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

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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

20 RACE-approved CE hours

Curriculum

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

Manipulations Review

1h

Joint Mobilization

1h

Advanced Extremity Adjustments

1h

Densification, Trigger Points, and Trigger Point Therapy

2h

Veterinary Medical Manipulation for Exotics

1h

How to Approach Cases

1h

Craniosacral Therapy I, II & III

3h

Review of Basic Techniques

1h

Application of Advanced Techniques

1h

Anatomy Trains I & II

2h

Labs: Craniosacral, Techniques, Anatomy Trains & Cases

6h

Instructors

Dr. Spracklen is originally from Goshen, Indiana and received her BS and DVM degrees from Purdue University. She was certified in animal chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1996 and she completed her certification in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute in 1999. Karen owns the Holly Lane Veterinary Service, an equine practice entirely devoted to complementary therapies - primarily acupuncture, chiropractic and Chinese herbs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and dressage riding.

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

Available Formats

Semester

2021 - 2022

Schedule & Tuition

Online Portion:

12/01/21 - 02/28/22

On-site Portion:

01/29/22 - 01/30/22

Payment Information

A $100 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 60 days before the course start date.

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 60 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons

Printed Binders

$50

Frequently Asked Questions