Professor emeritus Nick Costa
Technical Director, Advanced Pet Care of Australia Pty Ltd
Professor emeritus Nick Costa graduated from The University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with first class Honours in Agricultural Biochemistry (1973) and a PhD in 1977. He was appointed Lecturer in Biochemistry and Nutrition in the then School of Veterinary Studies at Murdoch University in 1977, and went on to become Head of the School of Veterinary Biology and Biomedical Sciences in 2000. Professor Costa was appointed to the Chair of Sustainable Agriculture at Murdoch University in 2005 and Dean of the School of Environmental Science until 2010. Professor Costa retired from Murdoch University in 2011 and was accorded the title of Professor emeritus. During this time, Professor Costa established and led research teams in ruminant intermediary metabolism and nutrition, trace element metabolism and companion animal clinical nutrition including dilated cardiomyopathy in Boxer dogs. He was the author or co-author of over 150 scientific publication including 2 books.. Professor Costa was Honorary Editor of the Nutrition Society of Australia from 1990 - 1994, and served as the Australian representative on the International Committee for Trace Element Metabolism in Man and Animals (TEMA) from 1988 - 1994. Professor Costa has consulted to Mars Corporation, IAMA, and various Australian petfood producers. Professor Costa formulated the Delicate Care range of veterinary-exclusive petfoods for managing skin allergies, mobility concerns, and oral health.