Canine Rehabilitation Certification Track

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

United States
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Program Overview

The Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinarian Program (CCRV) is a 125-hour RACE Approved program that trains and certifies licensed veterinarians and vet school students in veterinary rehabilitation for canines. Students will engage with program material through both lectures and labs. The Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinarian (CCRV) program is divided into four sessions, two online and two hybrid. The online sessions are available for on-demand streaming for about a three-month period respectively. The on-site portions are held at Chi's Main Campus in Reddick FL. The program spans a seven-month period.

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Program Objectives

The course is intended for veterinarians or veterinary students who have no or limited background in rehabilitation. During the program, you will learn how to:

  • Perform rehabilitation, neurological and orthopedic examinations
  • Accurately analyze and quantify gait and posture abnormalities
  • Select and apply rehabilitative agents and modalities to treat patients, including laser, thermotherapy, cryotherapy, therapeutic ultrasounds, Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF), Electrotherapy (TENS and NMES)
  • Utilize manual therapy techniques, land exercise and treadmill, and hydrotherapy for patients
  • Integrate fundamentals of rehabilitation and sports medicine into an integrated care plan
  • Manage and prevent injuries and pain associated with rehabilitation, performance, and sports medicine
  • Develop an appropriate rehabilitation program for a variety of disorders, including orthopedic, neurologic, medical, hospice, and palliative cases
  • Develop an appropriate conditioning program in rehabilitation and sports medicine
  • Formulate comprehensive clinical intervention plans that incorporate rehabilitation to help patients recover from illness and/or injury, and to help patients to live life to the fullest with minimal pain and discomfort

Program Highlights

Designed for and offered exclusively to veterinarians and vet school students.

Our world-renown instructors are experts in canine rehab as well as acupuncture, chiropractic/spinal manipulation, herbal medicine, and additional integrative veterinary medicine modalities.

Intensive on-site, hands-on learning with state-of-art distance education for the best learning quality.

Excellent support with free online case consultation for all graduates.

Canine Rehabilitation Certification Track

Taught in English

For veterinarians and veterinary students only

125 RACE-approved CE hours

Curriculum

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. Janice Huntingford is a 1984 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario 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 (AVCA), in Animal Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in Chinese herbal Medicine (Chi Institute) and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner. In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario’s first salt water 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 text book chapters on Rehabilitation and published a number of peer reviewed manuscripts. She consults and sits on a number of advisor boards related to herbal medicine, laser therapy and holistic medicine. She teaches regularly at Cornell University and is involved in Resident Training for Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Huntingford continues to research into the treatment of animal pain. She has published a peer review paper on laser therapy for elbow arthritis and has completed a clinical trial on a unique kidney preparation for aging cats.

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.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2021

Schedule & Tuition

Online Portion:

05/01/21 - 05/19/21

On-site Portion:

05/20/21 - 05/23/21

Online Portion:

08/01/21 - 10/10/21

On-site Portion:

10/07/21 - 10/09/21

Payment Information

A $200 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 30 days before the first day of each session.

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 30 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons

CCRV Certification

$350

Printed Binders

$200

Frequently Asked Questions