Webinars for the whole veterinary team

CAVN Webinar Series

Speakers
Dr. Sarah Abood
Shoshana Verton-Shaw
Dr. Jackie Parr
Dr. Caitlin Grant
Dr. Allison Wara

Start Date
November 4, 2020
November 11, 2020
November 18, 2020
November 25, 2020
December 2, 2020
Free Webinar Series brought to you by the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
The Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition seeks to advocate for evidence-based animal nutrition education across Canada and the world, as a means of improving the health and wellbeing of animals for the benefit of the society at large. Founded by a group of eight Fellows, the CAVN provides an entirely Canadian context for the dissemination of credible nutrition information, while encouraging collaboration within the greater community of veterinary experts throughout Canada. Since its inception, the CAVN has grown to 10 Fellows consisting exclusively of either Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists®, Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) who completed or are completing a clinical nutrition residency, or Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) who have completed their Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in nutrition. For more information please visit: www.CanVetNutrition.ca.
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We are grateful for the generous financial contributions of Royal Canin Canada that have made this Free Webinar Series possible.
All educational content being delivered through this Free Webinar Series has been developed by the CAVN.
Lecture 1 – Part 1: Pet Food Labelling Workshop
with Dr. Sarah Abood and Shoshana Verton-Shaw

When is it?

Date:  Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Time: 19:00 EST
Date: Thursday, 5 November 2020
Time: 11:00 AEDT [Sydney] | 13:00 NZDT [Auckland]
All Countries are Invited to Join this Webinar! To check the time in your zone/country, please click here.
Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
Lecture 2 – Part 2: Pet Food Labelling Workshop
with Dr. Sarah Abood and Shoshana Verton-Shaw

When is it?

Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Time: 19:00 EST
Date: Thursday, 12 November 2020
Time: 11:00 AEDT [Sydney] | 13:00 NZDT [Auckland]
All Countries are Invited to Join this Webinar! To check the time in your zone/country, please click here.
Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
Lecture 3 – Alternative Diets: Leading Confident Conversations with Pet Owners

with Dr. Jackie Parr

Increasingly pet owners have questions about alternative diets and the available options keep increasing! From homemade diets to commercial raw meat-based diets to commercial kibble with raw meat added, advice from the veterinary healthcare team has never been more critical to help pet owners make informed choices. This lecture will focus on both alternative diet education and how to have supportive conversations with pet owners.

When is it?

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Time: 19:00 EST
Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020
Time: 11:00 AEDT [Sydney] | 13:00 NZDT [Auckland]
All Countries are Invited to Join this Webinar! To check the time in your zone/country, please click here.
Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
Lecture 4 – Starting Puppies and Kittens Off Right
with Dr. Caitlin Grant

When is it?

Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Time: 19:00 EST
Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Time: 11:00 AEDT [Sydney] | 13:00 NZDT [Auckland]
All Countries are Invited to Join this Webinar! To check the time in your zone/country, please click here.
Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.
Lecture 5 – Urinary Cases
with Dr. Allison Wara

When is it?

Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Time: 19:00 EST
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Time: 11:00 AEDT [Sydney] | 13:00 NZDT [Auckland]
All Countries are Invited to Join this Webinar! To check the time in your zone/country, please click here.
Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.

Speakers

Sarah Abood

DVM, PhD

Following undergraduate and veterinary training at Michigan State University, I completed a one-year internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota. Then, under the guidance of Dr. Tony Buffington at The Ohio State University, I completed a clinical nutrition residency and PhD. From 1994 to 1999, I was a nutrition scientist in Research and Development at the Ralston Purina Company. In 2000, I returned to academia for a 16-year stint at Michigan State University where I served as Assistant Dean for Student Programs and the small animal clinical nutritionist. My entrepreneurial streak includes starting a private consulting business in 2009 and collaborating with Dr. Rebecca Remillard in 2017 to start Pet Recipe Designers. I happily joined the Ontario Veterinary College’s Clinical Studies Department in June 2018 where my focus is providing nutrition consultations for in-hospital patients, teaching nutrition to veterinary students, and collaborating on nutrition projects with faculty and graduate students. Research interests include nutrition support of hospitalized patients, obesity prevention and management, communication skill-building, client adherence, alternative diets, veterinary ethics and welfare issues, and business skills and professional development.

Shoshana Verton-Shaw

RVT, VTS (Nutrition), Veterinary Nutrition Specialty Technician, Ontario Veterinary College

Shoshana has always possessed a passion for veterinary nutrition and client communication. Her passion is in wellness nutrition in a variety of species to help promote optimal health in the majority of patients. A second passion is in canine and feline weight loss, as obesity is the leading cause of malnutrition in practice. Shoshana graduated from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus with honors and achieved the award for proficiancy in canine and feline nutrition. She has workd in all areas of veterinary technology: small animal, exotics , research, farm animal production, practice management, education and industry. A common thread has always been nutrition. Shoshana successfully completed her requirements to obtain her VTS in Nutrition. Shoshana is now sharing her passion for veterinary nutrition at the Ontario Veterinary College in the Clinical Nutrition department.

Jackie Parr

BScH, DVM, MSc, DACVN

Dr. Jackie Parr (aka The Kibble QueenTM), a Board Certified Veterinary NutritionistTM and one of only 81 Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, is a proud Canadian who currently resides in Athens, Georgia, USA with her beloved Boston Terrier. Festooned with veterinary and academic designations that speak to a passion for science and veterinary medicine that borders on obsession, Dr. Parr is among the elite where pet nutrition is concerned. A natural educator, Dr. Parr is widely sought after in professional circles as both a public speaker, and as a specialist for consults on the most unique and emergent nutritional cases. She is a passionate nutrition advocate and an accessible expert with feet planted firmly in both the academic and practical worlds of specialized nutritional medicine. She is a proud Founding Member of the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and you can find more about Dr. Parr at www.kibblequeen.com.

Caitlin Grant

BSc, DVM, DVSc

Dr. Caitlin Grant is originally from Markham, Ontario and completed her undergraduate degree in animal biology earning a BSc at the University of Guelph. She then attended the Ontario Veterinary College and graduated with honors in 2014. After graduation, Dr. Grant became an associate veterinarian in a private, mixed animal practice working with mostly canine, feline and bovine patients. Dr. Grant thoroughly enjoyed her time in private practice, especially the daily interaction with clients and their pets, as well as the opportunity to strengthen the veterinary-client relationship. Dr. Grant had an interest in nutrition before she became a veterinarian, and this interest grew during her three years in private practice. Nutrition plays a vital role in the health and well-being of animals and this was seen daily in appointments with small animals as well as on the farm with food production animals. Dr. Grant made the decision to return to the Ontario Veterinary College and just recently completed a Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) degree and a nutrition residency through the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN).

Allison Wara

BSc, DVM, DACVN

Dr. Allison Wara was born and raised near Ottawa, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Zoology and later, the Atlantic Veterinary College with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Wara worked for several years at a small animal general practice hospital in Ottawa before pursuing a post-doctoral residency program in clinical nutrition at the University of Missouri. She worked for 3 years on faculty at the University’s Veterinary College where she taught senior level vet students in the clinical years of the curriculum. During this time, she also served as Director of the veterinary hospital’s Physical Rehabilitation and Nutrition Clinic. Dr. Wara is currently a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and works as a Veterinary Clinical Nutritionist and Scientific Communications Specialist for Royal Canin Canada.

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