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1 April 2022 09:00 - 1 April 2022 10:00

Learn Online: Nutrition - In sickness and In health

Online , Online, Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Learn Online: Nutrition - In sickness and in health

Start date: Friday 1st April
Tutor: Georgia Woods

Fees:  BSAVA Member £130; Non Member £195

As Veterinary professionals, we are frequently called upon to provide a nutritional recommendation to patients under our care.  Nutrition is the cornerstone of all excellent veterinary care so it should ideally form part of the discussion with every pet owner seeking advice about their pet.

Nutrition is a large topic, so this course will aim to give a valuable grounding in the most important nutritional principles and concepts that will be frequently required in practice.

The course intends to give you the confidence to thoroughly assess the situation, extract all relevant information and to deliver an excellent, individualised nutritional recommendation.

Online activities (including quizzes and case studies) will support your learning and discussions on the online forum will be encouraged. We also provide additional resources to complement the course - the ‘BSAVA Bonus Bits’. These will include congress podcast recordings, JSAP and companion articles as well as a free chapter from the relevant BSAVA Manual (as well as a discount voucher for purchasing the whole book).

The first weekly unit will be released on the First Friday of the month, with the next weekly units being released on the following two Fridays. The discussion forum is open for the first four weeks of the course and the course content will remain available for a total of 12 weeks. You can complete the work how and when you choose over these 12 weeks.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe how to extract all relevant information so a thorough nutritional assessment can be made promoting the success of the subsequent recommendation.
  2. Recognise key nutritional elements that change throughout life and how the life stage of a pet can be supported through nutrition to maintain good health
  3. Discuss a broad range of disease states where nutrition plays a vital role in the management of the condition
  4. Describe the many different diet types now available and how to have evidence-based discussions with pet owners.
  5. Gain useful insight into the motivations of pet owners and how to handle difficult conversations

 Lee Woods

Georgia Woods-Lee qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 from Myerscough College, Preston. In 2010 Georgia was appointed as Head Nurse and clinical coach of a small animal practice in Cheshire, developing successful obesity care and other nursing clinics.

In June 2015, Georgia took the position of ROYAL CANIN® Weight Management Clinic Nurse at the University of Liverpool, Small Animal Teaching Hospital, where she is now dealing exclusively with nutrition and pet obesity. In addition to the day to day running of the clinic, Georgia also assists with the research the clinic undertakes and has provided education to vets and nurses throughout many countries around the world.

Georgia gained her Certificate in Canine and Feline Veterinary Health Nutrition in 2017 and the American Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in nutrition certificate in 2019.

Vets and Vet Nurses


Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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