Learn at Your Leisure About Pet Nutrition

The Hill’s Virtual Event Center is available online through June 30.

A virtual format opens the Hill’s Global Symposium to veterinarians and veterinary technicians from around the world.

Veterinary professionals who can’t get to Miami for the Hill’s Global Symposium on pet nutrition can see what they missed by logging in to the Virtual Event Center.

The symposium, held today and Tuesday and sponsored by pet food manufacturer Hill’s Pet Nutrition of Topeka, Kan., is designed to teach veterinarians and veterinary technicians about nutrition and concurrent conditions such as arthritis, obesity and lower urinary tract disease.

The lectures and discussions presented during the symposium may be viewed—or watched again by attendees—for free at www.hillsglobalsymposium.com through June 30. Question-and-answer sessions also will be available.

Event organizer Heather Berst, VMD, acknowledged the potential inconvenience of long-distance trips.

“Time is so often a critical issue in busy practices, and taking a few days out to travel and attend the symposium is, unfortunately, just not possible for some veterinarians and key team members,” Dr. Berst said.

The virtual event is designed to ensure that anyone interested in learning more about pet nutrition can do so.

“Nutrition plays a key role in managing pet health,” said Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Hill’s chief professional relations officer. “Recommending the right food for pets suffering from multiple conditions is an effective, practical solution that will encourage compliance and support a successful outcome.

“We don’t want busy veterinary professionals to miss out on the great learning opportunities being offered, so we are bringing the symposium to them.”

Attending the symposium in person carries up to 4.5 continuing education credits.

Among the scheduled lecturers are Iveta Becvarova, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVN; Dana Hutchinson, DVM, Dipl. ACVN; and Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVN, Dipl. ACVSMR.

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