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Obesity Clinic Faculty

Deborah Linder – DVM, DACVN

Deborah Linder Dr. Deborah Linder is a 2009 graduate of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, she completed a one year internship before returning to the Cummings School to complete a residency in clinical nutrition. She is board-certified in nutrition by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Dr. Linder's interests include obesity management and effective client education. Dr. Linder has focused her research on safe and effective weight loss strategies for pets as well as the effect of obesity on pet well-being. She is excited to be opening the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals to continue helping overweight animals live longer and healthier lives. In her leisure time, Dr. Linder volunteers with the Tufts Paws for People Animal Visitation Group and enjoys hiking and running with her rescue dog, MD, and attending local sporting events.

What is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist?

A board-certified veterinary nutritionist is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN). Veterinarians who are board certified specialists in veterinary nutrition have completed training that involves intensive clinical, teaching, and research activities spanning at least two years. Trainees also are required to pass a written examination in order to obtain board certification. Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals is currently the only weight loss center in the Unites States to have a board-certified veterinary nutritionist as faculty. More information can be found on on the American College of Veterinary Nutrition website.