Intrateam Nutrition Communication
Engaging clients in conversation about pet nutrition is a perfect veterinary-team sport, in which information is passed from one team member to another as the entire team moves toward a common goal. All team members who interact with clients should be equipped with the skills needed to perform a comprehensive nutrition history and to engage clients in a conversation about their pet’s nutrition. This offers the practice team the opportunity to gather nutrition information and share this information with other members of the veterinary team who are positioned to develop a nutrition recommendation. Involving your broader team in nutrition conversations increases team engagement, boosts self-efficacy, enhances efficiency, and emphasizes to clients that the entire practice team is there and available to support them.
These guidelines are supported by generous educational grants from Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets, and Royal Canin®.