Presented by Julie A. Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN

8 pm ET/5 pm PT, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of RACE CE for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 
Registration is FREE for HSVMA members.


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Pet owners crave information about what’s best to feed their pets. How comfortable are you discussing nutrition trends when they bring in myths and misconceptions, information from their favorite website or a magazine filled with rating systems praising pet food products and trashing others?  Please join HSVMA as we explore this common challenge.

Dr. Churchill is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. During this webinar she will offer nutrition updates, resources and tips for talking with clients about current food trends, and and the latest news regarding FDA investigations.

After this webinar attendees will:

  • Be updated about diet associated dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Be able to discuss marketing information, and debunk nutritional myths/misconceptions
  • Improve confidence and communication about evaluating products
  • Use tools and resources for assessing pet food products

All HSVMA webinars are FREE for HSVMA members.

Thanks to Hill's for sponsoring this webinar!


If you are not a veterinary professional (veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary or veterinary technician student), we welcome your participation in the webinar for a one-time fee. Please call 530-759-8106 or email [email protected] to complete the registration.




Dr. Julie Churchill received her B.S and DVM from Michigan State University. She completed a small animal internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. She then completed combined residencies and her PhD program in small animal internal medicine and clinical nutrition at University of Minnesota. Her PhD research was in the area of renal aging in geriatrics. In the final years of her graduate work, Dr. Churchill developed a small animal clinical nutrition service at the UMN Veterinary Medical Center.

Dr. Churchill is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN). She is currently the Associate Medical Director for Specialty, Primary and Urgent Care Services, an Associate Professor, and Director and of the Nutrition Service at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.

Dr. Churchill is passionate about all aspects of small animal clinical nutrition including the role of nutrition in maintaining wellness and preventive care, obesity prevention and treatment, the nutrition needs of geriatric patients, nutritional management of kidney diseases, and critical care nutrition. She is also interested in teaching and improving client communication to successfully integrate nutrition into the care of every patient. She served on the task force to develop the AAHA guidelines for weight management. She serves as president of the Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA) and on the educational tools committee of PNA working to develop a” Go-to” website for credible nutritional information for veterinary practice teams and consumers. Dr. Churchill also serves on the Board of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and is advocating for a global pet obesity initiative.