Barkery U

Brookside Barkery works hard to educate our customers about the most nutritional diet options for their pets. Our mission is “better health through better nutrition,” and Barkery University classes are an opportunity for us to teach you how to do what’s best for your best friend.

The Barkery focuses on the Eastern concept of life balance and nutrition. Our pet’s quality of life can be improved and maintained by changing the balance of what they are eating.

Join us for informative 90-minute seminars presented by a panel of speakers followed by open Q&A, hosted by our friends at Research Medical Center in Brookside. Learn more about what’s in your pet’s food, how to read labels, types of diets, how to prepare them, supplements, and vaccinations. Ensure you are doing what’s BEST for your best friend!

Barkery 101

Wednesday, April 26. 7:00 PM
Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus
6675 Holmes Rd.
Kanas City, MO 64113
Parking Lot B
Curry Education Center

Learn more about the value of nutrition, food pyramid, how to read pet food labels, and the pet food industry overall. Guest speakers include veterinarian Sheila Dodson and pet food specialist Shelby Maneth. Arrive early to enjoy complimentary food and refreshments before the seminar. Must register to attend, registration is available below.

Dr. Sheila Dodson, DVM, CVA

Sheila Dodson, DVM, CVA, is co-owner of Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center, an AAHA Accredited Hospital that integrates both conventional and alternative medicine. Dr. Dodson is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and has a special interest in nutrition and its influence on the health of her patients. Since graduating Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Dr. Dodson has served on numerous Boards over the course of her career, including: Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (serving as President), Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, No More Homeless Pets KC and Animal Haven, among others. She currently serves on the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners.

Shelby Maneth, Pet Food Specialist

Shelby studied Animal Sciences and Industry as well as Pet Food Science from Kansas State University. Her passion for pet nutrition began when she was working at a doggy daycare at seventeen, where her boss taught her the basics of quality pet food. Her passion for educating pet owners about proper pet nutrition became a lifestyle she wanted to pursue. Shelby works for Bark to Basics, a natural pet products distributor out of Olathe, Kansas, as a Nutrition Specialist and sales support role. In her free time, Shelby loves participating in dog-related events, riding her two horses, and spending time with her husband Tyler, and two dogs Bluemont and Osage. Grateful for her introduction into the pet industry, Shelby is excited to continue educating pet parents about appropriate food for cat and dog family members.

Barkery 102

Understand the different types of diets and what is best for your pet. Raw, kibble, canned, freeze dried, and combination. Learn the importance of food rotation and gut health.

Barkery 103

Learn to prepare different types foods – fresh, raw, kibble, freeze dried, bones, or combination.

Barkery 104

Understand supplements, probiotics, prebiotics, joint, dental, and oils.

Register now for Barkery 101!

April 26 – 7:00 pm. Please arrive early to enjoy complimentary food and refreshments.

Barkery 101 Registration

Location Details:

Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus

6675 Holmes Rd

Kansas City, MO 64131

Free parking is available in Parking Lot B. You will enter the doors near the Curry Education Center.