NUTRITION THE 5TH VITAL ASSESSMENT

KEY SUPPORT MATERIALS

Pet Nutrition Reference Manual (PDF)
Developed to help healthcare teams provide clients with a nutritional assessment and recommendation. Your entire health care team can use this resource to help address client questions and concerns, as well as to help initiate conversations.

5VA Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
Download this handy outline of key 5VA information and use it to help incorporate nutrition into every examination of every pet. From beginning basics to factors for achieving real success, the 5VA quick reference guide is an essential tool for veterinary professionals.

Helpful Communication Tips (PDF)
Because of the extensive involvement of clients in the daily dietary management of their pets, client communication and rapport is vital. Download these communication tips and questions to ensure your clients get the right information every time they visit.

Veterinary Nutrition Advocatesm (VNA)
A unique online experience available at no cost to the entire veterinary health care team.
The Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians (AVNT)
Learn more about requirements for specialty certification.
American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN)
Specialty college for board certification. The website contains a list of institutions that provide consultation and updated links to resources for nutrition formulation and analysis.
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
Read the official Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.