Nancy A. Irlbeck, M.S., Ph.D is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Irlbeck received a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences and a Master’s degree in animal nutrition at Iowa State University. Her Ph.D. work in ruminant nutrition was completed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to her administrative appointment, Nancy served as a comparative animal nutritionist within the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University. She also wrote a textbook entitled “Nutrition and Care of Companion Animals” which was used in many universities around the country. Dr. Irlbeck held an appointment with the School of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State where she taught Veterinary Feeds and Feeding for 14 years, and she has served as the consulting nutritionist for the Denver Zoo since 1992.
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