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 92 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 three hybrid sessions. The on-site portions take place at IVMI's state-of-the-art 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

92 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

Subluxation

2h

Manipulation

1h

Integrating Veterinary Medical Manipulation into Practice

1h

Cervical Function

1h

Thoracic Limb Function

1h

Spinal Cord, Vertebrae, and Cranial Nerves

1h

TMJ and Hyoid

1h

C0-C1 and C2-C7 Function/Manipulation

2h

Thoracic Limb Manipulation

1h

Cervical Cases

1h

Radiographs

1h

Speed

1h

Jumpers

1h

Lab: Hands-on Manipulation and Anatomy - Cervical and Front Limb

1h

Lab: Hands-on Manipulation and Ultrasound - Cervical and Shoulder

2h

Lab: Hands-on Manipulation

12h

Thoracic Vertebrae and Ribs

1h

Functional Pelvis

1h

The Smart Hoof

1h

Psoas

1h

Movement

1h

Intro to Tui-na

1h

Manipulations of the Sacrum

1h

Manipulations of the Pelvis

1h

Manipulation of the Thoracolumbar Vertebrae

1h

Manipulations of Ribs and Sternum

1h

Cases

2h

Cases and Plans I & II

2h

Lab: Hands-on Manipulation

5h

Lab: Hands-on Manipulation and Anatomy

5h

Lab: Hands-on Manipulation and Ultrasound

5h

The Hind Limb

1h

Ring of Muscles

1h

Rehab Tools

1h

Manipulation Research

1h

Dressage

1h

Barrels

1h

Equine Food Therapy

1h

Functional Anatomy

2h

Saddle Fit

2h

Muscle, Trigger Points, and Tui-na

1h

Student Cases

1h

Hind Limb Manipulations

1h

Review of Manipulations

1h

Starting a Practice

1h

Neuroplasticity

1h

View from the Top I & II

2h

Lab: Hands-on Manipulation

8h

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 3 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.

Dr. Weller earned her DVM in 2002 from University of Florida (Go Gators). Prior to veterinary school, she was exposed to acupuncture while working at the Standardbred Racetracks and again through her education at University of Florida. She became certified in veterinary acupuncture through Chi University and Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation through IVMI (Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute). Dr. Weller's practice of 16 years focuses on lameness in performance horses using primarily alternative approaches (acupuncture, spinal manipulation, herbal medicine and tui-na) combined with Western therapies as needed in conjunction with conventional vets. Additional to her work with performance horses, Dr. Weller provides acupuncture services for several performance dog kennels. Dr. Weller has been a Chi University TA and IVMI equine instructor for 9 and 3 years respectively. In her free time, Dr. Weller loves spending time with her son Brock, riding, paddleboarding, and endeavors to experience something new at least once a year.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2022

Schedule & Tuition

Online Portion:

01/01/22 - 02/16/22

On-site Portion:

02/17/22 - 02/19/22

Online Portion:

02/20/22 - 04/20/22

On-site Portion:

04/21/22 - 04/23/22

Online Portion:

04/24/22 - 07/06/22

On-site Portion:

06/23/22 - 06/25/22

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

$150

Discounts

2019-2020 CERPV Student

-$750

Frequently Asked Questions