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Nutrition: Managing Disease In Companion Animals

Nutrition: Managing Disease In Companion Animals

Nutrition: Managing Disease In Companion Animals

Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS-Nutrition, Dentistry (H), Internal Medicine (H)
Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS-Nutrition, Dentistry (H), Internal Medicine (H)
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Launch date: 03 Sep 2015
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Last updated: 19 May 2017

Reference: 160621

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

The treatment outcome for many diseases seen in companion animals is greatly improved when nutritional factors are addressed. Adding nutrition to the mix requires a thorough understanding of the disease process and the role nutrition plays. Nutrition factors into nutrient metabolism, obesity, diabetes, urolithiasis, dermatoses, renal failure, feline hepatic lipidosis, gastrointestinal disease, cancer, mobility and the function of the heart. In order to fully utilize the benefits of nutrition, team members must understand key characteristics associated with diets designed to treat such diseases, therefore, enabling them to choose the best diet available for each individual patient.

Clients are usually very accepting of feeding change recommendations when they are provided with information regarding the benefits to their pet. The patient benefits when the veterinary healthcare team is the source of disease-related nutritional recommendations. Each member of the team has a part in practice nutrition protocols, but it is vital that credentialed technicians and veterinarians fully understand the role nutrition plays and the options available. Treating disease in companion animals is a multi-focal process. Nutrition needs to be as much a part of the treatment protocol as drugs, surgery and other options, to help patients live the highest quality of life in the face of disease.

Nutrition: Managing Disease in Companion Animals will help provide the training needed to allow the veterinary practice to incorporate nutrition into treatment protocols. Participants must work in a practice that evaluates companion animals to complete this course.

This course was previously titles Advanced Principles of Nutrition.

Objectives

On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Evaluate disorders of nutrient uptake
2. Diagnose and treat Hyperlipidemia
3. Discuss mechanisms associated with purine metabolism in Dalmatians
4. Differentiate endogenous and exogenous factors related to obesity
5. Determine nutrient intake to aid in the treatment of diabetes in dogs and cats
6. Analyze dietary risk factors associated with urolithiasis in dogs and cats
7. Diagnose and treat nutritionally responsive skin disorders
8. Recognize the importance of nutrients in Chronic Renal Failure
9. Assess caloric intake factors for patients diagnosed with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
10. Construct a nutritional treatment protocol to manage gastrointestinal diseases
11. Recognize the nutritional alterations that occur with cancer
12. Evaluate the nutritional factors that influence skeletal diseases
13. Implement nutritional modifications when treating cardiovascular disease
Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS-Nutrition, Dentistry (H), Internal Medicine (H)

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Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS-Nutrition, Dentistry (H), Internal Medicine (H)
on behalf of VetMedTeam

Kara Burns is a licensed veterinary technician originally from New England, now living in Kansas. She holds a master’s degree in physiology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She began her career in human medicine working as an emergency psychologist in the Maine Medical Center emergency department. She also worked at Maine Poison Control as a poison specialist dealing with human and animal poisonings. She then made the move to veterinary medicine and worked in small animal private practice and a small animal and avian practice in Maine.

Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. She teaches nutrition courses around the world and is a contributor to Lafebervet.com. Kara works as an independent nutritional consultant.

She is a member of many national, international, and state associations and holds positions on many boards in the profession; AAVN executive board technician liaison; the NAVTA Journal editor in chief; SVME Board of Directors; Veterinary Team Brief Advisory Board; VSPN Nutrition Board Moderator; International Society for Sports Nutrition; Fear Free Advisory Board; Pet Nutrition Alliance Educational Tools committee, and is the president of the Kansas Veterinary Technician Association, to name a few.

She teaches nutrition courses around the world on the VIN/Veterinary Support Personnel Network and on VetMedTeam. She also is a contributor to Lafebervet.com. Kara also works as an independent nutritional consultant..

She is a member of many national, international, and state associations and holds positions on many boards in the profession; AAVN executive board technician liaison; the NAVTA Journal editor in chief; NAVTA Communications Director; Veterinary Team Brief Advisory Board; VSPN Nutrition Board Moderator; International Society for Sports Nutrition; and is the president of the Kansas Veterinary Technician Association, to name a few.

She has authored many articles, textbooks, and textbook chapters and is an internationally invited speaker, focusing on topics of nutrition, leadership, and technician utilization.

Ms. Burns has been featured on the cover of the Veterinary Technician Journal and the NAVTA Journal. She was named the 2013 North American Veterinary Conference Technician Speaker of the Year. She is the 2010 NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year, as well as the 2011 Dr. Franklin Loew Lecturer. Kara has also been named the National Association of Professional Women ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2010-2011 and the Cambridge Who’s Who in Professionals V.I.P. for 2010-2011. She was accepted into the International Women’s Leadership Association in 2012..

She enjoys spending time with her wife Dr. Ellen Lowery and their children. They are actively involved in coaching youth sports, 4-H, school activities, and church ministry. The family also includes two horses, a pony, a miniature horse, two sheep, a pug, a French bulldog, 6 birds, 4 indoor cats (one of which is three legged), a guinea pig, a blue–tongue skink, and a bearded dragon!

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 20.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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