google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html Student roadshow to tackle weighty issue of obesity - Vetpol Community


No announcement yet.

Student roadshow to tackle weighty issue of obesity


  • Student roadshow to tackle weighty issue of obesity

    ROYAL CANIN has announced its annual Nutritional Roadshow. Nine UK universities will benefit from interactive lectures and an opportunity to tackle the most common disease vet students will diagnose after graduation; obesity. Kicking off on 17th October at the Royal Veterinary College, the Roadshow tours the country, before the final session on 26th November at the University of Nottingham.

    Lee Danks, Scientific Affairs Manager for ROYAL CANIN, commented: “This year’s Roadshow offers all vet and vet nursing students the opportunity to learn more about obesity. Sessions with an expert in weight management and professional actor will teach students the essential communication skills required to save patients from a life of ill health.

    “We are passionate about inspiring the next generation of vets and vet nurses, and the Roadshow allows us to reach out to thousands of students across the UK.”

    Alongside the interactive session, expert speakers will provide valuable insight into dealing with obesity in practice. Georgia Woods RVN CertCFVHNut PHC, Weight Management Clinic Nurse at the University of Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital will share her experience of dealing exclusively with obese pets. With experience in training clinicians to refine their communication skills, Beverley Dean will provide invaluable advice when it comes to communicating with owners.

    The Nutritional Roadshow is key to ROYAL CANIN’s student outreach programme. The nutrition specialists already support the vets of the future through the Student Ambassador Programme, which provides students with invaluable insights into cat and dog nutrition.

    Schedule of events
    • Wednesday 17th October, 2.00pm – Royal Veterinary College
    • Thursday 18th October, 7.00pm – University of Bristol
    • Monday 22nd October, 7.00pm – University College Dublin
    • Tuesday 23rd October, 5.30pm – University of Cambridge
    • Monday 5th November, 6.00pm – University of Surrey
    • Monday 12th November, 5.00pm – University of Edinburgh
    • Sunday 11th November, 4.00pm – University of Glasgow
    • Monday 19th November, 7.00pm – University of Liverpool
    • Monday 26th November, 6.00pm – University of Nottingham

    For more information, please visit
    Attached Files
      Posting comments is disabled.



    Article Tags


    Latest Articles


    • Paracetamol for the management of pain in dogs
      Kristina Kisbee

      Paracetamol is one of the most commonly-used drugs worldwide. It is available to buy over the counter for humans, and for dogs (as Pardale-V tablets, which contain paracetamol together with codeine). However, there is a lot of confusion about the efficacy and safety of paracetamol in dogs. For example, is paracetamol a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)? Is it safe to use with NSAIDs in dogs as it is in people? The latest Veterinary Prescriber module summarises the published evidence...
      Today, 10:32 AM
    • RVN required at Maltman Cosham Vets - Horsham
      Maltman Cosham is an RCVS accredited, small animal practice located in Slinfold, Horsham, West Sussex. Our primary focus is providing excellent client and patient care, with high clinical standards and a companionate - led approach.

      We are looking for an RVN, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience, who is motivated, caring and dedicated to providing gold standard nursing care. They will be joining a small team of friendly, enthusiastic nurses.

      This is a full time role...
      Today, 09:44 AM
    • Vet Surgeon specialist in Diagnostic Imaging required at Evidensia Referral Animal Hospital - Helsingborg, Sweden
      Evidensia Referral Animal Hospital of Helsingborg is an around the clock open hospital with high competence in diagnostic imaging, surgery, oncology, internal medicine, and emergency care. We have a highly specialized team and our focus is development, education and availability for our patients! The case load is high and varying, which gives a lot of new experience in a short amount of time.

      Since we are constantly expanding, we are looking for a colleague who are specialist in diagnostic...
      15-02-2019, 01:54 PM
    • BSAVA gives free library access to vets in developing nations
      Kristina Kisbee

      Vets in developing nations can now access free educational resources from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s online library.

      Vets working and training in countries with limited resources, where conditions are challenging or training is expensive,can now access the BSAVA’s ‘Foundation Collection’, via a partnership with WSAVA, the WSAVA Foundation, and FECAVA.

      More than 70 items of content are available for free, including articles, lectures and book
      15-02-2019, 01:28 PM
    • RVN required at Animals 1st Vets - Macmerry, East Lothian
      Animals 1st Vets are a small, friendly practice and we are looking for a caring, enthusiastic and confident Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team.

      Ideally you will be 1-2 years qualified, a great team player with a compassionate and caring nature.

      We have a range of modern equipment including digital ultrasound, digital x-ray, in-house lab and expert knowledge available amongst our team of vets, nurses and visiting specialists.

      This is a full time...
      15-02-2019, 10:26 AM
    • Feline infectious peritonitis: human antiviral ‘GS-441524’ shows great promise against this devastating infectious disease of cats
      Kristina Kisbee

      The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly bringing benefit to cats. Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is one of a number of chronic viral infections of cats that resemble those in people, and is estimated to kill up to 1.4% of cats around the world. The infectious agent is a mutant coronavirus (FIPV) that is notoriously difficult to control: the parent enteric coronavirus is present in virtually all catteries and shelters and is shed...
      15-02-2019, 09:29 AM