For pet owners who are unable to bring their pets in for a direct in-person consultation, their primary care veterinarians can request a remote consultation.
What can I expect in a remote consultation?
Before the consultation:
- Pet owners – Complete an intake form.
- Pet’s veterinarian – Submit a consultation request form and send the pet’s medical records.
A phone appointment may be scheduled between the pet owner and the nutritionist to facilitate their pet's nutrition consultation. This appointment includes a review of the pet's medical and diet history, as well as a discussion of nutritional goals, diet options, and owner questions.
After the appointment:
Following the appointment, a customized nutrition plan is provided to the pet owner and regular veterinarian. This plan includes the pet's nutritional goals, daily calorie goal and treat allowance, and recommendations for commercial diets, supplements, and treats. Formulation of a home-cooked diet recipe can be added as an additional service.
Because remote consultations do not include a physical examination, all diagnoses, therapeutic diet authorizations, and medications must be provided by the pet's primary care veterinarian.