Advanced Veterinary Medical Manipulation

Building upon material in the certification program, this advanced course allows practitioners to refine their technique and acquire new skills in medical manipulation

Small Animal

Course Overview

The Advanced Small Animal Veterinary Medical Manipulation (Chiropractic) course is a hybrid course that teaches students advanced adjusting techniques. Students will refine their skills, get more from their physical exams and learn new adjusting techniques. The course is open to veterinarians who are graduates of any veterinary spinal manipulation or chiropractic course.

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Major Topics

The course is intended for students who have taken a certification course in small animal medical manipulation and would like to delve into deeper topics. In this course, you will learn:

  • Advanced Adjusting Techniques
  • Anatomy Trains
  • Body Awareness
  • Postural Patterns
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Canine Desensification

Advanced Veterinary Medical Manipulation

Taught in English

For veterinarians and veterinary students only

19 RACE-approved CE hours


The course is open to veterinarians who are graduates of any veterinary spinal manipulation or chiropractic course.


Manipulations Review


Joint Mobilization


Advanced Extremity Adjustments


Densification, Trigger Points, and Trigger Point Therapy


Veterinary Medical Manipulation for Exotics


How to Approach Cases


Craniosacral Therapy I, II & III


Review of Basic Techniques


Application of Advanced Techniques


Anatomy Trains I & II


Labs: Craniosacral, Techniques, Anatomy Trains & Cases



Dr. Spracklen is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her Veterinary Chiropractic training in 1996 and is certified through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). She received certifications in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) in 1999 and Medical Manipulation (CVMMP) 2018 through Chi. Dr. Spracklen is owner of a performance-based practice devoted to TCVM and veterinary manipulation. Dr. Spracklen is a national and international speaker on veterinary acupuncture. She has been published in the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AJTCVM) and has authored several textbook chapters on equine acupuncture. She is one of the Assistant Editors of the AJTCVM. Dr. Spracklen also devotes time serving as an instructor for the Chi University. Currently, she is the Small Animal Coordinator for their Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) course and serves as a faculty member for the Masters in Integrative Veterinary Medicine program.

Dr. Hirsch graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He was certified by the American Chiropractic Veterinary Association in 2001, and was certified by Chi in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2002 and Herbal Medicine in 2007. He has also earned his Master's Degree in TCVM from Chi. He is the co-owner and co-director of Parkway Veterinary Hospitals in Cape May Courthouse and Marmora, New Jersey. Dr. Hirsch is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference and a past board member for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center of New Jersey.

Enrollment Options



Schedule & Tuition

Advanced Small Animal Manipulation


Location of class
Chi Main Campus

9650 W Hwy 318

Reddick, FL 32686

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Payment Information

A $100.00 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 60 days before the start date of each session or course.


Printed Binders

$50.00 / on-site