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22 August 2022 09:00 - 22 August 2022 17:00

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Nutrition

Online , Online, Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

Tutor: Georgiana Woods
Fees: BSAVA Member £525.00 Inc VAT; Non Member £787.50 Inc VAT

Working with Royal Canin

Change in Dates

Online resource opens 15th August 2022
First session available 22nd August 2022

Date for practical day: Friday 18th November 2022
Venue for practical day: Woodrow House, Gloucester, GL2 2AB

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Nutrition is a structured CPD course which counts for 30 hours CPD.The programme consists of 10 recorded webinar sessions, An online resource which will encourage support in your learning through online activities including a discussion forum.

The online resource will open on Monday 15th August to give you time to familiarise yourself with the system and have a chat on the forum before the first session becomes available on Monday 22nd August 2022. A practical attendance day will give you chance to meet the colleagues who have been studying at the same time as you and to get your hands on experience in various practical sessions. Attendance at this day is essential to completing the award.
The course will be finished with an online MCQ assessment and case study which if you complete to a passing grade will be rewarded with a certificate and badge.

As Registered Veterinary Nurses, we work alongside vets in providing guidance on appropriate nutrition for patients in our care.  Since nutrition is the cornerstone of all good veterinary care it should ideally form part of the discussion with every pet owner seeking advice about their pet. This results in a lot of discussions about pet food!

Nutrition is a large topic, with a vast choice of diets now available and so this course will aim to give a more in-depth understanding of the nutritional principles and concepts you will frequently use in practice. The course also intends to give you the confidence to accurately assess the situation, extract the relevant information and deliver an excellent nutritional recommendation.


Learning outcomes

  •  Discuss methods of obtaining a thorough nutritional history, extracting all relevant clinical information and how to holistically appraise the situation
  • Recognise the different techniques for building good communication with the pet owner and its importance for attaining compliance with your nutritional recommendation
  • Discuss the role of nutrition in both life stage and clinic disease management, where nutrition will play a pivotal role
  • Gain a more in-depth understanding for non-standard diets and how to manage differences of opinion
  • Describe the many ways in which rabbit nutrition differs from that of the cat or dog, and how their anatomy relates to their different essential nutritional requirements.

Speaker CV

 Georgia Woods qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 from Myerscough College, Preston UK. 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 pet obesity and nutrition. 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.


Qualified Veterinary Nurses with an interest in Nutrition


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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