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Lori Prantil

Lori Prantil
Veterinary Specialist
Integrative Medicine Department, VCA Nutrition
Lori Prantil

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:

Small Animal Clinical Nutrition

Specialties Include:

Home-cooked diet formulation
Continuing education presenter

Dr. 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. Dr. Prantil then returned to the Cummings School where she completed a residency in clinical nutrition. After completing her residency, she joined the team at VCA South Shore in 2016. Dr. Prantil is board certified in small animal clinical nutrition by the American College of Veterinary Nutritionists. Her clinical interests include nutritional management of chronic kidney disease, urolithiasis, 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.

Dr. Prantil also has a special interest in alternative modalities and heads the Integrative Medicine department. She has completed extensive training in acupuncture through the Chi University (formerly Chi Institute) and enjoys being able to use her acupuncture skills to help pets experiencing pain or illness.

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Integrative Medicine Department

Integrative medicine involves looking at each veterinary patient as a whole, and utilizing both conventional and alternative therapies as options for treatment. Like Western medicine, treatment and prevention of disease are still the main emphasis. We are happy to be able to offer veterinary acupuncture as an alternative modality here at VCA South Shore.

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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