Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care


Nutrition services at CUVS are provided by faculty from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, who provide consultation for both in-patients and out-patients. Nutritionists spend regular time at CUVS for in-person consultation with clients to develop or adjust nutritional regimens specific to the individual and their condition. They are also available remotely via phone or our teleconsultation suite.

Services Include
  • Nutritional support in disease states. Consultation in dietary selection and feeding practices for dogs and cats with specific diseases in which nutritional intervention plays a role in disease management. Such diseases include:
  • - Gastrointestinal disease
    - Dietary hypersensitivities
    - Kidney disease (kidney failure, protein-losing nephropathy)
    - Urolithiasis (kidney or bladder stones)
    - Neoplasia (cancer)
    - Diabetes mellitus
    - Osteoarthritis
    - Dental health
    - Critically ill
  • Formulation of balanced home-prepared diets. Home-prepared diets can be formulated using food from your kitchen, and individualized to help your pet maintain a healthy weight and manage chronic disease.
  • Life stage feeding. Counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for cats and dogs during life stages such as growth, gestation and lactation, as well as large breed or geriatric pets.
  • Weight management program. We can assist in structuring an appropriate weight management program for your pet. We can also incorporate a structured exercise program via coordination with our Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Acupuncture Center.
  • Specialty. Parenteral nutrition or enteral tube feeding diet formulations for veterinarians.


Our Specialist

Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR

To make a referral or to schedule a phone consultation with our nutritionist, please call
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists at 203.595.2777.


Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone 203.595.2777   Fax 203.595.2778


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Emergency Hours

24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

Emergency & Critical Care Information

Specialty Hours

Monday - Friday

9am to 6pm

Weekend hours available by special appointment