.  She was inspired years ago after being chosen for an internship under Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld, head of Animal Nutrition at the Bronx Zoo. Her education and career as a Registered Dietitian provided the foundation necessary to understand food and nutrition as it relates to pets.

Charlene lives with her husband Michael in Hubbard Ohio, along with her adopted Papillons, Fiona and Murphy, 1 cat, Kazi, and Tom her horse. Charlene also has been involved in dog rescue for the last 18 years. 

Tara Sollman