Pet Food & Nutrition Course

Our popular pet nutrition course is designed for all pet care professionals interested in pet nutrition and pet food production. Learn more and buy tickets here.

 
UK Pet Food launched its training as a classroom-based (residential) course, with the aim of providing an all-round introduction to nutrition, pet food production and marketing regulations. We now organise online courses and the style is ideal for busy professionals with three half day virtual sessions per week. A range of tickets and discounts are available and attendees can sign up for specific sessions or the entire two-week course. You can read about recent course content below and also sign up to hear about future courses.  If you have any questions do contact us at [email protected].
 

 

Sessions & Timetable

Below are all the sessions covered in our pet food and nutrition course.

Week 1: Animal Nutrition 

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Week 2: Pet Food Legislation, Marketing & Manufacturing

  • UK / EU Legislation, Animal By-Products Regulation, Additives and Feed Materials
  • Palatability and Marketing Regulations
  • Manufacturing Safety and Quality for Wet, Semi-moist, Raw and Dry Pet Foods
  • TBC Applied Animal Nutition and Formulation
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Course Speakers

We have a variety of experts who give presentations and teach our pet nutrition course. Here is the selection from our most recent course. 

Michael Bellingham

Michael Bellingham

Chief Executive, UK Pet Food

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Dr Marge Chandler

Dr Marge Chandler

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Dr  Alex German BVSc(Hons), PhD, CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA,

Dr Alex German BVSc(Hons), PhD, CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA,

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Alana Harvey-White

Alana Harvey-White

UK Pet Food Chair of Additives & Undesirable Substances Committee, Commercial Manager Pet & Equine at Cargill

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Donna Holland

Donna Holland

Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager, UK Pet Food

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Sarah Hormozi

Sarah Hormozi

Head of Science & Education, UK Pet Food

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Dr Christine Huggett

Dr Christine Huggett

Founder & Director of The Pet Food Consultant, The Pet Food Consultant

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Dr Isabelle Kalmar DVM, PhD

Dr Isabelle Kalmar DVM, PhD

R&D Expert, Versele-Laga Belgium and Co-chair of Fediaf Small Pets Working Group

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Neil Leach

Neil Leach

Animal By-Products Consultant and former DEFRA Policy Advisor

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Dr John Lowe

Dr John Lowe

Nutrition Consultant, Tuttons Hill Nutrition

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Dr Donna Snellgrove

Dr Donna Snellgrove

Research Scientist, Mars Petcare

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David Southey BSc (Hons)

David Southey BSc (Hons)

Southey Consultants

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How is the course delivered?

Our online pet food and nutrition course is designed to be flexible and suit busy professionals.
  • Flexibility to register for daily or weekly webinars, or the full two-week programme
  • Live presentations via Zoom
  • Delivered over 7 x half-days across two weeks
  • Live Q&A sessions at the end of each session
  • Polls and quizzes to engage the audience
  • Learning material, including PowerPoint presentations and recorded lectures available to download
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion (digital via email)
  • CPD certified by CPD UK (The full two-week course provides approximately 20 hours of CPD)

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is tailored for all pet care professionals interested in pet nutrition and pet food production, including:
  • UK Pet Food members (list of pet food manufacturers that are members of UK Pet Food can be found here)
  • Professionals working in pet food, animal feed or premix sectors
  • Animal nutritionists
  • Veterinary professionals 
  • Pet food retailers, pet shop staff and the grocery sector
  • Pet welfare charities rehoming and rescue centres 
  • Students (Veterinary, Animal Science, post-graduate) with an interest in a career in the pet food industry 
  • Other pet professionals

How much does the course cost?

We are pleased to offer special rates to UK Pet Food membersveterinary professionalspet welfare charities, university students and members of FEDIAF and GAPFA, as well as group booking discounts. Please see ticket prices and different discounts below.

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University students

If you are interested in a career in the pet food industry, our pet nutrition course will increase your knowledge and understanding of the sector. It could put you in a better position when applying for jobs.

We offer 20% off for individual students, or 50% off for bookings of at least 5 students registering together. 

Group bookings larger than 10

Please contact us directly ([email protected]) as we may be able to offer further discounts.