Dr Vet Geraldine Blanchard Academic Background
Diplomas and Titles
Diplomate European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition
PhD for her research work on lipoproteins and cholesterol metabolisme and hepatic lipidosis in cats.
French academic certification (Agregeation) of Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire (France)
Master in Nutrition (INA-PG & Aix-Marseille)
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine (ENVA, Maisons Alfort, France) (1994)
A Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Nutrition
Since 2018 : CEO & President Vet Nutrition Coach SAS, an independent continuing education organization in Animal Nutrition dedicated to veterinarians and animal health professionals
Liberal exercise: specialized consultations in Clinical Nutrition in Antony-92 (Veterinary Office of the Market)
2008: Designer of cuisine-a-crocs.com
Since 2007: CEO & Manager of Animal Nutrition Expertise SARL, advice, training and information in Animal Nutrition
2007: Senior Lecturer (Nutrition) at University of Queensland -School of Veterinary Sciences, Brisbane, Australia
2003-2006 : Contract Professor in Clinical Nutrition at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France)
1999-2002 : Clinical Nutrition Consultation Officer at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France)
Geraldine Blanchard's career in detail
Specialist in clinical nutrition, veterinarian and scientist by training Dr.Vet. Géraldine Blanchard has also been a nutrition consultant since 2000.
Graduated in 1994 from the National Veterinary School of Alfort, and the same year, Veterinary Doctor and Laureate of the Faculty of Medicine of Créteil for her thesis on the role of minerals and vitamins in the growth of foals.
Doctorate in nutrition (PhD) after research on lipoprotein metabolism in cats in hepatic lipidosis, Agrégée d’Alimentation des ENV in 2000, she is in 2002 Diplomate European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN).
A pioneer in the clinical nutrition sector, she developed the service at ENVA, then in Australia, and back in France, created in 2008 the cuisine-a-crocs.com site in order to offer veterinarians but also owners (only when their pet is healthy) of dogs and cats individual recipes tailor-made calculated by a specialist.
Initially mostly calculated manually, Dr. Blanchard gradually created algorithms and an automated expert system to be able to respond more effectively to a wider demand. At a time when it was not of interest to manufacturers, she created a range of nutritional supplements to balance household and mixed rations, Vit’i5, in Europe and more recently in Australia.
To produce locally to avoid transportation.
Why Australia ?
Out of love for this country. And because it is the country where household food is the most represented of all Anglo-Saxon countries. So there is a demand, and few qualified people to meet it.
Lectures and teachings
– Live lectures on Avetao
– Interventions at national / international congresses: AFVAC, ECVCN, ECVIM,…
– Nutrition Vet Nutrition Coach training: independent training in Animal Nutrition dedicated to veterinarians and animal health professionals
– AFVAC training: feline medicine modules, preventive medicine modules, nutrition training… (veterinarians)
– Nutrition training for ACACED (ex CCAD) organized by loof
Books and Articles
– Lévy X, Séguéla J, Chaudieu G, Blanchard G, Paragon BM, Serres F, Mimouni P. Guide pratique de Pédiatrie Canine et Féline. Ed. Med’Com, Paris, 2016, p213.
– Geraldine Blanchard. Nutrition & Bien-Etre du Chien. [Nutrition & Welfare of the Dog] Collection Sport et Santé. Ed. Chiron, Paris, 2011, pp 139.
– Geraldine Blanchard & Bernard-Marie Paragon. L’alimentation des Chiens. [Feeding dogs] Ed. France Agricole, Paris, 2008, pp 206.
– Marina D’Arezzo & Geraldine Blanchard. Mon chien. 100 recettes diététiques et 1001 conseils [My Dog : 100 dietetic recipes and 1001 advices]. Ed. Minerva, Geneva (Swisseland), 2004, pp. 189.
– Coll. Guide des bonnes pratiques en Cardiologie Canine [Good Practices in Canine Cardiology]. Ed. Boehringer Ingelheim France SAS, 2010 pp.126.
Original scientific publications
Blanchard G, Amato C, André A, Bleis P, Ninet S, Zentek J, Nguyen P. Beneficial effects of a prescription home-prepared diet and of zucchini on urine calcium oxalate supersaturation and urinary parameters in adult cats. J Feline Med Surg. 2022 Feb 10:1098612X211067931. doi: 10.1177/1098612X211067931. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35142590.
Blanchard G, Marsot M, Bourassin R, Paragon BM, Benet JJ, Linsart A. Characterisation of the French ferret population, husbandry, reported medical care and feeding habits. J Nutr Sci. 2018;7:e4.
Salaun F, Blanchard G, Le Paih L, Roberti F, Niceron C. Impact of macronutrient composition and palatability in wet diets on food selection in cats. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2017;101(2):320-328
Blanchard G, Grandjean D, Paragon BM. Calculation of a dietary plan for puppies. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2009;80(1-5):54-59.
Lepeule J, Bareille N, Robert C, Ezanno P, Valette JP, Jacquet S, Blanchard G, Denoix JM, Seegers H. Association of growth, feeding practices and exercise conditions with the prevalence of Developmental Orthopaedic Disease in limbs of French foals at weaning. Prev Vet Med. 2009;89(3-4):167-77.
Colliard L, Ancel J, Benet JJ, Paragon B-M, Blanchard G. Risk factors for obesity in dogs in France. J. Nutr. 2006;136(7 Suppl):1951S-1954S.
Martineau AS, Leray V, Lepoudere A, Blanchard G, Bensalem J, Gaudout D, Ouguerram K, Nguyen P; Neurophenols Consortium. A mixed grape and blueberry extract is safe for dogs to consume. BMC Vet Res. 2016;12(1):162.
Lepeule J, Bareille N, Robert C, Valette JP, Jacquet S, Blanchard G, Denoix JM, Seegers H. Association of growth, feeding practices and exercise conditions with the severity of the osteoarticular status of limbs in French foals. Vet J. 2013;197(1):65-71
Colliard L, Paragon BM, Lemuet B, Bénet JJ, Blanchard G. Prevalence and risk factors of obesity in an urban population of healthy cats. J Feline Med Surg.2009;11:135-140.
Blanchard G, Nguyen P, Gayet C, Leriche I, Siliart B, Paragon BM. Rapid weight loss with a high-protein low-energy diet allows the recovery of ideal body composition and insulin sensitivity in obese dogs. J. Nutr. 2004;134(8 Suppl):2148S-2150S.
Blanchard G, Paragon BM, Sérougne C, Férézou J, Milliat F, Lutton C. Plasma lipids, lipoprotein composition and profile during induction and treatment of hepatic lipidosis in cats and the metabolic effect of one daily meal in healthy cats. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2004;88(3-4):73-87.
Blanchard G, Paragon BM, Milliat F, Lutton C Dietary L-carnitine supplementation in obese cats alters carnitine metabolism and decreased ketosis during fasting and induced hepatic lipidosis. J Nutr 2002;132, 204-210
This is the key word of my activity as a specialist. Choosing the diet of your dog and cat is the responsibility of the owner. As a nutrition specialist, it is possible to explain how.
#3 Kindness and Respect
This is particularly important for our customers, but also for my team.