Events

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.

 

Chippenham
Saturday 18th March 2017


Ultimate Canine Raw Food Seminar

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Raw*
(*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Yes, this is THE canine raw food nutrition seminar you’ve been waiting for. You ask the questions and Nick Thompson will take you through the answers. Join us for this audience led Q&A exploration of canine raw food nutrition.

You can either email questions to him at nickthompson@holisticvet.co.uk, or you can bring them along on the day. Maximum five questions per person, though, as we’re expecting a full house!

Previously, questions have included:

  • How quickly can I transfer my dog onto raw?
  • Can I feed kibble and raw?
  • My dog has colitis. What can I do?
  • My dog is obese and I feed them nothing. Help!
  • How can I avoid using flea and tick products?
  • Do I really need to worm my dog every 3 months?
  • What is the best fruit for dogs?
  • Are dogs carnivores?
  • Why feed dogs veg?
  • What are the best supplements for dogs?
  • Should I use Golden Paste?
  • My dog vomits every morning. What can I do?
  • I’m really scared of feeing bones and chicken wings. Help!
  • Will my dog get Salmonella on raw food?
  • How do I talk to my vet about raw food?
  • I love raw, but find it difficult to convince my friends. What do you suggest?
  • What is the best meat?
  • What are Meat and Animal Derivatives?
  • I’m on a carb free diet. Can I do this for the dog?
  • My dog needs a dental every two years. Can you help?
  • My dog has good poos in the morning, but looser later in the day. Please help.
  • Where’s the best place to get good meat?
  • I’m on a frozen complete and balanced food, but I’d like to go DIY. Please help.
  • I’ve had a blood test for food intolerances for the dog. Here’s the results. What do they mean?

Where? Biddestone Village Hall, Yatton Road, Biddestone, Chippenham SN14 7BZ.
What time? Saturday 26th November. Registration is at 9.30am. Seminar starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm.
How much? £65 includes tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch (Elly’s home made veggie soup, bread and cheese).
Bring pen and paper to jot down questions for Nick as we go through the day.

BOOK NOW – places are limited!

Book your place

High Wycombe
Saturday 25th March 2017


Holism, Raw Food and Veterinary Vaccination in the 21st Century

Hosted by Houndsland Ltd and Smiley Pets. All profits split between Search Dogs Buckinghamshire & DogLost.

In the morning:

An introduction to 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 novice raw feeders
  • Questions
In the afternoon:

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 questions from the floor until we close.

Book your place

Poole
Saturday 22nd April 2017


Canine Nutrition Seminar – Focusing on RAW

Dr Nick Thompson is a fully trained vet with over 20 years’ experience. He has also trained in homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition and veterinary herbal medicine.

Come and join us for this exciting and informative seminar and learn more about real canine nutrition.

Refreshments will be provided and there will trade stands.

Contact karen@woofsofbournemouth.co.uk for more information.

Book your place

Bedfordshire
Saturday 29th April 2017


Canine Nutrition & Veterinary Vaccination
in the 21st Century

In the morning:

An introduction to 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 novice raw feeders
  • Questions
In the afternoon:

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 questions from the floor until we close.

Book your place

Devon PetFest
Saturday 6th May 2017


3 x Food & Vaccination Talks at PetFest

Devon PetFest

Miss Ivy’s amazing Devon PetFest comes to Ivybridge! Set in an ideal location, just outside of Plymouth and within easy access from many Devon locations, this amazing event will be jam packed with animal related treats for all to enjoy.

Come along and support our chosen charity, Gables Farm with their dog show. Nick Thompson, from Holisticvet, joins us from Bath and will be running 3 seminars on vaccinations, holistic medicine and raw feeding. The times of his talks are:

10:30 – 11:30 An Introduction to Raw Food for Dogs
1:30 – 2:30 Vaccination in the 21st Century
3:30 – 4:30 Holistic Medicine

There will also be interactive grooming, children’s entertainment, agility, behaviourist workshops and lots more!

Ticket cost
Adults: £6.00 on the gate (£4.50 if booked online in advance)
Children (5–12yrs): £3 on the gate (£2.50 if booked online in advance)
Family Ticket (2 x Adults, 2 x Children): £14 on gate (£10 if booked online in advance)

Proudly sponsored by Doggy Devon and K9 Meals on Wheels. We will also be supporting Ponderosa & K9 Focus.

Book a talk

If you'd like Nick to do a talk or lecture at event that you're hosting, please get in touch.

Some of the nice things people are saying:


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    “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

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    “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.

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    “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

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    “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.”
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    “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

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    “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

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    “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

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    “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