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

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