More than 250 veterinary students attended Royal Canin’s student roadshow, which toured three veterinary schools to share the latest knowledge on chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats.

The popular tour visited the Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms as well as Langford, University of Bristol and Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) Veterinary School – delivering extended lectures from award-winning speaker Martha Cannon, an RCVS-recognised feline specialist and trustee-director of International Cat Care (ICC), alongside Royal Canin’s scientific support manager Lee Danks.

Mr Danks explained: “The lectures focused on the early diagnosis and recognition of feline CKD before exploring the long-term nutritional management and medication of patients with poor renal health.

“We explored how these patients respond to varying aromatic profiles throughout the course of the disease and students welcomed Martha’s client-focused approach to the sessions, applying theory to day-to-day practice.”

The roadshow was supported by the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM), the clinical arm of ICC, which offered free memberships to fourth and fifth-year students to gain access to archive materials and journals for their studies.

Mr Danks added: “The roadshow was really well received by students, ranging from third to fifth-year undergraduates and, as a result, we hope to repeat the format next year at other universities and with a different topic.”
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