DECEMBER 3  VIRTUAL CE  7.2 SCIENTIFIC CE CREDITS

Event Summary

Join us for this full-day CE event where new information around pet nutrition and how you can help clients navigate this ever-changing market will be presented. Dr. Kirk will also cover how veterinarians can address patients with nutritional requirements as part of their treatment plan for conditions such as diabetes and renal disease.

Featured Speaker

Claudia A. Kirk

 

DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVIM
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Kirk received her DVM from the University of California at Davis.  She completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York and an Internal Medical Residency in Small Animal Medicine and PhD in Nutrition at UC Davis.

Dr. Kirk was a senior scientist for nine years at Hill’s Science and Technology Center and served as teaching faculty for the Mark Morris Institute.  In 2003, she joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, as associate professor of medicine and nutrition.  During this time, she established the Clinical Nutrition Service, which included a nutrition residency program, graduate training and expanded collaborative research to include pet obesity and feline metabolic diseases.

Dr. Kirk served as professor and head of the Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department and Small Animal Clinical Hospital Program and, more recently, as associate dean for academic affairs and student services. Currently, she is the Lindsay Young professor of medicine and nutrition and director of the new Webb Family Feline Health and Wellness Center.

Dr. Kirk is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  Her areas of research interest concern nutritional interaction with disease, with a special interests in obesity, feline diabetes and feline lower urinary tract disease.

Event Sponsors

Event Schedule

December 3 / 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

Program Begins

Will Work for Food – How to Get Pets Moving and Manage Food Intake

Using food puzzles, food placement, and treating behavior to manage dietary intake and weight.

New Directions in Pet Food – What You Need to Know

Grain-free diets and new trends in commercial foods – what are the risks and benefits of such strategies?  There will be an emphasis on the current standing of nutrition-related cardiomyopathy and grain free, and a review of other trends with minimal feeding history or experience.

Dietary Management of the Diabetic Cat – Low Carb, Weight Control or Both?

Focus will be on strategies for the management of feline diabetes.

Really, What Should I Feed My Renal Patient? New Tests and New Paradigms

Nutritional therapy for differing stages of renal disease when the diagnosis is based on computer algorithms and IRIS staging.

The Good and Bad of Raw Food Vs. a Cooked Diet

Raw diets vs. cooked diets will be discussed and compared.

Lower Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats

Nutritional and medical strategies for common lower tract disorders in dogs and cats.

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn

Location

Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital
39151 Delafield Rd
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 569-1550

Pricing

  • Member

  • $110
  • Pre-registration required. The WVMA must be made aware of substitutions prior to the date of the event. No refunds.

  • Non-Member

  • $ 210
  • Pre-registration required. The WVMA must be made aware of substitutions prior to the date of the event. No refunds.

  • Student Member

  • $ 0
  • Pre-registration required. The WVMA must be made aware of substitutions prior to the date of the event. No refunds.

  • Student Non-Member

  • $ 50
  • Pre-registration required. The WVMA must be made aware of substitutions prior to the date of the event. No refunds.

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