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The Foster Hospital for Small Animals is extremely fortunate to have three board-certified veterinary nutritionists (out of approximately 70 in the entire country) on the faculty to help pet owners and their veterinarians incorporate nutrition into their pet’s wellness and treatment plans. The Clinical Nutrition Service has extensive experience in nutritional management of dogs and cats from healthy animals to those with very complex health concerns. The nutritionists will work with you and your veterinarian to optimize your pet’s nutrition.

There are several ways for pet owners to utilize the Clinical Nutrition Service:

  • Make an appointment to bring your pet to the Foster Hospital to meet with the nutritionists directly.
  • Schedule a telephone appointment if it is not feasible to bring your pet in (your veterinarian must be involved in this option).
  • The service can also work through your veterinarian if you do not wish to meet with the nutritionists directly (only for commercial diet recommendations).

Please contact the Clinical Nutrition Service for information on pricing for these services. Please also see our FAQs for more information about appointments with our service

If your pet is currently hospitalized or under the care of a veterinarian at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, ask them if a nutrition consult might benefit your pet.

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please contact the Clinical Nutrition Service liaison. You will need to fill out a Diet History form and your veterinarian will need to provide recent bloodwork and other relevant medical records.

Diet History Form

All consultations (in-person and by phone) require a Diet History Form to be filled out by the pet owner.

Our consultations start at around $250 and include recommendations for up to 3 commercial diets and treats (if desired) which will be selected to meet your pet’s medical conditions, nutritional needs, and preferences. Home-cooked diet formulations are not included in the consultation fee and will incur additional charges based on the type and number of ingredients included.

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