Functional Veterinary Nutrition: Change Your Approach—Change Your Practice


Pet owners want the same natural approaches to nutrition for their pets that they value for themselves.

Veterinary practitioners, here is a unique opportunity to deepen the knowledge you need to deliver quality holistic care to your clients’ four-legged friends. Join Susan Howell, DVM, at her seminar “Functional Veterinary Nutrition: Change Your Approach—Change Your Practice” on July 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Denver Renaissance Hotel in Denver.

Learn how functional medicine can enhance the human-animal bond and strategies for conducting a nutritional exam. Dr. Howell will introduce veterinarians and their staff to an integrative, targeted, whole food approach to patient wellness and care.

Topics will include:

I. Whole Food Nutrition Foundations

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Food as a stressor, functional foods
  • Complementary whole food supplements

II. Implementing a Nutritionally Focused Practice

  • WSAVA Global Nutrition Guidelines
  • Recognizing partial and advanced nutrient deficiencies
  • Drugs that deplete nutrients
  • Conducting a nutritional examination

III. Common Ailments Case Reviews

IV. Practicing the Veterinary Nutritional Exam

V. Special Segment—Healing the Healer—Practitioners as patients, using yourself as a model case

Enrich your approach to holistic veterinary health care at this event. For more information, visit the SRP Events Calendar.

Samantha Prust

Samantha Prust is Senior Editor and Administrative Assistant for Selene River Press.

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