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.
Understanding Canine Nutrition
A One Day Workshop to enlighten dog owners and professionals alike about the importance of understanding canine nutrition.
Nick Thompson (www.holisticvet.co.uk), vet, lecturer, UK raw food campaigner and pioneer (not to mention BBC botherer) is taking a day out of his busy schedule to share his up-to-the-minute thoughts on Canine Nutrition and Raw Food Feeding in 2017.
In his lectures, designed to inform and educate the beginner as much as the experienced owner, Nick aims to engage with everyone to share his enthusiasm for canine health and well-being.
Nick will introduce you to the world of canine nutrition giving a balanced overview of different types of diet. Nick will also explore the concept of raw, with a few new ideas thrown in. He will discuss the use of raw food, and the many raw options now available, 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.
There’s something for everyone and Nick always provides a thought-provoking and entertaining show. Come along to learn about Canine Nutrition and Raw Feeding, find out more about this nutrition revolution and network with like-minded dog owners.
Advanced Canine Nutrition and Vaccination
in the 21st Century
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.
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?
Nick will be happy to answer any other questions until we close.
Raw Feeding Discussion Forum at BVNA Congress 2017
A Raw Food Debate
Nick Thompson, along with Ella Roberts RVN, will be debating the pros and cons of raw food with Mike Davies MRCVS and another presenter as part of the BVNA Congress Saturday program. The debate is to be held in the Pattingham Room, as part of the Mind Matters stream.
Full details can be found here: www.bvna.org.uk
The debate is open to all vet nurses and student vet nurses at the event.
If BSAVA Congress this year is anything to go by, it will be jam-packed!
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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-canine-nutrition-and-vaccination-tickets-33001639793
Payment by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (please put Canine Nutrition Seminar in the notes). Or by Cheque to Katherine Huggins, 60 Crockenhill Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4DF.
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.
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
Some of the nice things people are saying:
“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