Dr. Lisa Tager
Dr. Lisa Tager first developed professional connections with the Trouw Nutrition team in 2018-2019 when she joined the team as a Dairy Technical Support Specialist. In this role, she provided technical and nutritional guidance to Trouw Nutrition’s ruminant business and helped build customer relationships. With a dog and a cat of her own and experience in zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, farms and veterinary hospitals, Dr. Tager has long appreciated supporting the nutritional success of all animals. In her current role of Scientific Innovations Consultant, Dr. Tager continues to support the Trouw Nutrition business, this time specifically the company’s Companion Animal Division.
After completing her Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition at West Virginia University in 2010, Dr. Tager began her career in Animal Nutrition at Varied Industries Corporation (now owned by Church & Dwight), a company that manufactured natural health supplements for animals. As Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Dr. Tager provided customer support to 16 Northeastern states. Three and a half years later, Dr. Tager transitioned to the role of Animal Nutrition Specialist at a Northeast agricultural feed company, where she supported the sales team with technical support, collaborated on science-based marketing, designed and analyzed product field trials and served as an animal nutrition expert to her team and customers.
In 2018, Dr. Tager joined Trouw Nutrition and then transitioned to support one of the company’s customers as a Scientific Communications Specialist in the Purina Institute for one year. She enjoys her current role as consultant to the Trouw Nutrition Companion Animal Team.
Dr. Tager authored and co-authored three scientific articles, including, “Effect of essential oils on rumen fermentation, milk production, and feeding behavior in lactating dairy cows” published in the Journal of Dairy Science; “Effect of high cornstarch diet on hepatic cytochrome P450 2C and 3A activity and progesterone half-life in dairy cows” published in the Journal of Dairy Science; and “Effects of cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, and capsicum on fermentation of a corn-based dairy ration in continuous culture” published in the Canadian Journal of Animal Science.
Dr. Tager earned her Bachelor of Science in Large Animal Science from Delaware Valley University, her Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resource Conservation from West Virginia University, and her Ph.D. in Animal and Food Science from West Virginia University.