Dr. Laurie Coger

Dr. Laurie Coger is an integrative and functional medicine veterinarian, as well as trainer, breeder and dog mom to 3 Australian Shepherds- Fame, Flare and Puck. Her mission is to guide owners down the natural dog care path, helping them to become educated and empowered advocates for their best friend’s health.

Dr. Coger’s practice and dog care philosophy emphasizes natural methods and care. She regularly integrates chiropractic, low-level laser, herbal, nutritional, and physical therapy techniques into her treatment plans.

She is an honors graduate of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, majoring in Animal Science, with a special interest and advanced training in nutrition. She received her DVM degree from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Her “real world” experiences in veterinary hospitals both large and small, house call practice, and shelter medicine have broadened her skills and knowledge. Dr. Coger is the proud founder of the Healthy Dog Expo, the northeast’s foremost natural dog health educational event. She is well known in the media, having been featured in USA Today, Dogs Naturally Magazine, Pet360, PetMD and numerous blogs.

A staunch advocate of raw, natural diets, Dr. Coger easily connected with Laura Nativo’s mission to formulate the perfect training treat, to compliment raw and fresh cooked diets. Laura’s passion for using only the best ingredients really spoke to Laurie. Together, they searched all available ingredients from North America that had the right properties that met their standards!

Dr. Coger is excited to be part of developing Num Nums - a treat packed with irresistibly flavored superfood proteins that you can feel good about giving while building the human-canine bond through rewards-based training.

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