Royal Canin Weight Management Congress opens to vet nurses

ROYAL CANIN has announced a new expert speaker for its two-day interactive event, the Weight Management Congress on 21 February.

Suzanne Cottriall, a lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool, will be running Mobility workshops, with a focus on physiotherapy and delivering with practical advice.

Other events on the schedule consist of lectures and workshops delivered by industry specialists including professor Alex German, Georgia Woods, Brian Faulkner, Briony Alderson, Sandra McCune and Jon Bowen.

The event will cover topics including; the science of obesity, the human-animal interaction, anaesthetic risks, the effect of obesity on feline behaviours and the business of obesity. The event will conclude with a round table discussion to explore the responsibility surrounding overweight and obese pets.

Caroline Burke, weight management specialist at ROYAL CANIN, said: “We have recognised the need to provide further education to support the veterinary profession to help understand the serious nature of obesity and how to communicate this to pet owners.”

She added: “The Weight Management Congress is the latest tool in our Weight Management Academy, and we look forward to inviting and welcoming both veterinary nurses and surgeons to the Nottingham Belfry to learn more about this incurable disease. At the end of the two days we hope that all attendees will feel more confident in recognising and managing obesity back in practice.”

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