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C. A. Tony Buffington, DVM, MS, PhD Diplomate ACVN
Professor Emeritus

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

The Ohio State University
0023 Veterinary Medical Center 
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210

(614) 292-3551

Indoor Pet Initiative

Community Practice website

Professional Training and Experience

  • DVM, University of California, Davis, 1981
  • MS, Nutrition, University of California, Davis, 1982
  • PhD, Nutrition, University of California, Davis, 1988
  • Clinical Nutritionist (Resident), Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, UC Davis, CA, 1983-87
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine, UC Davis, CA, 1985-87

Research Interests

    • Effects of early life events and the environment on health and disease in cats and people.
    • Effects of environmental enrichment on health outcomes.
    • Diagnostic markers of health and disease

    Clinical Interests 

    • Stress effects on health and disease
    • Obesity
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Effective medical communications