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What is the purpose of a nutrition consultation?
To help a veterinarian find the best diet or formulate a homemade diet for their patients.
How do consultations work?
I will review the records from the referring veterinarian and the nutrition consultation form from the owner (see below). Medical issues and nutritional goals for the management of those issues will be determined and a diet plan will be made. Feeding recommendations or homemade diet formulations will be written up and sent to your primary care veterinarian who will pass them on to you. Typical turnaround time is about one week.
Why does the consultation have to be performed through a veterinarian rather than one-on-one with the owner?
In veterinary medicine, at this time, a legally valid client-patient relationship is required, I
Is there a charge for the consultation?
Yes. This is because there is considerable time spent reviewing the health records and making a determination for the nutritional goals. Further time is spent during finalizing feeding recommendations as well as recording them. If a homemade diet is being formulated, it may take several additional hours to formulate and write up the plan. Your veterinarian will be billed for the consultation and payment received through them. Because it takes considerable time for the veterinarian to manage a nutrition consultation, I encourage them to have their own additional fee which takes this time into consideration. Pricing information is available under the "Referring Veterinarian". Please understand, this is not necessarily the final cost to you.
Ready for a consultation?
Fill out the Nutrition Consultation Form below and send it to your veterinarian. Please ask them to request a consultation by filling out the referral form and e-mailing it to RMSAnimalNutrition@gmail.com or faxing to 855-431-6579.
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