Minna Rinkinen graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Helsinki in 1994. After graduation she worked as a private practitioner in Helsinki. 1997 she returned to the College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her national specialization of Small Animal Diseases in 2001. Year 2004 she defended her thesis about probiotics and intestinal mucosal immunology of dogs. Since 2007 she has been an adjunct professor of Small Animal Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki. Minna has a long experience in private small animal practice, and she is also an appreciated speaker in CE events. She has a clinical interest in small animal gastroenterology and clinical nutrition. Currently she shares her working time between clinical work and educating the veterinary team in clinical nutrition and gastroenterology. She is a long-term board member and a past president of the Finnish Association of Veterinary Practitioners. and Finland’s WSAVA representative. She is currently a member of WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee.