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The Foster Hospital for Small Animals is extremely fortunate to have two Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists® 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 Tufts Clinical Nutrition Service:

Current Patients at Foster Hospital for Small Animal

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.

Current patients of Foster Hospital receive priority for available appointments. To prepare for your appointment, please fill out the Request for Consultation (a requirement before making an appointment). If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Clinical Nutrition Service liaison.

All Other Patients

(not currently being seen by Foster Hospital for Small Animals)

While our primary clientele are current patients of Foster Hospital for Small Animals, we do offer limited appointments for non-Foster patients currently experiencing significant medical conditions.  If your pet has a current medical condition that a nutrition consultation might benefit, please fill out our Request for Consultation form and client service staff will get back to you as soon as they are able.  A completed Request for Consultation does not guarantee an appointment but will provide us with the information we need to assess the best options for your pet.

Please note once an appointment confirmed and scheduled by our client services team, your primary veterinarian will be required to fill out a separate consultation request form for veterinarians. We cannot make appointments without input from your primary veterinarian.

If you have a healthy pet and are seeking nutritional advice, we recommend the following:

Nutrition Consultations

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

Our consultations start at $273 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 start at $437 including the consultation.

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