Animal HealthQuest is dedicated to helping pets live healthy lives. The mission of Animal HealthQuest is to provide unique, high-quality health and nutritional supplements for domestic animals in order to improve their quality of life. Ocu-GLO™ is designed to support the eye health of dogs.  Animal Necessity is at the forefront of the development and promotion of holistic, protocol-based approaches to animal wellness, integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with traditional medicine.

Meet the Animal Necessity Scientific Advisory Team (ANSAT)!


Carmen M. H. Colitz, DVM, PhD, DACVO, is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist with a PhD in molecular biology. Her ophthalmology clinic is Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center in Jupiter, Florida ( Dr. Colitz has extensive research experience involving antioxidants and how they affect eye health, particularly the lens.


Johanna Mejia-Fava, DVM, PhD, is the co-founder of Animal Necessity, LLC, where she devotes her time to researching the benefits of supplements in companion pets, equine, zoo, and aquatic animals. She graduated in the dual degree program with a DVM from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in Marine Mammal Ophthalmology. She then completed a three-year Residency in Zoo and Aquatic Medicine at the University of Georgia and Georgia Aquarium. In the past 18 years, she has become a recognized expert, published author, and international lecturer at veterinary conferences and universities on herbal supplements.


Debby Smith, RPH, has over 40 years of experience specializing in compounding supplements for both animals and humans. She holds degrees in pharmacy and chemistry and is a retired registered pharmacist in Seattle, Washington. She was previously the owner of Ballard Plaza Pharmacy, a pharmacy specializing in compounded medications for the veterinary arena.