Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Nutrition Consulation Service Contact Info
Phone : (540) 231-4621
FAX : (540) 231-6448
Email : vetnutrition@vt.edu

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Veterinary Teaching Hospital
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Nutrition Consultation Service

The Clinical Nutrition Consultation Service is a veterinary nutrition service in the Mid-Atlantic region staffed by faculty who are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. The mission of the service is to:

  • Provide high-quality consultation to veterinarians on the nutritional management of healthy or sick small and large animal patients.
  • Assist primary care faculty with nutritional support of patients in the teaching hospital.

Resources for Clients and Referring Veterinarians

Nutrition Services

Canine nutrition

Balanced nutrition is the cornerstone of maintaining health and prolonging the longevity of small and large animals. Our service works together with both referring veterinarians and primary care faculty within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to provide optimum nutrition for healthy and sick patients.

Services available for healthy and ill patients include:

  • Small Animal Patients
    • Commercial diet recommendation
    • Weight reduction and weight maintenance plans
    • Homemade diet recipe formulation
    • Assisted feeding for critical patients
  • Large Animal Patients
    • Farm visits and on-farm consultations
    • Forage analysis
    • Balanced ration formulation for individual or herd
    • Assisted feeding for critical patients

Nutrition Consultation Service Personnel

The Nutrition Consultation Service is staffed by faculty who are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, which recognizes clinical expertise in nutrition. Periodically the service is supported by residents training in the specialty of clinical nutrition.

Megan Shepherd, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVN
William S. Swecker, Jr., DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVN
Karen Whitt, LVT, Clinical Nutrition Technician