This one week, interactive and tutor-supported online workshop will assist you with the organisation, planning and running of successful weight clinics in your practice, and from your studies on the course you will be able to set up a clear and easy-to-follow practice plan incorporating the key components for a successful, professional weight management programme.
This will include clinic structure, staffing, pricing, dealing with difficult cases, essential equipment, effective communication to achieve client motivation, promoting the programme, and creating supporting materials.
Why must we be running weight management clinics?
Pet obesity is on the increase, and figures show that 45% of dogs and 40% of cats are considered to be overweight by vets (1), and over 60% of vets say that obesity is the biggest health and welfare concern for UK pets (2).
We know that as vet professionals it’s our responsibility to guide pet owners towards a healthier outcome through weight loss, and to maintain that lifestyle for their pet. We also know how difficult it can be to gain client interest and commitment to weight clinics, to achieve high compliance and customer satisfaction, and to reach target weights for pets and prevent relapse.
Many practices run a weight management programme as one of their core nurse-led clinics, but are we getting enough clients on board, and more importantly, are we helping clients to achieve successful and sustainable weight loss in their pets?
It is so important that we have a clear strategy for targeting and supporting clients of overweight pets, by providing a well-thought out and delivered weight clinics service. Let us help you to achieve that.
(1) Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association, 2014. Pet Obesity: Five Years On. [online, white paper]
(2) British Veterinary Association, 2016. Pet obesity epidemic is biggest welfare concern for vets. [online]