Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395

Fax:
508-839-7922

Education

  • MS - Nutritional Biology - University of California, Davis - 2010
  • UC Davis - Small Animal Clinical Nutrition - 2007-2009 (Residency)
  • VMD - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine - 2004
  • BA - Biological Sciences - Goucher College - 2000

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN)
  1. Larsen JA, Parks E, Heinze CR, Fascetti AJ. Timely Topics in Nutrition: Evaluation of home-prepared diet recipes for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012: 240:532-538.
  2. Heinze CR, Larsen JA, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ. Blood amino acid concentrations in cats eating commercial diets. Am J Vet Res. 2009 Nov;70(11):1374-82.
  3. Heinze CR, Larsen JA, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ. Blood amino acid concentrations in cats eating commercial diets. Am J Vet Res. 2009;70(11):1374-82.
  4. Larsen JA, Parks E, Heinze CR, Fascetti AJ. Timely Topics in Nutrition: Evaluation of home-prepared diet recipes for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012: 240: 532-538.
  5. Yu MK, Freeman LM, Heinze CR, Parker VJ, Linder DE, DVM Comparison of Complications in Dogs with Nasoesophageal Versus Nasogastric Tubes. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. April 26, 2013 [Early View]
  6. Heinze CR, Hawkins MG, Gillies LA, Wu X, Walzem RL, German JB, Klasing KC. Effect of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on red blood cell lipid composition and plasma metabolites in the cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus. J Anim Sci. 2012;90:3068-3079.
  7. Heinze CR, Gomez FC, Freeman LF. Assessment of commercial diets and home-prepared diet recipes recommended for dogs with cancer. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012;241:1453-1460.
  8. Linder DE, Freeman LM, Morris P, German AJ, Biourge V, Heinze C, Alexander L. Theoretical evaluation of risk for nutritional deficiency with caloric restriction in dogs. Vet Q 2012. [e-pub ahead of print]
  9. Markovich JM, Freeman LM, Heinze CR. Thiamine analysis of commercial canned cat foods. J Am Vet Med Assoc. [in press]
  10. Markovich JM, Heinze CR, Freeman LM. Timely Topics in Nutrition: Thiamine Deficiency in Dogs and Cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc. [in press]

General Research Interests

  • Cancer
  • Renal Disease
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Companion Animal Nutrition

Teaching

  • Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Feeds & Feeding
  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Obesity, nutritional support of the cancer patient, and renal failure.

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Nutritional Basis of Diseases
  • Nutrition and cancer patients. Long chain fatty acids; reproductive/neonatal nutrition