Individual homemade diet formulations for the nutritional management of medical condition(s) where a commercial diet is not available or not accepted by the pet
Information for Veterinarians
Welcome! I’m Dr. Lauren Foster, and I’m a board certified veterinary nutritionist located in the Austin, Texas area.
I am here to help you and your clients with all your challenging nutrition dilemmas!
Examples of the types of consultations I provide
Therapeutic commercial diet recommendations for the nutritional management of medical condition(s)
Well pet commercial diet recommendations or homemade diet formulations for owners who choose to homecook
Weight loss plans for overweight and obese pets
Critical care and assisted feeding (tube feeding) plans
Phone consultations for clients with questions regarding feeding their healthy pets
I do not recommend commercial raw products or formulate homemade raw diets for any patient
I do not formulate homemade diet recipes during growth unless there is a medical reason to do so
If your client is requesting either of these types of consultations, please refer to the www.acvn.org diplomate directory
How to consult with me
If you have a product or diet question or a question about the nutritional management of one of your canine or feline patients, feel free to email or call me directly.
If your client is in need of a formal consultation in which written recommendations are provided, this can be done one of two ways, through a remote vet-to-vet consultation or a remote vet-to-client consultation.
In either case, I will require:
1. Nutrition consultation form, submitted online by the client
2. Veterinary referral form, sent to you by the client after submitting the above consultation form
3. All pertinent medical records including a CBC, chemistry, T4 and urinalysis performed within the last 6 months
Once completed, the nutritional plan is emailed back to you as the referring veterinarian for your review, prior to sending the letter to the client. This is required for remote consulting, as a valid VCPR is not established between myself and the client.