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Move Your Practice and Mindset Forward

Move Your Practice  and Mindset Forward
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As a veterinary professional, you never stop expanding your knowledge and striving to make your practice a better place for staff, clients, and animals. This is why the NAVC began the Certifications division for veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and practice managers. Offering world-class, highly engaging and market-relevant certification programs, NAVC Certifications has partnered with leading organizations and experts in the veterinary industry to develop the curriculum for these courses. Since 2016, NAVC has launched three courses, two of which will be described below. The Human-Animal Bond Certification, which was produced in collaboration with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), as well as the Pet Nutrition Coach and Certified Veterinary Business Leader. These courses are available online (navc.com/certifications) and are self-paced; group discounts are available so everyone in the practice can benefit.

Pet Nutrition Coach Certification

Nutrition is one of the cornerstones of veterinary medicine, yet it is an area that often gets overlooked by the veterinary team. Too often, owners get their pet-nutrition information from the internet and unreliable sources such as advertising claims. Faced with countless pet food brands and more options than ever before, owners are making decisions without the guidance of trained veterinary experts. This professionally curated certification provides veterinarians and their staff with up-to-date information on proper pet nutrition and feeding management. The course teaches how to maximize pet health, improve performance, increase longevity, and manage disease more effectively. Participants will examine the unique nutritional requirements for a variety of different animals, including cats and dogs. They will also learn how to communicate with and provide expert advice to pet owners. The bottom line: You will improve the lives of pets and your relationship with clients. The course offers 8 hours of RACE-approved continuing education.

Human-Animal Bond Certification

Today’s pet owners are heavily invested in their pets, from a growing toy and food market to luxurious products. The investment in these products stems from a deep love for pets, and that love translates to a desire for a long and healthy life. With the pet market steadily growing, owners are turning to veterinarians and veterinary staff who share and consider the love between humans and animals. This professional certification that is designed for veterinarians, practice managers, and veterinary staff explains what the human-animal bond is, how it benefits human and animal health, and how you can support the bond in your practice. By taking this course you will receive 22 hours of RACE-approved continuing education, exclusive marketing tools and materials to help you attract new pet owners to your practice, and the knowledge and expertise to create a lasting practice or career in the ever-changing veterinary environment.

Ready to expand your knowledge, skills, or leadership capabilities? Sign up for the Pet Nutrition Coach Certification, the Human-Animal Bond Certification or the Certified Veterinary Business Leader program at NAVC.com/Certifications.

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