Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology
Univeristy: Hill's Pet Nutrition Center
Section Awarded: National
Kathy L. Gross, Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology
Sponsored by The Iams Company
Kathy L. Gross received her BS from Penn State University, her MS from Virginia Tech, and her PhD from Kansas State. She joined Hill's Pet Nutrition in 1990 and is currently director of product claims for Hill's pet food brands. During her career with Hill's, she has been a major force in the development and commercialization of many innovative products for companion animals. Gross is a meticulous scientist with outstanding skills in the design, implementation, analysis, presentation, and publication of research materials. She is an inventor on several patents and author of over 45 articles and book chapters, and she has published over 50 abstracts. Gross and her husband, Rick Tanner, have three children. Gross is also an active community volunteer.