University of Tennessee

Nutrition Case Management

Curriculum

Module Descriptions: (10 hours of CE)

  • Introductory Module – 30 minutes
  • Module I: Basic Metabolism and Energy Requirements – 2 hours
  • Module II: Feeding Healthy Dogs and Cats – 2.5 hours
  • Module III: Nutritional Management of Disease – 5 hours
  • Module IV: Nutrition for Critically Ill Patients – 45 minutes
  • Module V: Alternative Diet Trends – 30 minutes plus Testing

About

This certificate program will provide veterinarians and veterinary technicians with an overall understanding of nutrition in veterinary medicine. A knowledgeable veterinary team can provide their patients with the safest and most effective treatment options in animal nutrition.

The Nutrition Case Management online Certificate program will help you navigate overwhelming pet food and nutrition options. Every patient will benefit from an educated staff that is able to differentiate between best practices in animal nutrition and misinformation provided by the internet or pet store personnel. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and front office staff should all communicate a cohesive message to pet owners because therapeutic nutrition is dependent on owner education and compliance. Veterinary staff members are also critical for implementing weight loss programs and maintaining owner participation.

The Nutrition Case Management online Certificate program will provide an evidence-based approach to recommending diets for disease treatment and prevention.

Upon completion of this course, individuals or clinics will receive a certificate indicating your successful completion of the University of Tennessee Nutrition Case Management online Certificate program.

Program Advantages

• Commitment to presenting a comprehensive curriculum to provide information, training, and support to the Veterinarian and the Veterinary Technician.
• Provide a solid foundation upon which to integrate nutrition into a veterinary practice.
• An emphasis will be placed on evidence based medicine and best practices.

Prerequisites

Participants must have a degree as one of the following;

  • Veterinarian – Proof of degree(s) and/or licens(s) must be provided.
  • Veterinary Technician – Proof of degree(s) and/or license(s) must be provided.
    • If your state does not requirement a degree to be a veterinary technician, a letter from your employer, who must be a D.V.M. or V.M.D. is required. This letter must include:
      • A statement that reflects that you work in the capacity of a veterinary technician
      • A list of your duties as a veterinary technician
  • Student in one of the above professions
    • You must have completed at least one year of your program before taking your first course
    • Successful completion of your degree is required prior to taking the certification exam
    • Proof of enrollment must be made available.

Tuition

$99.00 / Single License
$299.00 / 5-License Clinical Package

Faculty

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Angela Witzel

DVM, PhD, DACVN

Sponsors