We are joined by Georgia Woods-Lee (@thefatvetnurse) who is an RVN specialising in pet nutrition and obesity.

We discuss how her personal experience with weight management got her into veterinary nutrition and she share her tips for losing weight as a person and for our pets. Georgia also explains how the family food environment can impact pet obesity and the issues overweight pets can suffer from. As there is a lot of emotions attached to obesity, she explains different ways to approach a client conversation regarding their pet’s weight and the benefit of using visual tools. Lastly, we discuss how diets could change in the future to combat the environmental impact of meat production and Georgia shares a fantastic original poem she wrote for her 60-Second CPD.

Georgia qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 from Myerscough College, Preston. After working in mixed practice, a multidisciplinary referral centre and a busy out of hours ECC hospital, in 2010 Georgia was appointed as Head Nurse and clinical coach of a small animal practice in Cheshire, developing successful obesity care and other nursing clinics.

In June 2015, Georgia took the position of ROYAL CANIN® Weight Management Clinic Nurse at the University of Liverpool, Small Animal Teaching Hospital, where she is now dealing exclusively with pet obesity care and nutrition. In addition to the day to day running of the clinic, Georgia assists with all the research the clinic undertakes and has provided education to vets and nurses throughout many countries around the world on the topics of nutrition and obesity care.

Georgia gained her Certificate in Canine and Feline Veterinary Health Nutrition in 2017 and the American Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in nutrition certificate in 2019, being 1 of only 25 people in the world to hold this accreditation. She is also one of the authors of the BSAVA Guide to Nutrition!

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Episode Transcript and CPD Certificate


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