Vet Education Webinars
Begging for Answers about Diet and DCM
Dr. Julie A. Churchill
November 7, 2019
Clients have so many questions about the diets and the development of dilated cardiomyopathy. They bring in nutritional myths, misconceptions and fears regarding how to select a food for their pet and how to interpret information about the FDA investigation. This webinar will provide a nutritionist’s perspective, brief background, and focus on answering the most common client questions presented to the veterinary healthcare team.
After participating in this session, attendees will:
• Be updated about diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy
• Be able to Discuss frequently held beliefs and frequently asked questions
• Be able to help pet owners decide what to feed their pet and make a nutritional recommendation
When is it?
Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019
Time: 20:00 EST
Julie A. Churchill
DVM, PhD, Diplomate DACVN, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Professor- Clinical Nutrition, Associate Medical Director- Specialty, Primary and Urgent Care Services
Dr. Julie Churchill received her B.S and DVM from Michigan State University. She completed a small animal internship in medicine and surgery University of Georgia. She then completed combined residencies and her PhD program in small animal internal medicine and clinical nutrition at University of Minnesota. Her PhD research was in the area of renal aging in geriatrics. In the final years of her graduate work, Dr. Churchill developed a small animal clinical nutrition service at the UMN Veterinary Medical Center and remained in newly created faculty position at the Univ. of Minnesota. Within 5 years of creating the nutrition service she developed a model to make it financially self-sustaining. Dr. Churchill is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN). She is currently the Associate Medical Director for Specialty, Primary and Urgent Care Services, an Associate Professor, and director and of the Nutrition Service at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. Dr. Churchill is passionate about all aspects of small animal clinical nutrition including the role of nutrition in maintaining wellness and preventive care, obesity prevention and treatment, the nutrition needs of geriatric patients, nutritional management of kidney diseases, and critical care nutrition. She is also interested in teaching and improving client communication to successfully integrate nutrition into the care of every patient. She served on the task force to develop the AAHA guidelines for weight management. She serves as president of the Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA) and on the educational tools committee of PNA working to develop a” Go-to” website for credible nutritional information for veterinary practice teams and consumers. Dr. Churchill also serves on the Board of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and is a coauthor and advocate for a global pet obesity initiative.