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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”


Good nutrition is a cornerstone for overall pet health and aids recovery from illness and injury. The veterinary nutrition department at Ethos, headed by Dr. Danielle Conway, uses an evidence-based approach and specialized animal nutrition training to help companion animals reach their true potential.

The Nutrition Consultation:

A nutrition consultation at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital begins with an assessment of your pet’s specific needs, in concert with your primary care veterinarian or a specialist, and provides a comprehensive nutrition plan that directly addresses your pet’s specific dietary requirements with a practical approach. Weather your pet is a couch potato, recovering from an illness or injury, or is a high-performance athlete, a nutrition consultation will help your companion be their best.

Supplements and nutraceuticals are a rapidly growing area of veterinary medicine that can be confusing for both veterinarians and owners alike. Dr Conway’s background in integrative medicine uniquely qualifies her to make customized recommendations on supplements and nutraceuticals for the patient. When consulting with Dr. Conway on supplements you will be provided with safe supplements tailored to your pet’s unique concerns.

Veterinary Nutrition Services offered at Mass Vet include:

  • Homemade diet formulation
  • Commercial diet recommendations
  • Critical care nutrition
  • Weight loss programs
  • Supplement consultation and evaluation
  • Diet evaluation
  • Providing clients and veterinarians with scientific, safe and unbiased companion animal nutrition information.

Common Diagnoses and concerns that benefit from a nutrition consultation:

  • Kidney disease
  • Bladder stones
  • Liver Disease
  • Orthopedic disease (dysplasias, and arthritis)
  • Heart disease
  • Weight management
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Chronic diarrhea or vomiting
    • Protein losing enteropathy
    • Lymphangiectasia
    • Short bowel syndrome
    • Pancreatitis
    • Bloat
    • Gastro-esophageal reflux disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia and hypertriglyceridemia (High serum fat levels)
  • Food allergic dermatitis
  • Cancer
  • Growing animals
  • Healthy animals
    • Choosing a diet for your pet can be confusing and the internet can be more harmful than helpful in the decision-making process. Let us help you!
    • Expert guidance on homemade or raw food diets.

We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you to meet your pet’s nutritional needs.
For more information on what a veterinary nutritionist is please click here. To learn more about Dr Conway, click here.

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