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Lori Prantil

DVM, Practice Limited to Nutrition
Lori Prantil
Staff Veterinarian
Lori Prantil

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:

Practice limited to Clinical Nutrition

Specialties Include:

Home-cooked diet formulation
Continuing education presenter

Dr. Lori Prantil graduated from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following graduation she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. She then returned to the Cummings School where she completed a residency in clinical nutrition. After completing her residency, Dr. Prantil joined the team at VCA South Shore as Head of Nutrition in 2016. Her clinical interests include nutritional management of chronic kidney disease, urolithiasis, and endocrine diseases, and the formulation of home-cooked diet recipes. She also enjoys sharing her love of nutrition by lecturing at continuing education seminars and providing counsel for other veterinarians.


Nutrition is an important part of every pet’s overall health plan. In order to meet nutrient requirements, pet owners should feed a complete and balanced diet that is appropriate for their pets’ species and life stage. In addition, pet owners can improve quality of life and prolong lifespan by maintaining an ideal weight and body condition for their pets. At each visit, veterinarians can perform nutritional assessments and make recommendations for appropriate diets to meet healthy pets’ needs.

Nutrition can also play a role in management of a number of health conditions, including chronic kidney disease, gastrointestinal problems, pancreatitis, and urinary stones. Ask your veterinarian about whether a special diet is recommended as part of your pet’s medical plan.

For more complex cases, particularly for pets with multiple medical issues or pets fed home-cooked diets, it can be helpful to consult with a veterinary nutritionist. Our hospital is fortunate to have its own Nutrition service, headed by Lori Prantil, MPS, DVM (Practice limited to Nutrition). She offers nutrition consultations both in person here at VCA South Shore as well as over the phone. Nutrition services include general nutritional counseling, commercial diet recommendations, home-cooked diet recipe formulation, nutritional supplement recommendations, and more. For more information, please call the hospital at 781-337-6622.
VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital

595 Columbian Street

South Weymouth, MA 02190

Main: 781-337-6622

Fax: 781-337-0069

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Appointments Seen:

Monday - Friday, 7am-9pm
Saturday, 9am-5pm
Sunday, 9am-4pm
Emergency Services Open 24/7

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