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Clinical Nutrition
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Clinical Nutrition: Complex is our Everyday

Willows is one of a handful of Specialist centres in Europe to have a board-certified Specialist in Clinical Nutrition, supported by a truly multidisciplinary team providing the very best expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with nutritional disorders. 

Through face to face consultations, our extended one-hour appointments ensure that the most accurate diagnosis can be made. All patients receive a fully comprehensive examination, including diagnostic tests and a physical examination, enabling the best possible nutritional plan to be developed for each and every patient with complex medical disorders.  

What can I Expect if my Pet is Referred to a Nutrition Specialist?
Each patient seen by the Specialist-led Clinical Nutrition service will have a detailed consultation including a review of the previous history (including previous diets), evaluation of diagnostic tests performed and a physical examination. If further diagnostic tests are then needed, these can be performed at Willows. Following this, a bespoke nutritional plan will be developed for each patient and fully discussed.
willows-cardiology-icon

Clinical Nutrition: Complex is our Everyday

Willows is one of a handful of Specialist centres in Europe to have a board-certified Specialist in Clinical Nutrition, supported by a truly multidisciplinary team providing the very best expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with nutritional disorders. 

Through face to face consultations, our extended one-hour appointments ensure that the most accurate diagnosis can be made. All patients receive a fully comprehensive examination, including diagnostic tests and a physical examination, enabling the best possible nutritional plan to be developed for each and every patient with complex medical disorders.  

What can I Expect if my Pet is Referred to a Nutrition Specialist?
Each patient seen by the Specialist-led Clinical Nutrition service will have a detailed consultation including a review of the previous history (including previous diets), evaluation of diagnostic tests performed and a physical examination. If further diagnostic tests are then needed, these can be performed at Willows. Following this, a bespoke nutritional plan will be developed for each patient and fully discussed.
What can I Expect if my Pet is Referred to a Nutrition Specialist?
Each patient seen by the Specialist-led Clinical Nutrition service will have a detailed consultation including a review of the previous history (including previous diets), evaluation of diagnostic tests performed and a physical examination. If further diagnostic tests are then needed, these can be performed at Willows. Following this, a bespoke nutritional plan will be developed for each patient and fully discussed.
What are the Most Common Nutritional Conditions?
The Clinical Nutrition service commonly sees dogs and cats with complex and/or multiple medical disorders who may require the development of home-cooked diet formulations. Home-cooked diets are commonly used when there is no commercial diet that meets the nutritional needs for a patient, or when commercial diets are not being eaten. For patients that are not eating anything, placement of a feeding tube or parenteral (intravenous) nutrition can be performed.
What are the Most Common Nutritional Conditions?
The Clinical Nutrition service commonly sees dogs and cats with complex and/or multiple medical disorders who may require the development of home-cooked diet formulations. Home-cooked diets are commonly used when there is no commercial diet that meets the nutritional needs for a patient, or when commercial diets are not being eaten. For patients that are not eating anything, placement of a feeding tube or parenteral (intravenous) nutrition can be performed.
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What Facilities are Available at Willows?

Willows has a large team of Specialists in across many disciplines including; Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care and Soft Tissue Surgery and Orthopaedics. This enables a holistic approach to dogs and cats with nutritional disorders who may also require other tests or procedures.
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What Facilities are Available at Willows?
Willows has a large team of Specialists in across many disciplines including; Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care and Soft Tissue Surgery and Orthopaedics. This enables a holistic approach to dogs and cats with nutritional disorders who may also require other tests or procedures.

Meet Our Specialist

Isuru Gajanayake

BVSc CertSAM DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA DipACVN MRCVS

Head of Clinical Nutrition

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American and European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
American Specialist in Small Animal Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition – Find out more:
To assist owners in understanding more about Clinical Nutrition, we have put together a range of information sheets to talk you through the some of the main areas of pain management at Willows.