Animal Essentials Founder Greg Tilford


Herbalist/Product Formulator: Greg Tilford is CEO and formulator of Animal Essentials Inc., and serves as industry consultant and custom formulator for hundreds of veterinarians worldwide.  Animal Essentials and Greg Tilford are renowned for their integrity, quality, sustainable sourcing and green business practices. 

An Authoritative Author: Greg is the author of five books, including the acclaimed Herbs for Pets, the Natural Way to Enhance your Pet’s Life (i-5 Publications, second ed.2009). Other books include Edible & Medicinal Plants of the West, From Earth to Herbalist, and The EcoHerbalist’s Fieldbook. He’s also published numerous articles on herbs in consumer and trade magazines.

Holistic Veterinary Educator: Greg presents educational lectures, seminars and training to veterinarians, vet techs and office staffs. He has taught courses at several veterinary medicine institutions, including Colorado State University Teaching Hospital; the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University; University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine; and the nationally accredited Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. He presented to the annual conference of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and many other veterinary conferences.

Worldwide Lecturer: Greg has developed a global reputation as an expert on herbs and holistic care of pets. He was keynote speaker at PetFood Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. He serves as honorary advisor to the Japan Animal Wellness Association for international pet care professionals. He has presented seminars to industry retailers including Global Pet Expo 2015, and to consumers at pet expos.                                                                    

Industry Expert: Greg is a charter member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Animal Supplements Council (NASC). He founded the Animal Products Committee of the American Herbal Products Association designed to promote and protect responsible commerce of herbal products intended for use in animals. He has also served on Health Canada’s Expert Advisory Committee for Veterinary Natural Health Products.

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