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About Us
Performance Feeding, Inc. began as a collaborative effort between Christopher B. Miller DVM and Richard Mansmann VMD, PhD who both saw a need among their clients for a service that could give independent nutrition advice for all types of horses.

Performance Feeding Inc. has unique access to both veterinary and nutrition specialists, making its program comprehensive.

Performance Feeding Inc. has no ties to any feed companies and can offer nutrition advice without the obligation of selling a brand of feed.

You will find Performance Feeding Inc. and its staff a group of knowledgeable, professional horse people eager to help your horse live better, feel better, and perform better.

Richard Mansmann. VMD PhD

After receiving his veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and his PhD from the University of California, Davis in 1974, Dr. Mansmann owned a private practice in Santa Barbara, CA for 19 years.

In 1993, Dr. Mansmann worked as an Instructor in Equine Field Service at North Carolina State University and as a Visiting Professor in Equine Medicine at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Currently, Dr. Mansmann is the Clinical Professor and Director of the Equine Health Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University.

Widely published in scientific journals such as the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Proceedings of the Equine Nutritional Physiology Society, and the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Dr. Mansmann also has co-authored two textbooks for veterinarians, Instructions for Equine Clients and Equine Lameness.

Christopher (Kit) Miller, DVM

A 1989 graduate of U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Kit moved east where he completed his clinical internship and worked as an associate Veterinarian at Delaware Equine Center in Cochranville, Pennsylvania.

In 1997, he started his own practice, developing an extensive performance horse clientele throughout the country.

A resident of Katonah, New York, Kit spends the winter months in Florida where he serves as the horse show veterinarian at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Additionally, he has accompanied the United States Equestrian Show Jumping Team at horse shows throughout Europe and Scandinavia and is an accredited F.E.I. veterinarian.

Sarah L. Ralston, VMD, Ph.D., dACVN

The recipient of a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ralston received her VMD degree from its School of Veterinary Medicine in 1976.

She earned her board certification from the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 1989 and has been active on its board of directors ever since.

Dr. Ralston is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences with Cook College at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, specializing in equine nutrition.

Dr. Ralston has also been an adjunct professor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine at New Bolton Center since 1995 and serves on several regional and national committees, including the American College of Veterinary Nutrition board of directors; American Board of Veterinary Specialties and New Jersey Veterinary Medical Education Advisory Committee.

Dr. Ralston has a long list of publications to her credit including book chapters in Large Animal Clinical Nutrition, Equine Internal Medicine 2nd Edition, The Merck Veterinary Manual, 9th Edition, and The Veterinarian’s Practical Reference to Equine Nutrition.

Dr. Ralston’s work has appeared in such journals as Equine Veterinary Journal, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, and American Journal of Veterinary Research. Dr. Ralston is also a frequent contributor to popular journals such as Equus, Dressage Today, and Practical Horseman.

Olivia Martin, B.S.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Animal Science and Pathobiology, Olivia gained a position at the Connecticut Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. During this time, she was involved in testing for Lyme disease and West Nile Virus in horses and other species.

Olivia has also managed at and ridden professionally for a competitive show stable traveling to horse shows from the Northeast and Florida.

Olivia has worked for the practice of Christopher B. Miller DVM, P.C. for over two years, where she has been supporting veterinarians who specialize in the needs of elite equine athletes.

During this time, Olivia has collaborated with Dr. Miller to develop Performance Feeding, Inc. to help owners feed their equine partners as effectively as possible.


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