Hill's Research & Innovation

Putting safety first at every stage

Product Development

Over 150 veterinarians, food scientists, technicians and PhD nutritionists at Hill’s develop Science Plan and Prescription Diet brand pet foods to meet the needs of your pet when they are well or when they are sick. Each ingredient is analysed to ensure its safety when included in the food your pet eats. We analyse our products’ ingredient profile for over 100 nutrients to ensure your pet gets the stringent, precise formulation it needs.

Ingredient Supply

We inspect every ingredient via microbiological, sensory, chemical and foreign matter testing to give you peace of mind when you feed your pet. Only ingredient suppliers whose facilities meet stringent raw material quality standards are approved by Hill’s. Every location for every ingredient supplier is separately qualified to ensure consistency in ingredient quality.


Hill's long-term investment in learning, technology and talented scientists has helped us develop industry-leading product innovations, including an extensive range of clinical nutrition products for sick, at-risk and healthy pets. Your pet's well-being is our reward.


The Hill's Pet Nutrition Centre in Topeka, Kansas, is a state-of-the-art centre that illustrates our commitment to improving the health of cats and dogs. In addition to a staff of veterinarians and board-certified specialists in nutrition and internal medicine, we also have a team of companion pets. Our furry team members put our products to the test, ensuring pets get the most nutritious, best-tasting food available. In return, we give them everything a pet could want, including clean, roomy living quarters, exercise areas, an agility course and plenty of friends, both human and animal. Each pet has his own dedicated team. They develop a strong trust and human-animal bond, just like you and your pets do. Learn more about our commitment to animal welfare.


Consequently, our products have been trusted by millions of pet owners since 1939, and, today, countless veterinarians recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products.