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This short course covers the principles of small animal nutrition, including prepared pet foods, alternative feeding approaches and home-made diets. The course provides the knowledge and skills to advise on the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as being able to assess in a broad way a food or diet from a nutritional standpoint. Natural nutrition fills in the gap of knowledge from mainstream nutrition philosophy which focuses on prepared pet foods. A balanced viewpoint is taken, along with an evidence based approach in the interests of animal health and wellbeing. This course includes access to the Animal Diet Formulator while studying.
"The Natural Nutrition course offered by CIVT was outstanding. I have completed many online courses and none of them compare this robust and rigorous education. The pace was quick, with readings and a few videos interspersed throughout. The assignments really hammered home the material and were an opportunity to practice what we learned. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and it has become integral to my practice. I recommend this course to anyone who is interested in a thorough and grounded view on canine and feline nutrition, from pet owners to veterinarians."
"Working In an integrative Veterinary clinic with a focus on natural nutrition, I found completing the CIVT Natural Nutrition Course to be invaluable. The combination of videos and online content made the course not only achievable but enjoyable whilst working full time. The online support and forums were extremely helpful when needed. I’m excited to be able to provide more information to our clients on nutrition and in particular the ability to read and assess pet food labels."
As a Certified Veterinary Technician I constantly get asked about nutrition and what's the best food to feed. After completing every mainstream veterinary nutrition course I could find, I realized that all of them were offered by and sponsored by pet food manufacturers and none of them addressed raw and homecooked diets. With an increasing number of clients interested in and already feeding home prepared diets, I scoured the internet for reputable courses and came across CIVT's amazing program. I highly recommend the Natural Animal Nutrition course for anyone interested in a more thorough approach to nutrition.
“I have benefited extensively from this course. The course team listens and provides help in an encouraging sensitive manner. The course notes are comprehensive and fully explanative with access to reference sites, there are also lots of interesting videos to break the study cycle. This evidence based approach is in the interests of animal well-being for pet owners and pet professionals. The course includes access to the Animal Diet Formulator program which suggests foods, nutrients and supplements to formulate as a specifically required ideal diet for any dog or cat, at any life stage to heal and maintain good health from a balanced nutritional aspect. This an important course to be done at your own pace the rewards will be lifechanging.”
The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. Online or distance learning is not for everyone. Think carefully before you enroll. To succeed in online learning and distance education you will need:
What you won't need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!
All our courses are available to enrol at any time. Our courses are part time, self paced within the course timeframe, and fully online. Sometimes there is a scheduled start date for a course, in which we accept a group intake of enrolments. This encourages a cohort of students to move through the course together, making for a more interactive learning experience.
Although some courses have live sessions available, there are no live sessions that you are required to attend for any of our courses. Our courses are delivered online and are self paced within the course timeframe, to give you the greatest flexibility with your study. You can study anywhere, anytime that suits you. We have great learning tools such as lectures, comprehensive course notes, videos, online resources, discussion forum and continuous support from our highly qualified and experienced tutors to help you can get the most out of your course.
Please refer to our enrolment terms and conditions when seeking extra time in a course, https://civtedu.org/enrolment-terms-and-conditions
If you take a "leave of absence/deferral" from a course this freezes your progress in the course. You will have no access to the course during this time. A request for a leave of absence/deferral can be made for up to 3 months, initially. Longer periods of time away from the course can be reviewed after this time. If you want to use any course resources whilst you are taking your leave of absence/deferral you will need to download the material (such as documents, course notes, reading material) beforehand. There is no fee to take a leave of absence/deferral, however your regular payment instalments for the course will continue.
If you request an "extension" for a course, you may be given extra time in a course and still have full access to the course. An extension can be granted for up to, or equal to, the maximal period of study for that course. There is a fee involved in applying for an extension, this varies according to the amount of extra time requested and is found on the link provided.
This depends on the type of course you enrol in.
Our introductory or short courses require approximately 3-5 hours per week. Our Certifications and Graduate Diplomas require approximately 5-10 hours per week. This will vary amongst individuals, depending on the pace in which they learn. More time may be needed each week, depending on how long an individual needs to spend on completing assignments.
If you are a registered Veterinarian, you are eligible to enrol in any of our courses, https://civtedu.org/courses
If you are a Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse or Animal Health Professional you may be able to apply to enrol in selected courses for Veterinarians, however you will need to go through an eligibility process first. Otherwise, you can apply for our courses for Animal Health Professionals, https://civtedu.org/courses/animal-health-professionals
If you are a Pet Owner, you can apply for our courses designed for Pet Owners, https://civtedu.org/courses/pet-owners
The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. What you won’t need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.
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