About the Clinical Nutrition Service

Drs. Linder and Freeman of the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animal’s Clinical Nutrition Service 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.

Meet Our Founders

Dr. Lisa Freeman

Lisa Freeman – DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Dr. Freeman is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist® and a professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She is on the cutting-edge of science, with hundreds of articles in prestigious journals, speaking engagements at national and international conferences, and awards for her scientific achievements. However, she also is passionate about providing objective and accurate information on pet nutrition to veterinarians, pet owners, and other animal enthusiasts.

Dr. Cailin Heinze

Cailin Heinze – VMD, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Dr. Cailin Heinze is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist® and the Chief Academic Officer of the Mark Morris Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote optimal companion animal health by providing educational opportunities for veterinary students and veterinarians in clinical nutrition. She also does some part-time consulting work for Balance IT, a company that makes software and supplements for home-cooked pet diets. Dr. Heinze has been featured in The Washington Post, Eating Well, WebMD, Prevention magazine, and Dog Fancy and she regularly speaks at national and international veterinary conferences.

Dr. Deborah Linder

Deborah Linder – DVM, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Dr. Deborah Linder, a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist® , is the head of the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals and has had articles appear in Eating Well, the Boston Globe, AARP, SHAPE, and XM Sirius Radio Doctor Channel. She has spoken at national and international conferences and a Capitol Hill briefing, and is an expert in pet obesity, nutrition communication, and in the human-animal bond.

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