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Daily Nutrition Matters

Purina® Certified Weight Coach

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Weight Coaches: Part of the solution

Veterinary medicine involves nonstop education for professionals who strive to bring the best veterinary healthcare to their patients and clients. The challenge for veterinary technicians is finding educational opportunities that are compatible with their busy lives.

Benefits of Becoming a Purina® Certified Weight Coach

You will become a leader in the fight against pet obesity:

  • Gain expertise in nutrition and weight counseling.
  • Help your patients and motivate your clients.
  • Get tools and resources to set up a weight center in your clinic.

Once certified, coaches get access to an exclusive Weight Coach Support Center to connect with peers, track client activity and access marketing materials.

With this toolkit, you can play a central role in developing a clinic weight center, helping to drive clinic business:

  • Develop a structured program to keep clients involved.
  • Help market your clinic as a center for weight management expertise.

How to Gain Certification

Certification is achieved through the online continuing education program, Daily Nutrition Matters. Simply complete the required modules to gain certification.

  • Nutrition 101: Nutrition Basics (3.5 hours CE credit)
  • Nutrition 101: Feeding Dogs and Cats (2.5 hours CE credit)
  • Project: Pet Slim Down™ (1.5 hours CE credit)

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Katie Chavoustie and Heather Lattimer

Congrats to Kaytlin Black of Broadway Veterinary Hospital of Sulphur Springs, TX for being named — Purina Weight Coach of the Month.

Each month we'll name one outstanding coach as the Purina Weight Coach of the Month. It could be you!

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