Meet Dr. Ramaekers. Ramaekers Nutrition is a forerunner in veterinary nutrition and immune enhancement. Through extensive research, we have made revolutionary breakthroughs in managing animal health. Ramaekers Nutrition is a privately owned company that formulates and manufactures a full line of veterinary nutrition products. The Ramaekers product line includes customized proprietary formulas for all species, including canine, feline, equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, and avian.
Dr. Joseph C. Ramaekers DVM is the founder and CEO of Ramaekers Nutrition. Dr. Ramaekers completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska and was awarded a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 1969. Dr. Ramaekers has been an active small and large animal veterinarian and nutritionist ever since. Well-respected and widely renowned, Dr. Ramaekers has traveled worldwide and served as an international consultant on animal nutrition.
From the onset of the opening of his veterinary practice in Santa Cruz, California, Dr. Ramaekers has had a great interest in the nutritional approach to animal health. He began his research in 1969, performing extensive environmental analyses of soil and water, hair analyses, blood chemistries, and nutrient analyses to identify nutritional deficiencies and toxicities. Through balanced nutrition, he could prevent many of the veterinary problems he encountered in his daily practice. Along the road of preventative medicine, he discovered many nutrients with powerful medicinal value that enabled him to use less allopathic medicine in areas where veterinarians faced significant secondary medical problems from the extensive use of traditional medicine.
Dr. Ramaekers was one of the first in his field to incorporate the use of nutrients such as superoxide dismutase, octacosanol, glucosamine chondroitin, methyl sulfanyl methane, boswellic acid, and glacial montmorillonite. In 1999, Dr. Ramaekers began working with immune enhancement products like Transfer Factors and unique heteropolysaccharides, such as hybrid cordyceps mushrooms. Now specializing in complementary medicine, his current work focuses on providing immune support to "feed the army of natural defense." Through immune modulation, Dr. Ramaekers's proprietary formulas facilitate white blood cell function and efficiency, enhancing the immune system's ability to fight disease.
Dr. Ramaekers also strives to use the highest quality all-natural and organic ingredients in his formulas. The superior nutrient density of organic ingredients is well documented. Furthermore, Dr. Ramaekers supports environmentally friendly production practices. When he is not practicing veterinary medicine or consulting on veterinary nutrition, Dr. Ramaekers is working at his privately owned organic kiwi farm – Aptos Farm. Dr. Ramaekers has been an organic farmer for over 30 years. Many of the products offered by Ramaekers Nutrition are certified organic or listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute.
Through ongoing research and development, Ramaekers Nutrition continues to provide the highest quality nutritional and immune support products. Ramaekers Nutrition has designed products to meet both maintenance and therapeutic needs. The current research has yielded tremendous success in cases with respect to cancers (benign and malignant tumors), autoimmune conditions, hypersensitivity reactions, dermatitis (allergic, bacterial, and fungal), Cushing's disease, lenticular sclerosis, arthritis & pain management, weight management, metabolic bone disease, stress & anxiety disorders, EPM, fertility, feed efficiency, and morbidity/mortality.
The development of Veterinary Immune Tabs (Vet I Tabs) for dogs has had a major impact on the veterinary approach to managing canine health. Veterinary Immune Tabs are a proprietary blend of nutrients and immune modulators -- balanced at maintenance and therapeutic levels to address various developmental stages and health issues. The vet I Tabs have been used in thousands of successful cases. Please visit our Case Studies and Products pages for additional information on Vet I Tabs.
All of the products offered by Ramaekers Nutrition reflect a culmination of over 40 years of global research and clinical experience. Dr. Ramaekers is passionate about improving animal welfare and proud to be on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and nutrition.
Ramaekers Nutrition products are protected by the United States and International Patents as Compositions for Treating Animal Diseases and Syndromes -- including "a method of treating Cushing's syndrome, Cushing's disease, benign tumors, onchocerciasis, hypothyroidism, and equine protozoal myelitis;" pending patents for fertility; and Summary of the Invention including "a method of treating inflammation and ulcers; ... treating flea bite dermatitis, feline leukemia; ... treating strangles, chronic dust allergen cough; ... treating lymphopenia; ... and reducing morbidity...."