Lafeber Company was built by a father-son team of veterinarians with a shared love of animals and a special passion for birds. Dr. T.J. Lafeber developed the very first commercial bird food pellet in the back room of his veterinary clinic in the early 1970s. Today, Lafeber’s recipes are developed by his son, Dr. Ted Lafeber, III, along with top veterinarians and nutritionists.

Through the Lafeber Company Veterinary Medical Student Program, Lafeber products are available to UCD SVM students, staff, and residents at prices 55% off retail. Orders are typically placed every 1.5 months and arrive within 3-4 weeks.

Ordering Instructions:

  1. Sign up for SAVMA’s Pet Food Program.
  2. Fill out a Google form that will be emailed to you. Select the quantity of each item that you would like to order. Please note that the maximum number of items that may be ordered per person is four (4). Prices listed do not include state tax. For detailed information regarding specific Lafeber products, please visit
  3. Fill out a PDF document that will be emailed to you (password: lafebervet) and submit it to via email. Fill in the "quantity ordered" column for the products you want and the form will display the total cost of the order at the bottom.
  4. After you have submitted both the Google form and the PDF document, you will receive a confirmation email. Orders are shipped to the students' personal address. You will receive an email once your order has arrived. Ordering is done online with coupon administered by the rep about every 2 months. 

For any other questions, please contact Lia Barajas Ceja (Lafeber Student Representative) at