Nutrition Support

Welcome to the Nutrition Support Service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. Our mission is to provide the highest quality nutritional care for companion animal patients.

Please see our extensive web site for valuable information for pet owners, veterinary students, technicians and clinician colleagues.

Learn more about our research on the role of nutrition and bladder disease in cats. This research has led to the development of the Indoor Cat Initiative, which aims to enrich the lives of indoor cats to promote their health and welfare, and to reduce the risk of stress-responsive disorders.


Valerie J. Parker, DVM, DACVIM, DACVN
Assistant Professor - Clinical
Small Animal Internal Medicine
parker [dot] 888 [at] osu [dot] edu


C. A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
601 Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210-1089
Buffington [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu