Team Training

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How does a nutritional assessment get incorporated into a pet’s physical exam?

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Our practice has decided to implement the AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. How can we introduce the concept of nutrition as the fifth vital assessment to the entire veterinary practice team?”

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WSAVA Feeding Guide for Hospitalized Dogs and Cats

An example of a feeding form for hospitalized patients created by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). In PDF format titled "Feeding Chart".

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What role can the veterinarian have in communicating information to clients about proper nutrition?

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What role can the technician have in communicating information to clients about proper nutrition?

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What role can the front desk staff/client service specialist have in communicating information to clients about proper nutrition?

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What role can the practice manager have in communicating information to clients about proper nutrition?

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WSAVA “Unconventional diets”

A short article for veterinarians that highlights the most important points when talking to pet owners about feeding a raw, vegetarian, natural or homemade diet. The article is reference-based and includes a list of tips for veterinarians on how to discuss unconventional diets with pet owners. It provides a link to a related article, "Advising Clients Who Feed Raw Diets to Pets."

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Nutrition: The 5th Vital Assessment

Conveniently provides PDF formats of three key nutrition resources for any practice: "Pet Nutrition Reference Manual", "5VA Quick Reference Guide", and "Helpful Communication Tips".