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Upcoming Webinar

Chewing the fat over pet obesity

Thursday, 4th November
Dr. Nick Cave
BVSc, MVSc, PhD, MANZS, DipACVN, Massey University
Dr. Alex German
BVSc(Hons), PhD, CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS - Royal Canin Reader in Small Animal Medicine, University of Liverpool, ROYAL CANIN®
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In this webinar, we will discuss the real pandemic of pet obesity with international guest Dr. Alex German from the University of Liverpool, and local Nutritional Specialist Dr. Nick Cave. We will also discuss the importance of managing pet obesity in a time when preventative medicine is in the limelight.
Dr. Alex German
Dr Alex German holds the position of Royal Canin Reader in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Bristol and, after spending two years in mixed practice, returned to Bristol to undertake a PhD in mucosal immunology, and then a residency in small animal internal medicine. He is a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and also a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Internal Medicine. His clinical and research interests include gastroenterology, comparative obesity biology, preventing chronic disease, and evidence-based veterinary medicine.

For over 10 years, he has run the Royal Canin Weight Management Clinic at the University of Liverpool. This clinic aims to improve the quality of life of all overweight pets through clinical excellence, research and education.

Dr. Nick Cave
Nick Cave graduated from Massey University (NZ) in 1990 with a BVSc, and worked in general practice for 6 years until 1997, when he returned to Massey for a residency in small animal internal medicine, and attained membership in the Australasian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination. He graduated with a Masters in Veterinary Science in 2000, entitled "The nutritional management of food hypersensitivity in dogs and cats: an assessment of a protein hydrolysate".

In 2004, Nick attained a PhD in nutrition and immunology from the University of California, Davis, whilst concurrently completing a residency in small animal clinical nutrition. Nick became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Nutrition by examination in 2004. In late 2005, he returned to Massey University as senior lecturer in small animal medicine and nutrition. He has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, is on the editorial board for the Veterinary Quarterly and Veterinary Education International, and has authored chapters in several international veterinary textbooks.