A new addition to the Clinical Nutrition Service is the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals. One of the first of its kind in the United States, the Tufts Obesity Clinic, led by board-certified nurtritionist Dr. Deborah Linder, is focused on developing comprehensive weight management programs for pets with previously unsuccessful weight loss programs, special dietary needs or comorbid conditions.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
Contact: Clinical Nutrition Service Liaison: Ellen Baker
Phone: (508) 887-4696
Fax: (508) 887-4363
Current Clinical Trials
Several nutrition-based clinical trials are ongoing at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. Please contact us to learn more enrolling patients from your hospitals. Visit the Tufts Clinical Trials website at www.tufts.edu/vet/clinical_trials.
The role of diet on the progression of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (cats with asymptomatic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)
Cats’ Assessment Tool of Cardiac Health (CATCH) Questionnaire in cats with congestive heart failure (cats presented to Tufts for first-time episode of congestive heart failure)
A novel drug to combat cardiac cachexia in dogs with congestive heart failure (dogs with congestive heart failure and moderate to severe cardiac cachexia)
Upcoming trials on safe and effective weight loss interventions.