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
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
Richard Mansmann. VMD PhD
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
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
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
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.
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
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.