Who We Are

animal-product-mfg-vtGreen Mountain Animal, LLC was established with one clear mission: To partner with companion animal companies to advance the growth of their animal health products and pet treats.  We began by offering consultation services to small and well established companies – helping with business, ingredient, formulation, manufacturing and distribution solutions.

We’ve now expanded to include custom formulation manufacturing in a wide variety of product forms. With over 25 combined years of leadership in the companion animal industry, we’ve formed strategic alliances with reputable animal health organizations around the globe to raise industry standards in the production of companion animal health products and treats.

We place a strong emphasis on science in the custom formulation and development of your products.  We are committed to using only the highest quality ingredients and exacting research standards to create products that will meet and exceed the expectations of the ever-evolving consumer.

As a contract manufacturing partner, we are able to bring our technology, research and production expertise together under your label for a quality product at a fair cost. Our strict quality assurance and manufacturing standards are backed by a quality guarantee.

We look forward to partnering with you to discover ethical solutions for the health and well-being of companion animals worldwide.

You have my word and my promise.

Dale R. Metz
Founder & CEO

Dale Metz, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

dale-metz-green-mountain-animal-vtDale Metz is a highly experienced executive specializing in corporate development and strategic planning. After serving in the Navy, he attended Champlain College and Bentley University where he earned his B.S. in Accounting. For over 20 years, he worked as a CPA for several firms; the majority of that time was spent with KPMG. In 1998, he retired from his position as Partner in Charge for Corporate Recovery at KPMG to become Chief Executive Officer of FoodScience Corporation, a manufacturer of human and animal supplements. Dale was a founding member of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) in 2002 and today serves as Vice President and member of the Board. Once Dale joined the nutritional supplement industry, he identified the pet segment to be an area of growing opportunity. While consumers were interested in natural options to support their health, the key to a successful product was compliance. Dale stepped up to this challenge by working with his manufacturers to develop highly palatable soft chews as a delivery for nutritional supplements that pets would think were treats. Under his leadership, the company grew significantly, and in 2013, Dale retired from his position as CEO. Dale went on to explore other opportunities in the Animal Health industry, but finally decided it was time to manufacture his own products, thus founding Green Mountain Animal LLC.​

Chelsea Tomat, Vice President of Quality & Product Development

chelsea-tomat-green-mountain-animal-vtChelsea Tomat is the Chief Operations Officer and Head of Product Development for Green Mountain Animal.  A life-long animal lover, she has worked in the Animal Health Industry for 15 years and has 9 years of experience formulating nutritional supplements for pets.  While studying animal science and biology at the University of Vermont, Chelsea gained an abundance of hands-on experience with animals working in veterinary hospitals, horse farms and an all-natural pet boutique.  Nutrition and natural medicine quickly became Chelsea’s focus and she went on to pursue that passion as a Product Developer of nutritional supplements for cats, dogs and horses.  She has successfully developed and brought to marker over 200 products including custom formulas for international and domestic leaders in the pet health industry.  Working with customers to help them formulate, develop and package new products to fit their niche and match their brand’s personality is Chelsea’s specialty.  Chelsea combines resourcefulness and extensive product knowledge to consistently deliver products that exceed customer expectations.  At Green Mountain Animal, Chelsea manages the formulation, launch and on-going development of our customer’s products while overseeing daily operations.