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  • 2022 AAVN Student Webinar Series


  • These programs are free to all but registration is required.   CE credits are not offered for these sessions.


  • March 29, 2022 @ 8pm ET

  • Making Client Communication Appetizing: Creative Strategies for ‘Weight’y Discussions

  • Speaker: Deborah Linder, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Nutrition), Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine


  • When a standard diet and exercise approach still results in an overweight pet, getting creative with conversations and strategies can make obesity prevention and weight loss more fun and effective. Traditional and non-traditional strategies for successful weight loss will be discussed along with case examples in this session to provide participants more tools for their weight loss toolbox in future practice.


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  • April 12, 2022 @ 8pm ET

  • Navigating Urinary Bladder Stones and Diet Selection

  • Speaker: Elena L. Leavitt, DVM, Small Animal Clinical Nutrition Resident, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine


  • You have done the groundwork and diagnosed urinary bladder stones in your patient, but now you must help your client navigate treatment and dietary management options. In this webinar, we will discuss which uroliths can be managed with diet, how to select a diet, and when certain diets can be contraindicated. Additionally, we will explore common supplements owners typically select on their own and how these can be detrimental to urolith management.


  • To check out a recorded version of this program click here


  • September 27, 2022 @ 8pm ET

  • Home-cooked diets for pets: Master Chef or Kitchen Nightmare?

  • Speaker: Lily Johnson, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition) 


  • This webinar will review potential benefits and owner expectations for home-cooked diets, as well as associated drawbacks and risks. We will discuss medical conditions that may benefit from a home-cooked diet and recommendations for balanced recipe formulation. Finally, we will cover recommended monitoring and follow-up for pets eating a home-cooked diet, particularly the phenomenon of “recipe drift.”


  • To check out a recorded version of this program click here


  • October 18, 2022 @ 8pm ET

  • Nutrition in the Trenches: How to Implement Best Nutrition Practices in a Clinical Setting

  • Speaker: Emily Luisana, DVM, Residency Trained in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington, DC


  • This webinar will review the current state of clinical nutrition and how to implement best nutrition practices into your workday. Dr. Luisana will discuss common concerns the referring community has regarding nutrition and how to overcome them and focus on practical measures to effectively and efficiently elevate nutrition in a clinical setting.


  • Registration is now open, click here to sign up

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