Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation Certification Track

This course offers hands-on and didactic instruction in medical manipulation to treat musculoskeletal problems and in horses

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Program Overview

​The Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner (CVMMP) equine track is a 108 CE-hour program (approved by AAVSB RACE) that trains and certifies veterinarians in Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation (EVMM), or equine chiropractic. This program is offered exclusively to veterinarians or veterinary school students, providing them with the opportunity to learn EVMM more efficiently and effectively, while taking their skills and knowledge to a deeper level. This program is split up into five sessions. Two sessions take place online while three sessions take place on-site at the state-of-the-art IVMI campus in Reddick, Florida.

32 hours of this program are set aside for intensive, hands-on wet lab learning in small groups with horses. The lab groups are small with 4 -6 students per group to ensure that each student receives the maximum amount of individual attention and hands-on experience to practice EVMM on horses. This structure ensures that students will be confident to start clinical practice after the first on-site session.

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Major Topics

Some of the main topics that this program covers include:

  • Gait Patterns
  • TMJ Functions and Manipulation
  • The Back in Motion
  • Lumbar Function and Manipulation
  • Motion Palpation
  • Equine Biomechanics
  • Discipline-Specific: Jumping, Speed, Dressage, and Barrels
  • The Interaction between the Nervous System and the Musculoskeletal System

Program Features

Designed for and offered exclusively to veterinarians and veterinary students

Limited seats to ensure small 4-6 student lab groups for the 32 hours of wet labs

Learn how to use the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques from world-renowned faculty

Diagnose and treat real cases during the wet labs

Free case consultations with faculty through email and online discussion

Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation Certification Track

Taught in English

For veterinarians and veterinary students only

108 RACE-approved CE hours

Curriculum

Students wishing to enroll in Equine Medical Manipulation must have a background knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and neuromuscular control in horses. Prior to enrolling, students must:

  • Complete the Performance Horse Medicine course.

Muscle Basics, Architecture, Length, and Balance

3h

Tendon Architecture and Pathology

1h

Tendon Injury, Healing, Treatment, and Rehab

2h

Bone Basics, Growth, and Repair

2h

Joint Architecture and Pathology

1h

Fascia Anatomy

1h

Fascia and Pathology

1h

Densification and Trigger Points

90m

Anatomy - Neck and Thoracic Limb I & II

2h

Anatomy - Trunk and Hindquarters I & II

2h

Myofascial Lines I & II

1h

Proprioceptors

1h

Sympathetics

1h

Posture and Balance

1h

Normal Gait and Habitual Gait Patterns

2h

Biomechanics

1h

Pain I & II

2h

Neck in Motion

1h

Cervical Function and Pathology

1h

Back in Motion

1h

Thoracolumbar Pathology

1h

Business I & II

2h

Limbs in Motion I & II

2h

Locomotion

1h

Intro to Rehabilitation

1h

Intro to Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation

1h

Intro to Acupuncture

1h

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Course Introduction

1h

The Subluxation

2h

Introduction to Manipulation

1h

Motion Palpation

1h

Neck in Motion

1h

Biomechanics

1h

Functional Anatomy

1h

The Role of Proprioceptors

1h

Muscle Spindle Cell

1h

Anatomy

2h

Cranial Nerve Review

1h

Sympathetic Nervous System

1h

Integrating Veterinary Medical Manipulation into Practice

1h

Posture and Balance

1h

Temporomandibular Joint and Hyoid

2h

Cervical Cases

2h

Spinal Cord and Vertebrae

2h

Limbs in Motion

2h

Radiology

2h

Radiographs

2h

Speed

2h

Jumpers

2h

Hands-on Manipulation and Ultrasound

12h

Locomotion

1h

Movement and the Athlete

2h

Motion Palpation

2h

Anatomy

2h

Business

1h

VMM Research

1h

Rehab Tools

1h

Manipulations of the Sternum and Thoracolumbar Spine

1h

Functional Pelvis

1h

Saddle Fit

1h

Cases

1h

Barrel

1h

Dressage

1h

Review of Online Principles

1h

Manipulations of the Sacrum, Ribs, and Pelvis

2h

Intro to Tui-na

1h

Fascia

1h

Anatomy Trains

2h

Team Challenge

2h

Manipulations of the Sternum and Thoracolumbar Spine

2h

Functional Pelvis

1h

Saddle Fit

1h

Cases

1h

Barrel

1h

Dressage

1h

Hands-on Manipulation, Anatomy and Ultrasound

12h

Neuroplasticity

2h

Practice Act for Medical Manipulation

1h

Intro to Food Therapy

1h

Review of Manipulations

2h

Hind Limb Function and Manipulation

2h

View from the Top

2h

Clinical Exam

2h

Equine Behavior

2h

Cases

2h

Hands-on Manipulation and Anatomy

12h

Students of this program are eligible for the Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner - Equine (CVMMP-EQ) certification, endorsed by the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute.

The certification requirements are as follows:

  • Complete all 5 sessions of this program

  • Pass 4 online homework assignments with scores of 75% or above

  • Pass final written exam with a score of 75% or above
  • Pass final practical exam with a score of 75% or above
  • Submit one Veterinary Medical Manipulation case report to be approved

*All exams are conducted in English only

Instructors

Dr. Pasteur grew up showing horses in many disciplines, including reining, saddleseat, dressage and pleasure. She graduated in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin and opened an equine exclusive clinic in Green Bay. The practice grew to cover five counties, with emphases on reproduction and lameness. She received her acupuncture training from IVAS in 1997, sold her conventional practice and began an equine alternative practice. She has been a Chi instructor since 2005 and has lectured internationally. Her current practice encompasses TCVM, chiropractic and osteopathy, focusing on sport and performance horses.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2022

Schedule & Tuition

Payment Information

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

Payment is due 60 days before the first day of each session.

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

Add-ons & Prerequisites

Performance Horse Medicine

$1,500

CVMMP Certification - Equine

$350

Printed Binders

$250

Frequently Asked Questions