Raw pet diets: Pros, cons, and client communication

Published on July 09, 2019

Registration is now open for both webinars in our two-part continuing education (CE) series on raw pet diets.

Join us on AVMA Axon tomorrow – Wednesday, July 10 – for To Cook or Not to Cook: Pros and Cons of Raw Diet. Then come back later in the month – on Thursday, July 25 – for Raw Diets: Making Client Communication Appetizing. Both webinars will be led by Dr. Deborah Linder, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist.

The first course will address the benefits and risks of raw meat-based diets, owner motivations for choosing a raw diet, clinical recommendations, human and animal health risks associated with raw diets, and protocols for ensuring both veterinary team and animal safety when treating pets who may have consumed contaminated food. The second will focus on strategies for discussing raw meat diets with pet owners, including how to incorporate owner motivations in the conversation.

Each webinar offers 1 hour of CE credit. AVMA and SAVMA members can participate free of charge; the cost for others to attend is $25 per webinar. If you can’t attend the live events, the recordings will be available for on-demand viewing afterward.

New webinar available on demand: Equine economics

If you missed the recent AVMA Axon webinar on the state of the equine veterinary profession, you can view it now on demand, at a time that’s convenient for you. In Equine Medicine: An Economic and Market Outlook, you'll learn what recent economic research may mean for equine veterinarians in practice. The webinar features findings from the AVMA/American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Survey of Equine Practitioners, and includes information related to debt, income, and use of veterinary services in equine medicine, as well as how economic factors can inform decision-making in an equine practice.