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Nutrition: Filling Your Bowl With Core Concepts

Nutrition: Filling Your Bowl With Core Concepts

Nutrition: Filling Your Bowl With Core Concepts

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

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Launch date: 03 Sep 2015
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Last updated: 19 May 2017

Reference: 160619

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Description

Nutrition: Filling Your Bowl with Core Concepts covers the basics of nutrition and delves deep into energy and requirements. It examines the regulation of pet foods, ingredients, pet food labels and guaranteed analysis. It focuses on the feeding management of patients for the pet’s entire life cycle.

Once students complete this course, they will be able to determine individual patient requirements and utilize key characteristics to recommend a diet specifically for that animal. Nutritional client education helps veterinary team members build lasting relationships with clients, ultimately increasing client compliance, hospital reputation and practice health. Make the 5th vital assessment part of practice patient protocols and help patients live a long and healthy life.

Objectives

On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Determine and describe the function of essential and nonessential nutrients for dogs and cats
2. Determine the metabolizable energy in pet foods
3. Calculate the estimated daily caloric intake for individual patients
4. Discuss the importance of nutrient balance in pet foods
5. Compare and contrast the differences between dog and cat metabolisms
6. Evaluate ingredients used to manufacture pet foods
7. Recognize the functions of each agency that regulates pet food manufacturing
8. Interpret ingredient lists
9. Compare the Guaranteed Analysis of several pet food products
10. Define the feeding requirements and caloric needs for each life stage
11. Determine feeding regiments to fit the needs of each patient
12. Calculate caloric intake for orphaned neonates
13. Estimate the growth patterns of various breeds
14. Evaluate the special requirements of performance/working/athletic dogs
15. Critique common myths associated with feeding pets
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..

Current Accreditations

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

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

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