Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

Often the most common questions you might find you are asked about as an RVN are about the minefield that is nutrition...

❓ What diet should I feed my pet?

❓ How do I know that they are getting the right nutrition?

❓ Why would I choose this diet over another?

But the truth is canine and feline nutrition is often overlooked or misunderstood. There is so much information out there that can often overwhelm us as professionals, imagine how owners must feel!

Our small animal nutrition advisor course provides an unbiased and holistic approach for those members of staff with a particular interest in the importance of correct nutrition.

Owners’ increasingly question and investigate alternative diets for their pets. Our role in practice must be to support choices for these clients and ensure diets are balanced to meet the individual pets needs. Nutrition involves a lot more than choosing the appropriate diet from the shelves.

A deeper understanding of how nutrition effects health, disease and life stages will improve your confidence in talking around nutritional based questions.

Your clients will be better informed, more able to provide a healthy life style for their pets and have an improved relationship with the practice.

Are you ready to answer your clients nutrition questions with confidence?

Check out our nutrition advisor course to take that first step.

What you will learn!

This Course has 3 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn

  • Types of pet food available and the owners choice.

  • Pet food law, legislations and health and safety.

  • Calculating Energy Requirements for Optimal Health.

  • Understanding and analysis of pet food labels.

  • A detailed look at whole foods

  • Understanding species appropriate foods and comparing the Canine and Feline digestive systems.

  • Understanding the key nutrients, their functions and ensuring adequate nutritional intake.

  • Common Nutritional Diseases and Dietary Management

  • Guidance on meeting the nutritional needs of inpatients fed on alternative diets.

  • Feeding inpatients and appetite stimulation and much more....

Some important points you need to know.

  • How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

    Upon completion of this 7-Hour on-demand CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    Great news is that you have lifetime access with your enrolment, so completely learn at your own pace and no stressful deadlines.

  • What do I get with this course?

    This course comes with a comprehensive course workbook, interactive activities to complete and a 45 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

  • How is this course presented?

    Our courses are more than just a webinar.

    You will be taken through easy to digest bitesize chunks of learning, via a series of informative tutor video presented slides.

    Research shows, that online learning knowledge is easier to retain and absorb if video content is used rather than just audio, which is easier to just switch off from and become distracted. This way you can have a human connection to your tutor which is so important.

    So that's what we do...

About Katie

Instructor Bio:

RVN BSc Animal Behaviour/Physiology DIP Naturopath

Katie McCaul

I qualified in 1998 and became Head nurse in a 3 branch mixed practice. My time in practice taught me many skills including running clinics, dealing with company representatives, tricky clients and a team of nurses and vets. I very much enjoyed my role as an NVQ assessor teaching the trainee Vet nurses. After leaving practice I was lucky enough to complete a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Physiology. This taught me about the evolutionary path our domesticated pets had been on and how innate behaviour and physiology are the key to happiness and health. Since university I have taught on the VN degree program, worked with Wiltshire Wildlife trust, and returned to practice part time. My present role as research and development manager at a Pet Food Company, has been an education into the pet food industry. Leading me to achieve a diploma in Naturopathy, use diet formulation software and run a research project. I am passionate about supporting Veterinary nurses in practice and providing unbiased balance education to enable informed choices for clients.

Don't just take our word for it...

5 star rating

Extremely well-organised, accessible and enjoyable course.

Denise Hobin

I loved this course! I found it so easy to follow as it was so well-structured and the information was very accessible. Katie was also so helpful with answ...

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I loved this course! I found it so easy to follow as it was so well-structured and the information was very accessible. Katie was also so helpful with answers to my many many questions! I learnt so much on this course and it really got me excited about giving nutritional information to clients. I know I have a lot more work to do to become familiar with most of the foods out there but this course has equipped me with the skills and tools to be confident when giving nutritional advice and informing clients about what to look for and what to avoid. Thanks so much and I'm definitely going to do the raw food course soon!

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5 star rating

Great knowledge booster

Belinda Barritt

I really enjoyed this course. The information was great, and I apprnuteciated the links and resources to further study nutrition. I think it's really benefic...

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I really enjoyed this course. The information was great, and I apprnuteciated the links and resources to further study nutrition. I think it's really beneficial to have an idea of different diet types to have better conversations with pet owners and lead them in the right direction if they are keen to feed different diets.

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5 star rating

Objective view of the Nutrition industry that will open y...

Stephen Hyde

Great course that simplifies everything everything that enables you to have human conversations.

Great course that simplifies everything everything that enables you to have human conversations.

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5 star rating

Excellent and informative course

Amy Burtenshaw

5 star rating

Great knowledge booster

Belinda Barritt

I really enjoyed this course. The information was great, and I apprnuteciated the links and resources to further study nutrition. I think it's really benefic...

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I really enjoyed this course. The information was great, and I apprnuteciated the links and resources to further study nutrition. I think it's really beneficial to have an idea of different diet types to have better conversations with pet owners and lead them in the right direction if they are keen to feed different diets.

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4 star rating

Very informative bite-sized cpd sessions

Joanna Scott

The course I completed offered a user-friendly format of short videos which were all well presented and highly informative from a great speaker. I felt far m...

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The course I completed offered a user-friendly format of short videos which were all well presented and highly informative from a great speaker. I felt far more confident in my knowledge after completion. I completed the nutrition advisor course and my only minor criticism is that the lecturer made several references to a facebook support group and offered support to the participants, however I could not obviously find any links or contact details for this unfortunately. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

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5 star rating

Animal nutrition advisor review

emily ashdown

Excellent course. I’ve always struggled with getting my head around nutrition but this made it all much clearer!

Excellent course. I’ve always struggled with getting my head around nutrition but this made it all much clearer!

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Module 1: The Pet Food Industry

    • Module 1 Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Introduction Continued...

      FREE PREVIEW
    • How Pet Food is Made

    • Unit 1: Types of Pet Food and Owners Choice.

    • Wolf Natural Food Related Behaviours

    • Cat Natural Food Related Behaviour

    • Unit 2: Pet Food Law, Health & Safety.

    • Unit 3: Understanding Pet Food Labels & Calculations: Energy Requirements for Optimal Health.

    • Unit 4: Diet Selection for Life Stages and Marketing Concepts.

    • Unit 5: Common Pet Food Myths.

    • Module 1 Take Home Messages.

    • Module 1 Quiz

    • Module 1 Conclusion

  • 3

    Module 2: You Are What You Eat: Inspection and Analysis of Foods

  • 4

    Module 3: Feeding for Health Conditions

    • Module 3 Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Unit 1: Dis - ease

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Unit 2: Common Nutritional Diseases and Dietary Management.

    • Unit 3: Tips for Succesful Weight Clinics.

    • Unit 4: Supporting Disease with Nutrition.

    • Dysbiosis and Leaky Gut YouTube Video

    • Bone Broth Recipe YouTube Video

    • Unit 5: Feeding Inpatients and Appetite Stimulation.

    • Module 3 Quiz

    • Module 3 Conclusion

  • 5

    Course Conclusion

    • Course conclusion

Pricing options

Choose to pay for the course now, invoice your practice, or in easy to manage instalments. Same course same cost.