Nick presents seminars and lectures all over the UK and internationally. Check the list below to see if there are upcoming events in your area.


Saturday 11th November 2017

Advanced Canine Nutrition and Vaccination Seminar


We are pleased to present the Holistic Vet, Dr. Nick Thompson BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS, for a one day seminar on Advanced Canine Nutrition and Vaccination.

This day is aimed at the nutritional requirements of active, sporting dogs but will be equally valuable for all dogs.

Nick is a well-known, fully trained vet with over 20 years’ experience and is also trained in homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition, immunology and veterinary herbal medicine.

Refreshments and Buffet Lunch are included
Cost: £75 pp
Early Bird price £65 pp booked before 01.09.2017

Online booking at:
Payment by PayPal to (please put Canine Nutrition Seminar in the notes). Or by Cheque to Katherine Huggins, 60 Crockenhill Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4DF.

For more information and booking contact:
Tel: 0774 8965572

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Veenendaal, Netherlands
23rd–25th November 2017

International Conference for Innovative Veterinary Medicine


Nick is privileged to be speaking on: ‘Raw Food Nutrition: A Powerful Tool in the Management of Immune Disorders’ in the at the International Conference for Innovative Veterinary Medicine in the Netherlands.

The conference will encourage the exchange of knowledge and skills for the integration of innovative veterinary medicine such as phytotherapy, homeopathy*, acupuncture* and others into mainstream veterinary medicine.

*in companion animals and horses.

10th February 2018

Canine Nutrition and Vaccination in the 21st Century

This one-day seminar will host the popular holistic vet Dr. Nick Thompson, BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS, lecturing on two hot topics: canine nutrition with an emphasis on raw feeding and its why, what and how, and vaccination, with its various aspects, dilemmas and solutions.

Nick has scheduled Q&A for both parts of the day, so make sure you make the most of it.

Topics covered:

Advanced Nutrition: Raw Food for Dogs
Why consider changing from tins or kibble?
How safe and complete are raw foods?
How to read a label
How to choose a ready made raw food
How to make your own raw food diet
Whether to supplement
How to deal support dogs with conditions like IBD, Colitis, Liver and Kidney Disease, Fussy Eaters etc.
FAQs of raw feeders

Vaccination in the 21st Century
Why ‘re-starting’ vaccines is ‘inconsistent with the principles of immunological memory’ (Ref: WSAVA Vaccine Guidelines)
Why blood testing (titre testing) is the future
When to titre test
When to vaccinate puppies; when not to
When to vaccinate old dogs; when not to
How useful is Kennel Cough Vaccine?
And more

Question Time
Nick will be happy to answer any other questions until we close.

Sunday 11th February 2018

Raw Feeding for Beginners
& Next Stage for Veteran Raw Feeders


Merseyside Agility Dogs are very proud to present a seminar by Holistic Vet, Nick Thompson.

This seminar will cover:

  • Raw Feeding for Beginners, the next stage and for Veteran Raw Feeders
  • General Q&A on Raw
  • Vaccination, Nosodes and Immunity
  • Holistic and Herbal veterinary medicine
  • Veterinary Homeoapthy
  • Immunology, Auto-immunity and Health

For booking information please contact Michelle on 07745 631899 or email

Book your place

Wickhamford (Near Evesham)
24th February 2018

Raw Feeding Wisdom, with Dr Nick Thompson

We are thrilled to be hosting a day with Dr Nick Thompson. Many of you will know that Nick has been a big inspiration in how I look after my dogs, and I can’t wait to learn yet more from him.

Nick will be talking about raw food for beginners, how to choose a complete food and about supplements (should we or shouldn’t we?).

This will be a very full day, but there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. If you have a really burning question, please do send it to me in advance, and I will ask Nick to cover it if at all possible.

Cotswold RAW, who are a super manufacturer very local to the venue, are sponsoring the talk, and will have lots of information and some samples for you to try (well, your dogs, maybe). I’d like to thank them very very much for their support.

Refreshments will be provided during the day, but please bring a packed lunch. You may like to go to the excellent Wayside Tearooms, a couple of minutes from the venue.

Book your ticket on Eventbrite or call 01386 830546.

Selby, North Yorkshire
24th March 2018

Raw Feeding & Natural Immunity / Auto Immunity


Nick Thompson, Holistic Vet, lecturer, UK raw food campaigner and pioneer is coming to North Yorkshire and giving a full day seminar at Eggborough Village Hall, near Selby.

In his lectures, designed to inform and educate the beginner as much as the veteran raw feeder, Nick aims to engage with everyone to share his enthusiasm for canine health and well-being.

Nick will introduce the concept of raw, with a few new ideas thrown in. He will discuss the use of raw food to help treat skin, behavioural and gut issues. He’ll introduce his famous Thompson Stool Score to help you monitor your dog’s bowels and answer all and any questions you may have on raw feeding.

In addition, in the afternoon, he will give us a tour of the best vaccination protocols for 2018. This is a fast moving subject, and Nick will give crystal clear guidance on how to maximise protection while minimising unnecessary vaccination. He’ll also talk to us about immunity and immune diseases like Atopy, Atopic Dermatitis and IBS. Auto-immune diseases like Dry Eye, Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia and other blood diseases and arthritis.

Titre testing is a hot topic at the moment. Reducing unnecessary vaccination will be discussed, along with flea, tick and worm protection while avoiding pharmaceutical drugs.

There’s something for everyone and Nick always provides a thought-provoking and entertaining show. Come along to learn about raw feeding, find out more about this nutrition revolution, vaccination and immune diseases and network with like-minded dog owners.

*Early Bird Offer* tickets booked before 30th November 2017 are £65 per person.

Tickets booked after 1st December 2017 will be £70 per person

For further information, and a booking form, please email:
Or telephone Lydia’s mobile: 07599 595 917 or her landline: 01757 700493
Or Stephanie: 07946 758 534

Chobham/Woking, Surrey
Saturday 6th October 2018

Holistic Veterinary Medicine
for Sporting and Working Dogs


This one-day seminar will host the popular holistic vet Dr. Nick Thompson, BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS, lecturing on hot topics relevant for sporting and working dogs (but not only): canine nutrition with an emphasis on raw feeding and its why, what and how, vaccination with its various aspects, dilemmas and solutions, as well as thyroid disease, arthritis and itchy dogs.

Nick has scheduled Q&A, so make sure you make the most of it.

For event details, including location and seminar content visit:

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Nick Thompson with Dean Barrow, Dr. Isla Fishburn, Dr. Karen Becker and Bianca Boulton-Major

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Some of the nice things people are saying:

    “For anyone involved in the World of pet care that wants to understand more about looking after your pets naturally, yet, sometimes struggle for solid answers from your veterinarian and the university of Google, then we could not recommend Dr Nick Thompson highly enough. Fun informative talks from a refreshingly alternative and naturally healthy point of view. Nick always puts your pets health first.”

    – Piers Smart, Managing Director, Scampers Natural Pet Store

    “Well what can I say about the absolutely brilliant day you gave us on Saturday. THANK YOU so very much for coming to Cornwall and imparting your knowledge to a very interested crowd of dog guardians! I take my hat off to you – all that detailed talk – all day on just a few cups of Earl Grey tea. Really fabulous – thank you.

    Emails have come from nearly everyone today saying how much they enjoyed it and how inspired they feel! Thank you so much.”

    – Barbara Storey, Cornwall CHC

    “I found it absolutely fascinating and helpful both in terms of my work and in terms of my own dog ownership.”

    – Rachel Waterhouse, Senior Lecturer at Newton Rigg College, Cumbria.

    “Having recently attended the Canine Nutrition, Hypothyroidism and Vaccination Seminar presented by Nick Thompson I cannot recommend attending enough – Nick’s approach is relaxed and friendly – the content is informative and easy to digest. As a pet care professional I came home feeling enriched and motivated after the event.”

    – Carrie H

    “I just wanted to say a big thank you for such a fantastic and interesting day, your knowledge and the evidence to back everything up was superbly presented, the day went very quickly (this coming from someone who can’t sit down for more than an hour usually). My day has already proved invaluable; I have got three of my clients onto the raw diet already and my parents’ dog is going for thyroid testing due to fur changes, anxiety and seizures, with the vet not really having been able to diagnose anything up until now.”
    “The course was very well structured whilst still being flexible to the interests/needs of the delegates – very well delivered. It allayed my major concerns about beginning a raw diet, and gave me the confidence to proceed.”

    – Claire U

    “I recently attended one of Nick’s Nutrition Seminars and found the day extremely informative and packed full of common sense advice. As a Behaviourist and Dog Trainer I am always looking to do the best I can for both of my own dogs and those who I offer advice to, so finding a vet with Nick’s experience extolling the virtues on raw feeding and vaccinations following the WSAVA guidelines was a breath of fresh air.”

    – Jill T

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar, very thought provoking. I came with an open mind, with no experience of raw food diet having fed a kibble diet to my greyhounds for many years, always apprehensive of booster jabs, the apparent suggested regular application/use of flea/worming treatment. I came away more empowered with the knowledge that perhaps “I’m not such a bad owner”. I feel now more able to make informed decisions as regards my hounds health, veterinary care and nutrition, making small, logical changes to their diet. This is a thoroughly worthwhile event, one that I would hope to repeat.”

    – Sharon M

    “This was the second seminar I have attended of Nicks and I love that I am always learning new things! He is a great speaker, entertaining and knowledgable, and has given me the confidence to make up my own raw food and enhance both my dogs well being.”

    – Laura P