Raw Feeding Webinar Series with Nick Thompson BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS

Veterinary school training did not prepare veterinarians for the rapid increase in interest and questions about dietary management of pets and the topic of optimal pet nutrition is fraught with controversy. This series of lectures is designed to provide the professional with knowledge and understanding to enable them to safely and efficiently advise clients on feeding their pets a raw diet.

The series is comprised of 4 lectures in total (each approximately 90 minutes in length). As with all CIVT webinars, the live presentations will be recorded and you can view and review these lectures as often as you wish for a minimum of 3 years.

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Lecture 1: Raw Feeding Basics - What Do Veterinarians Around the World Think of Raw Food and Approach to Raw Feeding

Dr Nick Thompson will be presenting the results of his recent veterinary survey which sourced data from around the world focusing on how individual practitioners feed raw food and why! Dr Thompson will then outline the basics of raw feeding. Nick Thompson is passionate about the role of raw food for companion animals and will present a range of cases that will assist veterinarians in understanding how and why to implement and recommend raw foods. Come with your questions and difficult cases to put to Nick at the end of the webinar.

$60 for Non-Members

FREE for CIVT Members and Associate Members (the link is in the Member Only Area) - Click the 'Free' button after LOGIN.


Lecture 2: Arguments For and Against Raw Food i.e. What Will Your Clients and Colleagues Say?

Why not use high quality commercial pet foods - kibble and tinned? What are the issues identified with feeding processed pet food? What are the arguments for and against raw food feeding? What conclusions can we draw and why?

$60 for Non-Members

$48 for CIVT Members and Associate Members

Lecture 3: The Practicalities of Dietary Change - how to safely change pet's diets to raw feeding with the support of owners?

This lecture will get down to the details:

  • Meat and Minces
  • Bone and Things to Chew
  • Veg? 
  • Fruit? 
  • Functional Foods/Supplements?
  • Other Considerations
    • Timescale
    • Cats vs. Dogs
    • Saving money
    • How many times a day?
    • Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics, Prebiotics. 

$60 for Non-Members

$48 for CIVT Members and Associate Members

Lecture 4: Disease and Raw Food

The conundrum of therapeutic diets - how can a raw food philosophy meet the challenges?

  • Philosophical reflections
  • Fussy Eaters
  • Obesity
  • Poor Doers
  • Colitis
  • Anal glands
  • Liver Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Doctoring a processed diet
  • Holiday Food

$60 for Non-Members

$48 for CIVT Members and Associate Members

Dr Nick Thompson BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS

Born in Oxford, UK, Nick grew up in Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds in England. He attended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and as well as completing his degree in veterinary medicine and surgery, he also undertook an Honours degree in Pathological Sciences, concentrating mainly on immunology, but picking up a smattering of molecular biology, virology, bacteriology and parasitology on the way. He practiced across various areas of the UK and began in homeopathy in 1993 at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital with the Faculty of Homeopathy and subsequently a course through the Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group and this coincided with a change from conventional to integrating alternative and conventional therapies in a first opinion practice. He completed IVAS Certification in veterinary Acupuncture in 1998 and the same year passed membership exams for the Faculty of Homeopathy.  

His current practice is Holisticvet Ltd. as the practice based in Bath at the Apthorp Centre for Chiropractic and Holistic Therapies.

Nick is a consultant to the progressive small animal feed company Anglian Meat Products. They are a massive force in his crusade to educate people about the benefits of feeding raw food to dogs and cats and he assisted in the development of human grade supplements to promote health in pet animals through optimal natural nutrition with Higher Nature.



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