Mastering Pet Health: A Deep Dive into Gastrointestinal Wellness and Nutrition

About This Class

Join Scott Huggins, the Veterinary Services Lead for North America for Farmina Pet Nutrition, as he discusses the critical role of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and proper nutrition in maintaining the overall health of our beloved pets. The course highlights the intricate connection between the GI tract and various physiological systems in the body, such as the neurological, dermatological, and immune systems, emphasizing its influence beyond common issues like vomiting and diarrhea. Throughout the session, there will be a review of the anatomy and purpose of the GI tract, common gastrointestinal diseases and how to avoid them, proper feeding techniques, and recent surprising research related to the important role diet plays in the health of our precious feline and canine companions.
You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions and get personalized advice from Scott at our Live Q+A at the end of the presentation.

Meet the Expert

Scott Huggins, DVM, MBA earned a BS degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina, a DVM degree from N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and an MBA from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC-Greensboro. He has 30 years of experience in multiple areas of veterinary medicine including private practice in NC, UT, and NV; animal health industry experience with Novartis Animal Health and Nutramax Laboratories; academia; and consulting with Blue Heron Consulting. Dr. Huggins is currently the Veterinary Services Lead for North America for Farmina Pet Nutrition, but still speaks regularly on trends and topics relevant to the veterinary profession. He has given over 300 RACE-certified presentations, providing over 600 hours of continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Meet the Expert

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Scott Huggins, DVM, MBA earned a BS degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina, a DVM degree from N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and an MBA from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC-Greensboro. He has 30 years of experience in multiple areas of veterinary medicine including private practice in NC, UT, and NV; animal health industry experience with Novartis Animal Health and Nutramax Laboratories; academia; and consulting with Blue Heron Consulting. Dr. Huggins is currently the Veterinary Services Lead for North America for Farmina Pet Nutrition, but still speaks regularly on trends and topics relevant to the veterinary profession. He has given over 300 RACE-certified presentations, providing over 600 hours of continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.