Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Deborah E Linder

Research Assistant Professor

Clinical Nutrition, Obesity Clinic
Head of Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals
Clinical Nutrition Service

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395 ext. 84696

Fax:
508-839-7922

Education

  • DVM - Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - 2009
  • BS - Duke University - 2005

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (DACVN)

Pet obesity management: Beyond nutrition

Author(s):Linder, D. | Mueller, M.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice

2014 AAHA weight management guidelines for dogs and cats

Author(s):Brooks, D. | Churchill, J. | Fein, K. | Linder, D. | Michel, K.E. | Tudor, K. | Ward, E. | Witzel, A.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

Association between subcutaneous fat thickness measured on thoracic radiographs and body condition score in dogs

Author(s):Linder, D.E. | Freeman, L.M. | Sutherland-Smith, J.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Status of selected nutrients in obese dogs undergoing caloric restriction

Author(s):Linder, D.E. | Freeman, L.M. | Holden, S.L. | Biourge, V. | German, A.J.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: BMC Veterinary Research

Comparison of complication rates in dogs with nasoesophageal versus nasogastric feeding tubes

Author(s):Yu, M.K. | Freeman, L.M. | Heinze, C.R. | Parker, V.J. | Linder, D.E.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Theoretical evaluation of risk for nutritional deficiency with caloric restriction in dogs

Author(s):Linder, D.E. | Freeman, L.M. | Morris, P. | German, A.J. | Biourge, V. | Heinze, C. | Alexander, L.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Quarterly

A model for clinical evaluation of perioperative analgesia in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Author(s):Weaver, L.A. | Blaze, C.A. | Linder, D.E. | Andrutis, K.A. | Karas, A.Z.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Evaluation of calorie density and feeding directions for commercially available diets designed for weight loss in dogs and cats

Author(s):Linder, D.E. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

General Research Interests

  • Obesity Management
  • Client Education & Communication
  • Human Animal Interaction (HAI)

Selected Research Projects

  • Optimal nutrient profile of weight loss diets

Teaching

  • Small Animal Medicine course (Obesity lecture)
  • Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM)

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

Human Animal Interaction (HAI)
  • Research and clinical practice of HAI

Professional Organizations

  • AAVN Member (American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition)
  • BNORC Member (Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center)
  • AAH-ABV Member (The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians)