Pedro E. Urriola

Research Associate Professor
335F AnSc/VetMed
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108


  • Ph.D., Animal Science/Swine Nutrition, University of Illinois, 2010
  • M.S., Animal Science/Swine Nutrition, University of Minnesota, 2006
  • D.V.M. (eqv.), Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2003 

Research Interests

  • Sustainability of pork production by increasing utilization of abundant and sustainable sources of feed ingredients through evaluation of nutritional and physiological requirements.
  • Improvement of nutritional utilization of alternative feed ingredients in diets for growing pigs.
  • Nutritional evaluation of industrial co-products, especially with distillers dried grains with solubles, focusing on multiple aspects of energy, amino acids, phosphorus, and dietary fiber.
  • Prevention and control the transmission of swine infectious deseases in feed.


  • ANSC 4401 Swine Nutrition (co-instructor)
  • CVM 6842 Swine Disease Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Prevention (guest lecturer)
  • CVM 6945 Large Animal Medicine II - Introduction to Swine Health and Production (guest lecturer)


  • Allen D. Leman Conference Planning Committee
  • Pork Production Coaching Program for Argentinian Veterinarians

Honors & Awards

  • Team Achievement Award, Animal Systems Biology Team, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, 2017
  • Cargill Animal Nutrition Technology Circle Award: Development of NIR Calibration for Fatty Meals and Anti-nutritional Factors in Rapeseed Meal, 2012
  • Young Scholar Award, American Society of Animal Science, 2011
  • 1st Place Master's Student Oral Presentation Competition, American Society of Animal Science, 2007
Dr. Pedro Urriola