NorthPoint Pets’ Cammack Appointed to Prestigious International Pet Food Research Panel

August 19, 2022

CHESHIRE, Conn. — Nicole Cammack, animal nutrition researcher, doctoral candidate, and owner of NorthPoint Pets & Company, has been named an adjunct member of the University of Helsinki’s DogRisk team in Finland.

DogRisk is a research group in the equine and small animal medicine department at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki. The group conducts independent research on the associations between dogs’ nutrition and their dis­eases, concentrating on disease prevention. 

“I am delighted to have this opportunity and honored to serve with such a globally recognized powerhouse team in the field of pet food research,” said Cammack. “This is a pivotal time for animal nutrition and the management of high-quality food that emphasizes our pets’ health, wellbeing, and longevity. I look forward to collaborating with principal investigator Dr. Anna Hielm-Björkman and her renowned team of scientists.” 

Nicole Cammack is the founder & owner of multiple-award-winning NorthPoint Pets & Company. She has completed undergraduate work in biological sciences and business. She earned an M.S. in nutrition and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in comparative biomedical sciences (canine nutrition/metabolomics) at the University of Georgia. 

As a consultant, Cammack has worked on multiple R&D projects for the pharmaceutical industry and has been heavily involved in police canine nutrition to improve care and feeding. 

Her research interests include working dog nutrition, raw feeding, pathogens, metabolomics, and nutrition’s relationship to disease in humans and canines. Her current research explores the canine urinary metabolome and the connection to diet.

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