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

20 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 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



Schedule & Tuition

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 & Accommodations

Printed Binders


Advanced Canine Acupuncture


Frequently Asked Questions