Veterinary Consultation Service
Even the most knowledgeable experts have questions. Our free consultancy service for veterinary professionals is prepared to answer any questions about the right Hill’s pet foods for your patients.
We’re available 8am – 5pm cst Monday THROUGH Friday
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Is it time to call Hill's VCS?
Not sure if a certain pet food will work for multiple conditions? Need to compare health benefits? Ask us about nutrient profiles, dietary changes or any other nutrition-related question.
Not sure when it’s time to give us a call? Here’s a simple way to decide.
Meet the Team
Stephanie Barnhill MBA, RVT Senior Veterinary Consultation Service Technician
When not working, you can find Stephanie... “Judging various breeds at AKC Dog Shows, or just hanging with my Siberian Huskies.”
Catherine Ruggiero, MS, DVM Consultant Clinician
What Catherine enjoys about her job: “I get to hear about many cases through casual conversations or as I am listening in on our case consultations. I am always amazed at the level of detail our veterinarians and technicians get into and so impressed with the breadth of their knowledge.”
Teri McKinzie, BBA, RVT Senior Veterinary Consultation Technician
Greatest benefit Teri thinks VCS provides? “VCS is a great resource for vets & their staff to get quick knowledgeable answers and recommendations on Hill’s foods. VCS can provide insight into the company based on information we hear from vets and their staff that are recommending & using Hill’s foods.”
Amy Kenworthy, DVM Consultation Clinician
When Amy isn’t working, you can find her... “Riding my Paso Fino Gelding, reading a good horror or mystery novel, or just trying to keep up with all the chores associated with owning a minifarm with 2 horses and dogs and cats.”
Jeff Lake MS, DVM Consultation Clinician
A specific case Jeff looks back on: “I received an email from a veterinarian regarding a stuffed animal she got from Hill’s years before. It was her daughter’s favorite toy and was lost. I checked around the building and happened to have the very last one. I boxed it up, sent it to her, and got a huge thank you from a very relieved mom.”
Jamie Kirkham, RVT Veterinary Consultation Service Team Leader
What Jamie enjoys about her job: “Any case that involves obese dogs or cats who have trouble getting around. I just imagine how depressed they might be and how their quality of life could be improved with weight loss.”
Dave Rosen DVM Consulting Clinician, VCS
About Dave’s pets: “Champ, my 7-year-old Lab mix (biggest baby in the world), Mille, an 11-year-old collie mix (rescued pregnant with heartworms, and now totally spoiled). Oliver and Sebastian, 6-year-old brother cats (still act like kittens), Charlie, (2-year-old cat) and Sweets (4-year-old cat).”
Misty Tobyne, RVT Senior Veterinary Consultation Technician
What Misty enjoys about her job: “Teaching! I love to hear the surprise, ’I had no idea‘ or the ’this is great’ when providing clinic’s or individual’s in the VHCT with information.”
Rosalie Behnke, MS, DVM, MBA Consulting Clinician
What Rosalie enjoys about her job: “I get the intellectual challenge of being a practicing clinician without physical limitations.”
What veterinarians have to say
A very important reason I use Hill's foods.
I've used the service for years and have always been happy with my consultations.
I don't have to use the consultation service often, but it is a great resource when needed. On this particular call, I received a recommendation that I did not anticipate, so it was good I called!
I've been using this service for years and it always helps me treat cases appropriately. Keep up the good work!
I have used the Hill's Consultation service many times. The technicians and clinicians are always friendly and helpful.
Great service and very knowledgeable staff.
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