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Naturally Healthy Pets with Dr Liza

Courses Pet Owners
Duration:

3 Months

Price:

$150.00 USD

Tutors and Lecturers:
Dr Liza Schneider BVSc
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About the Course

Are you keen to learn how to use complementary therapies to help keep your pet/s fit and well? This course is interesting, accessible and affordable - perfect for pet owners wanting to increase their knowledge of natural pet care. 

In a fast-paced world that's seen the rapid rise of convenience foods, environmental pollution and unsustainable development, our pets are suffering an increasing array of chronic disease issues - just like their two-legged owners. How can you provide natural care to your beloved pets that promotes health and minimizes the likelihood of disease problems especially in later life? Natural Healthy Pets provides a starting point for owners committed to pets with optimal health and well-being. 

You can take up to three months to complete this short course on-line, studying at your own pace. You will receive lecture notes to keep and a video lecture to watch for each of the eight topics.

The information provided by Dr Liza, in conjunction with CIVT, is intended to educate and offer alternatives to help improve and manage your animals’ long term health. Any use of the guidelines contained herein is entirely at the user’s own discretion and risk. While every effort has been made to ensure this information is accurate, Dr Liza and CIVT assume no responsibility for the improper application of this information. Please consult directly with your own veterinarian before making changes to your animals’ healthcare program or diet.

 

Please note that this is an evidence-based course delivered by qualified and experienced practitioners but is not an Australian government-accredited qualification.

Meet the Tutors and Lecturers

Dr Liza Schneider
BVSc
Liza is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities in holistic animal healthcare. Growing up in South Africa, with majestic landscapes and rich diversity of wildlife, Liza’s childhood was full of incredible animal encounters. From...
2 Webinars and 1 Course

What will you Learn

  • An Introduction: Holistic Care for Naturally Healthy Pets
    • Following the trends in human medicine, veterinary diseases that are a growing problem are those such as cancer, arthritis, allergies, resistant infections, auto-immune conditions and metabolic diseases. Conventional medicine has limited tools to bring about long-term cures for many of these diseases and management of these conditions with drugs may come with undesirable...
  • An Introduction: Holistic Care for Naturally Healthy Pets
    • Following the trends in human medicine, veterinary diseases that are a growing problem are those such as cancer, arthritis, allergies, resistant infections, auto-immune conditions and metabolic diseases. Conventional medicine has limited tools to bring about long-term cures for many of these diseases and management of these conditions with drugs may come with undesirable side effects making our traditional approach unsustainable.
    • Making use of Complementary therapies often helps to improve the quality of life of many animals with these health conditions as symptoms improve and health issues are addressed in a more sustainable way.
  • Complementary Therapies and an Integrative Approach to Veterinary Care
    • Complementary therapies include a wide and diverse range of therapies that are not necessarily integrated into mainstream veterinary care. Some have a wealth of science behind them such as herbal medicine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy while others such as homeopathy aren’t understood from the perspective of our modern healthcare paradigm. Some, like acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been in use for thousands of years while others like NIS therapy (the Neurological Integration System) are relatively new.
  • Nutrition for Health and Healing
    • We all want our pets to be fit and healthy, to perform to their optimal potential and to have an excellent quality of life. Good nutrition is fundamentally important to help your animal to stay healthy as it provides the basic building blocks that their body needs to function at its best.
  • Care of Your Aged Pet
    • As animals age, their ability to maintain health and vitality becomes limited and growing old gracefully can be a challenge! An older animal in the wild becomes slower, less able to hunt or graze, and keep up with their peers. Subsequently, their condition deteriorates further and the natural cycle is that they do not survive for very long. Keeping animals outside of their natural environment places the responsibility upon our shoulders to ensure that their care and maintenance is of a high enough standard to allow for quality of life.
  • Care of Young Animals
    • Watching young animals grow and develop, learn, play and interact is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Ensuring the health of an animal during these formative stages will help to set a solid foundation which will serve them in maintaining long term health and well-being as adults.
  • Infection, Immune Support and Vaccination
    • Microbes such as bacteria, fungi and viruses are common in the lives of our animals and in fact, many of these unwanted residents live normally on or in the bodies of our animals. Others are foreign and may be introduced into an animal population causing disease. “Dis-ease”, from a holistic perspective, is the body’s way of indicating that natural balance is out of harmony and either the immune system is compromised, the microbe causing the disease is severe or both.
  • Holistic Parasite Control
    • Fleas, ticks and worms can be extremely harmful parasites. Not only do they cause a tremendous amount of irritation to their hosts but they are also responsible for health problems.
  • Dental Health
    • One of the major foundations of health is a healthy oral cavity. This is the place where nourishing the body begins as food is taken in and begins to be broken down and digested making valuable nutrients available.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is online study right for me?

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:

  • A commitment to study and enquiry
  • To be capable of self directed learning with our guidance and support through your course
  • Motivation to pursue your course of study
  • Access to the internet and a printer
  • A good internet service that provides a good speed for downloads
  • An enthusiasm for engaging with your tutors and peers
  • The ability to work on your own or collaborate in a team
  • The capability of an independent level of written and spoken English
  • An appointment by phone may be requested prior to course commencement- we don't want you to start if we think we can't provide the right experience for you
  • If you are not sure contact us, we can help you gain a  full understanding of our courses before applying.

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 are able to apply to enrol in our 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 

 

Earn your own CIVT certificate of completion

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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