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Presenter: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
NUTR107-0217: Canine and Feline Nutritional Tools
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.
February 6-23, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Monday, February 13; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
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*The presenter for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to
veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists
actively interested in canine and feline nutrition.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for
veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists .
This course is intended to review tools used in nutrition practice,
as well as basic principles of canine and feline nutrition.
This two-hour course will focus on nutritional assessment tools,
differences between canine and feline nutrition, a brief overview
of pet food label interpretation, and a discussion of dietary
options for dogs and cats.
(Real Time Session February 13, 2017):
Canine/Feline Nutritional Tools
Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
- estimate energy requirements, body condition score, muscle condition score,
and ideal body weight for dogs and cats.
- understand how to obtain a thorough diet history.
- discuss basic differences between canine and feline nutrition.
- review basic aspects of AAFCO requirements for pet food labels.
- understand options for complete and balanced diets for dogs and cats.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Catherine Lenox
graduated from veterinary school at the University
of Missouri in 2007. She then went on to complete a small animal medicine and surgery
internship at Colorado State University and a small animal nutrition residency at the
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She was board-certified by
the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2011. Dr. Lenox is also certified in
veterinary acupuncture. After three years in specialty practice, Dr. Lenox joined Royal
Canin USA in 2014. She is currently Scientific Affairs Manager at Royal Canin USA.
Total CE Credit:
Member $46 ($39 early bird special if enrolled by January 23, 2017)
Non-Member $108 ($97 early bird special if enrolled by January 23, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on February 13, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
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veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist.
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using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference).
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