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Royal Canin Renal Webinar - The Early Diagnosis & Nutrition of Renal Disease

  • When: Wednesday 27th June, 7:30pm (NZST)
  • Presented by: Dr Andrew MacPherson BSc (Hons) BVSc & Dr Mark Edwards BVSc MRCVS

Join us for a webinar collaboration between IDEXX and Royal Canin to find out the latest in diagnostics for identifying early renal disease and how to best manage renal patients from a nutritional perspective.

This webinar will cover both the early diagnosis of renal disease, as well as the key aspects of nutrition:

  • Explore the importance of early diagnosis of renal disease
  • Understand the role of SDMA as a new marker of GFR
  • Understand the 3 key attributes of SDMA
  • Get a deeper understanding of the key nutrients that help to slow the progression of renal disease, as well as nutrients that can assist in alleviating clinically symptoms in later stages.
  • Tips, tricks and recommendations for feeding renal patients within each IRIS stage.


About the presenters

Dr Andrew

Dr Andrew MacPherson is a qualified and practiced veterinarian having completed his BVSc at Massey University and subsequently working in various large, small and mixed animal practices across New Zealand and England.

Andrew also gained experience as a technical veterinarian working with MAF/MPI in a variety of roles.

Andrew has over five years’ experience working as a technical services veterinarian in the veterinary industry, and now works as Medical Affairs Veterinarian for IDEXX, based in Auckland.

Dr Mark

Many of you will have met or heard Dr Mark Edwards present on behalf of Royal Canin around the country or through hosted webinars over the past few years.

Mark is a Massey University veterinary graduate who has practiced as a small animal veterinarian in New Zealand & the United Kingdom and has always had a passion for small animal clinical nutrition.

Mark has been the Stakeholder & Scientific Affairs Veterinarian for Royal Canin Pacific for the past 5 years, and has recently moved in to a regional, Asia Pacific role for the company.


Dr Sarah Heath
Feline stress - What makes domestic life difficult For our feline friends?

  • When:Tuesday 13 March, 7:30PM NZDT
  • Presented by: Dr Sarah Heath, BVSc Dip.ECAWBM(BM) CCAB MRCVS, Small Animal Behaviour Specialist

This webinar will consider the topic of feline stress and investigate the ways in which living in a domestic environment can be a challenge for our feline companions. By considering the environmental needs of cats it will look at ways in which cat owners can optimise their home environment from a feline perspective. In addition, the webinar will consider the potential for nutritional support to play in a role if cats are facing unavoidable challenges.



CPD points

These webinars each qualify for 1 CPD point under the NZVA CPD framework for vets, and qualify as NZVNA accredited CPD. Please note that CPD points and certificates can only be given if you log in to the live webinar. CPD certificates will not be given for logging in to and viewing recorded webinars.
Contact details of CE provider: Royal Canin NZ, PO Box 21-385, Henderson, Auckland 0650, Phone 0800 99 2001