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The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH


PFMA Training Webinar Series: Pet Food & Nutrition

Delivered by top UK Pet Food Industry Experts, Nutritionists and Vets 

In 2020 we transformed our highly successful two-day residential PFMA Pet Food and Nutrition Course into a series of training webinars to enable us to deliver quality training to a wide range of pet professionals worldwide.


Course content

  • Pet nutrition (Introduction, canine, feline, small mammals inc. rabbits, pet birds and pet fish nutrition)
  • Clinical Nutrition (canine and feline)
  • Manufacturing safe pet food (dry, wet, raw and complementary products)
  • Pet food Legislation (Animal by-products, Feed Additives, Feed Materials and PARNUTS legislation)
  • Product labelling and marketing regulations and pet food claims


Download the Full Programme Here:
Week 1 (23-25 Feb 2021) - Pet Nutrition
Week 2 (2-4 Mar 2021) - Pet Food Legislation & Manufacturing
Daily Webinars (available to purchase individually) - Daily Webinars


Delivery and practical aspects

  • Flexibility to register for daily or weekly webinars, or the full two-weeks programme
  • Live presentations via Zoom
  • Delivered over 6 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 recorded lectures available to download
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion (digital vi email)
  • CPD certified by CPD UK (approximately 13 hours of CPD)


Target Audience: Pet Care Professionals

  • PFMA Members (List of pet food manufacturers that are members of the PFMA 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 grocery sector
  • Pet welfare and re-homing centre staff
  • Students (Veterinary, Animal Science, post-graduate) with an interest in a career in pet food industry 
  • Other pet professionals



List of speakers 

  • Dr John Lowe – Consultant Nutritionist at Tuttons Hill Nutrition
  • Dr Christine Huggett - Founder & Director of The Pet Food Consultant
  • Dr Tariq Abou-Zahr MRCVS - Service Lead: Avian & Exotic Animal Service at Valley Vets
  • Dr Donna Snellgrove – Specialist in Fish Nutrition and Physiology and Research Scientist at MARS Inc
  • Dr Marge Chandler MRCVS - Consultant in small animal nutrition at Vets Now Referrals
  • Dr Adrian Nelson-Pratt MRCVS - Director at Emerge Veterinary
  • Alana Harvey-White – PFMA Chair of Additives and Undesirable Substances Committee
  • Neil Leach – Animal By-Products (ABP) Consultant and former DEFRA Policy Advisor
  • Philip Wells – Manufacturing expert and Senior Business Manager at Dechra Nutrition
  • Lana Morgan – PFMA Head of Regulatory Affairs 
  • Michael Bellingham – PFMA Chief Executive
Please see our Speakers Biographies.


Prices & Discounts (2021)

We are pleased to offer special offers to PFMA members, veterinary professionals, pet welfare charities, members of FEDIAF and GAPFA as well as group booking discount. Please see ticket prices and different discounts bellow.


University Students: If you are interested in a career in pet food industry, this course will increase your knowledge and understanding of the sector and 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 as we may be able to offer further discounts. Please contact to discuss.


Register to Attend

To register and purchase tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page via the following links:



 Thinking of becoming a PFMA member?

   Please check the eligibility criteria and our membership benefits.

   PFMA membership fees start from £525 per year. Apply for membership and enjoy 50% discount on our Pet Food and Nutrition Course, along with a host of other benefits.




Contact us

If you have any questions please contact Laura Waters (PFMA Membership and Events Manager) on



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