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Vet Education Webinars

Post-operative Nutrition

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, USA

Kara Burns

Who is it for?
Start Date
September 24, 2019


Nutritional support early during the postoperative period or after onset of illness decreases the mortality rate and shortens the duration of hospitalization of dogs and cats. Enteral feeding is the preferred feeding route and should be implemented as soon as possible. Nutrition is important for every post-op patient and this presentation will cover nutritional requirements and specific nutrients which aid in healing and recovery from surgery.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Kara Burns

MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry)

Kara Burns is a licensed veterinary technician with a master’s degree in physiology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She began her career in human medicine working as an emergency psychologist and as a poison specialist dealing with human and animal poisonings. Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. She teaches nutrition courses around the world. Kara is a consultant for the Lafeber Company and Emeraid. Kara is the Director of Veterinary Nursing for NAVC Publishing as well as the Editor in Chief of Today’s Veterinary Nurse. She also works as an independent nutritional consultant. She is a member of many national, international, and state associations and holds positions on many boards in the profession: American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition executive board; Western Veterinary Conference Technician Education Manager; NAVTA immediate Past President; Pride VMC board treasurer; International Society for Sports Nutrition; and the Pet Nutrition Alliance President Elect, to name a few. She has authored many articles, textbooks, and textbook chapters and is an internationally invited speaker, focusing on topics of nutrition, leadership, and technician utilization. Kara and her wife Dr. Ellen Lowery developed the Pet Nutrition Coach Certification course through NAVC. Ms. Burns has been featured on the cover of the Veterinary Technician Journal and the NAVTA Journal. She was named the North American Veterinary Conference Technician Speaker of the Year in 2013 and in 2016. She was granted an honorary VTS (Internal Medicine) in 2011. She was also granted an honorary VTS (Dentistry) in 2012. She is the 2010 NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year, as well as the 2011 Dr. Franklin Loew Lecturer.

Watch the Recording of this lecture and get your CE certificate here