How to prevent and treat obesity effectively in your practice

Pet Obesity
Mini Series

Get all the help you need with the causes and consequences of obesity in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Focusing on the practicalities of obesity prevention and treatment in practice
  • Outlining new evidence on the causes and consequences of obesity
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the live meetings OR the recordings across all devices
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

This is the second online Mini Series I have done, and I have found both so convenient and flexible as they allow me to work around my small children.

I enjoyed it and enjoyed being able to do at my own pace. It’s much easier to do the webinars when I have quiet time at home or in practice.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Causes and consequences of obesity and why this matters

  • Evidence for obesity as a genetic disease of disordered homeostasis
  • Why reframing obesity like that is important to improve practical management
  • Introduction to the nervous and hormonal control of energy balance and its implications for weight management

Session 2

Understanding human behaviour

  • Understanding the role of humans in their pets’ weight gain
  • Discussion of owners’ challenges in improving their pets’ weight management
  • Using evidence-based tactics from human psychology to improve owner management of diet and exercise

Session 3

Practical treatment of obesity

  • The practicalities of designing a weight loss programme
  • Practical tips and tricks to improve your effectiveness and that of owners you are helping
  • Why preventing weight gain matters and practical ideas for how to improve this in your practice pet population

Meet the Presenter....

Dr Eleanor Raffan


Eleanor is a European and RCVS Specialist in small animal internal medicine. Having spent time in first opinion practice and specialist training at the vet schools in Liverpool and Cambridge, Eleanor now divides her time between clinical practice and research. She runs an obesity referral service at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital at the University of Cambridge and a telemedicine referral service for Vet Specialists Online. Eleanor runs the GOdogs project, investigating the genetics of obesity in dogs, focussing on genetics influence individual dogs’ predisposition to obesity. Eleanor’s research informs her clinical practice and she provides a practical, problem-solving and compassionate (to dogs and owners) approach to weight management.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

The content of the Mini Series will help me very much in my work in practice. It will give me confidence to approach cases in a logical way and reach a working diagnosis and treatment plan, whilst recognising where specialist advice and referral is appropriate.

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included.

All sessions are recorded and you have access to them for a full 12 months after the course.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and increase your confidence when dealing with obese patients

Just £247 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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