Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Nutrition Service

We are a veterinary referral service in the mid-Atlantic region staffed by faculty who are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, which recognizes clinical expertise in nutrition and residents training in the specialty of clinical nutrition. The mission of our 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.
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Nutrition Services

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 Personnel

  • Megan Shepherd
    DVM, PhD
    Diplomate ACVN
    Service Chief, Clinical Nutrition
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Clinical Nutrition
  • Morgan Johnson
    Patient Coordinator
    Clinical Nutrition

Contact Us

Phone: 540-231-4621
Fax: 540-231-9354

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061