Canine Rehabilitation Certification Track

This course teaches veterinarians how to diagnose neurological and musculoskeletal deficits and implement comprehensive rehabilitation plans for canine patients

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Course Overview

The Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinarian (CCRV) course is divided into four sessions (two online and two hybrid). Online sessions are available for on-demand streaming for about a two-month period. On-site sessions are held at a referred veterinary hospital, Beijing, China. The course spans a seven-month period. Please note that while general course themes will remain the same, specific topics listed in the syllabus below may be subject to change.

Canine Rehabilitation Certification Track

Taught in English?

For veterinarians and veterinary students only

110 CE hours

Curriculum

Introduction to Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

1h

History of Canine Rehabilitation and Legal Issues

1h

Introduction to Physical Therapy Terminology and Outcome Measurements

1h

Applied Exercise Physiology in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

1h

Canine Gait and Posture

1h

Applied Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

1h

Applied Behavior in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

1h

How to Perform a Neurological Exam

1h

Common Neurological Conditions

2h

How to Perform an Orthopedic Exam

1h

Common Orthopedic Disorders from Head to Toe

2h

Imaging in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine: Elbow

1h

Imaging in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine: Hip Dysplasia

1h

Imaging in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine: Skeletal Diseases in Young Dogs

1h

Pain Physiology and Assessment

2h

Wound Healing Strategies

1h

Review of Head, Cervical and Thoracic Limb Musculature

1h

Review of Abdominal, Dorsal and Pelvic Limb Musculature

1h

The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

1h

Canine Anatomy: Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System

2h

Evidence of Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise

1h

Land Exercises

2h

Thermotherapy

1h

Hydrotherapy

2h

Electrotherapy

2h

Therapeutic Ultrasounds

1h

Electromagnetic Therapy

1h

Shockwave Therapy

1h

Manual Therapy

2h

Laser Therapy

2h

Lab: Neck & FL Muscles

4h

Lab: HL & TL Spine Muscles

4h

Lab: Landmarks & Flexibility Assessment

2h

Putting it Together: Development of Rehab Plans

Lab: Manual Therapy & Case Workup

2h

Lab: UWTM, THEREX, LASER, TUS, Electrotherapy, Peizowave

9h

Lab: Rehab Case Workup & Discussion

6h

Introduction to Canine Sports

1h

Canine Kinematics and How It Relates to Performance

1h

Canine Locomotion and Gait Re-training Strategies

1h

Core Training and Conditioning for Canine Athlete

1h

Common Canine Sports Injuries: Causes, Rehabilitation, Recovery and Prevention

1h

Pharmacological Management of Pain

1h

Non-pharmacological Management of Pain

1h

Rehabilitation for Acute Post-operative Management

1h

Rehabilitation for Common Orthopedic Disorders

4h

Rehabilitation for Common Neurological Disorders

3h

Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients

1h

Rehabilitation and Nursing Care for Recumbent Animals

2h

Choosing Devices for Ambulation Assistance in Rehab Patients

1h

Rehabilitation for Hospice, Palliative, and Cancer Care

1h

Rehabilitation for Other Internal Medical Conditions

1h

Thinking Out of the Box: Unusual Cases that Benefit From Rehabilitation and Some That Do Not

1h

Feline Rehabilitation

1h

Nutraceuticals, Supplements, and Herbals

1h

Regenerative Medicine

2h

Obesity

1h

Lab Values Canine Rehab and Their Role in Clinical Decision Making Rehab

1h

Zoonotic and Infectious Disease Awareness, Prevention, and Control Strategies in Canine Rehab

1h

Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Assistive Devices

2h

Reg Flag and Cautions for Rehabilitations Patients

2h

Rehabilitation for Pocket Pets, Wildlife, and Exotics

1h

Rehabilitation Practice Business Strategies

1h

Hot Topics in Rehab

1h

Acupuncture and Tui-na for Canine Rehab

1h

Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Causes, Testing, and Treatment

1h

Joint Injection

1h

Veterinary Orthotics, Making a Good Impression

1h

Lab: Casting

1h

Lab: Joint Injection

1h

Lab: Thermal Imaging

1h

Lab: PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

1h

Rehab Lab

8h

Certification

Students are eligible for the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinarian (CCRV) certification, endorsed by Chi. The certification requirements are as follows:

  • Complete all 4 sessions of the program.
  • Pass 3 online quizzes with scores above 75%.
  • Pass Final Written Exam* with a score above 75%.
  • Pass Final Practical Exam* with a score above 75%.
  • Submit two case studies (one orthopedic case and one neurological case) to be approved.
  • Approval of 30 internship hours

*All exams are conducted in English only

Instructors

Dr. Ronald Koh received his veterinary degree in Taiwan in 2006 and later completed a specialty internship followed by a master’s program in acupuncture at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020, he spent 6.5 years on the faculty of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he served as an assistant professor (2015-2020) and a service chief of Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. He is certified in acupuncture, rehabilitation, herbal therapy, and medical manipulation. He completed his residency in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2019. His research and clinical focus have been on integrative and rehabilitative medicine therapies for pain management, orthopedic impairments, neurological deficits, geriatric conditions, and palliative/hospice care. His focus within TCVM is using traditional, scalp, and topographic acupuncture, along with herbal medicine for neurological conditions. He lectures on TCVM, integrative medicine, and rehabilitation for veterinary schools, conferences, and general public events. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. Janice Huntingford is a 1984 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph and a Board-Certified Specialist (Diplomate) in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (DACVSMR). She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, in Animal Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in Chinese Herbal Medicine through Chi University, and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner. In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario’s first saltwater canine therapy pool and canine rehabilitation centre. Dr. Huntingford lectures nationally and internationally on rehabilitation, acupuncture, geriatric medicine, herbals, and pain management to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has authored or co-authored several textbook chapters on rehabilitation and published a number of peer reviewed manuscripts. She consults and sits on several advisory boards related to herbal medicine, laser therapy, pain management and holistic medicine. Dr. Huntingford is the director for Chi Canada which offers Veterinary Acupuncture and Canine Rehabilitation Certificate programs in Essex, Ontario.

Enrollment Options

Semester

2022

Residency

Schedule & Tuition

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Payment Information

A $200.00 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 30 days before the start date of each session or course.

Add-ons

CCRV Certification

$350.00