William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

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Dr. Jennifer Larsen uses specialized software to analyze a diet for a dog in the Nutrition Service at the Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Nutrition Support Services

The Nutrition Support Service consults with the small animal receiving services of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to provide nutritional recommendations and feeding plans for their patients. The Service provides similar consulting services to veterinarians outside of the university. The Nutrition Support Service also sees appointments for owners who wish to consult a nutritionist. The clinical scope of the Nutrition Support Service includes commercial diet recommendations, critical care nutrition, customized weight loss programs, nutritional consultation for metabolic diseases, and the evaluation and formulation of computer-generated, home-prepared therapeutic diets.