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).
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.
Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions on the process for requesting an appointment: