BENTONVILLE, ARK. — Pet care research and consulting firm BSM Partners announced the expansion of its partnership with Mud Bay, a Pacific Northwest pet retailer focused on pet nutrition. According to the companies, the partnership affirms their commitment to improving the pet care and nutrition industries.

As part of the collaboration, Mud Bay’s Director of Dog and Cat Health and Nutrition Katy Miller, DVM, has joined BSM Partners as director of veterinary services. Miller will continue supporting Mud Bay by working closely with its teams and manufacturing partners.

“For the last 11 years, Katy has been supporting Mud Bay, Muddies, and Mud Bay customers with compassion and well-researched solutions for dogs and cats,” said Al Puntillo, co-chief executive officer of Mud Bay. “Our newest partnership with BSM will allow Mud Bay to keep Katy as one of Mud Bay's trusted advisors, while also making her valuable expertise available to other like-minded manufacturers and retailers across the pet industry.

“In return, Mud Bay will be gaining additional access to BSM's amazing staff of experts and well-documented research to help develop Mud Bay's next generation of solutions for dogs, cats and pet parents,” Puntillo added.

Miller has extensive experience in the veterinary and animal nutrition industries.

“Katy is a highly-regarded veterinarian and pet care professional, and we are delighted to have her join our industry-leading team,” said Bradley Quest, DVM, principal of veterinary services at BSM Partners.

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