Compassion for Pets with World Renowned Veterinary Nutritionist Dr. R. Geoffrey Broderick
Dr. Geoffrey Broderick, who is a practicing veterinarian with nearly 50 years of experience & known worldwide for his organic, healthy, chemical-free pet food line, Cornucopia, and has recently released a book called "Compassion for Pets" joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health & Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Geoffrey Broderick discuss the following:
Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, as well as your history as a veterinarian?
How does your line of pet food differ from its competitive pet products, and what are some of the key ingredients?
How does the present life expectancy of of cats and dogs differ from the life expectancy of cats and dogs in the past?
Is it true that Cornucopia Pet Foods are for dogs and cats? I've always thought that dogs and cats needed a different diet. Can you explain?
Dr. R. Geoffrey Broderick Timeline:
Born October 23, 1941 in New York City to Irish/German first-generation American parents
1950’s – Rodeo cowboy, Black Diamond Wild West Show cast member
1958-1959 – Member of 82nd Airborne Division, paratrooper U.S. Army; 1960-1961 7th Infantry Division, Korea
1961 – Age 19, attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for advanced pilot training
1962 – Attended Delhi A&T College, first class of veterinary technicians in the U.S.
1963-1969 – Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1969 – Opened Southdown Animal Clinic, Huntington, NY
1970-1990s – International polo player for twenty years, Captain Team Cornucopia; winner of the World Ambassadors Cup: Team Central America
1970s – Speaker: declared the national movement against sugar and chemicals in pet food at the health and Nutrition Expo in New York City; this was the official start of the Natural Pet Foods Movement in America
1975 – Developer and manufacturer of Cornucopia Natural Pet Food
1977 – Journalist of Radio Free Europe and The Voice of America, Ben Grauer introduced Dr. Broderick on his final career broadcast as “The American Dream”
March 1978 – Award from Committee for World Health for his pioneering work with Vitamin C, presented scientific paper: Cure, Prevention, and Control of Cystitis and Urinary Tract and Infection by Oral Administration of Ascorbic Acid
1978 – Developed the first pet food to provide proper PH of urine to prevent struvite (triple phosphate) urinary stones
1979 – Formulated and manufactured Cornucopia SuperFood and PhytoFood
1980 – Award recipient, California Orthomolecular Medical Society presented scientific paper, dissolved the first urinary stone without surgical intervention
1983 – Doc produced the food for President Reagan to relieve the famine in Ethiopia Developed and manufactured the first extruded horse food for the prevention of the five major diseases of the horse January 25, 1990 – one of the first three doctors who responded to the site of the Avianca Flight 52 Columbian airplane disaster on Long Island
1997 – Calcutta, India, met with Mother Teresa several times. He received messages from her for the animals of the world
August 2010 – At the American Veterinary Convention in San Diego, California, Dr. Geoffrey Broderick received the first President’s Award in Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Broderick is in his 48th year of veterinary medical practice at his Animal Clinic at Southdown in Huntington, NY 11743 and is still creating Supreme Nutrition for Pets as the CEO of Cornucopia Pet Foods
September 4 2016 – After receiving a Papal invitation to attend the canonization of Mother Teresa, Doc attended the ceremony at the Vatican declaring her Saint Teresa of Calcutta