“Of the three major commitments I've made to post-grad certifications, the CRI course is undoubtedly the best organized and most conducive to learning. The course will be highly relevant to my daily practice. I'm stoked to see how much more effective I'll be at helping my patients enjoy life."
–Carla Wilkie, DVM, CVA, CVC, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

“CRI gave me the skills I needed to apply my human physical therapy experience to our canine rehabilitation practice. The classroom lectures combined with hands-on labs were invaluable."
–Amy Kramer, PT, DPT, CCRT, Santa Monica, California


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Welcome to Canine Rehabilitation Institute!

Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. provides veterinary and physical therapy professionals with top-notch training in canine rehabilitation and acupuncture. Classes are small and learning is hands-on with dogs on site providing real-life lessons in anatomy and biomechanics. Our instructors are recognized leaders in their fields — and they love to teach. They have also managed busy referral practices so they understand the business as well as the science of canine rehabilitation.

Certification Programs and Continuing Education Courses
We offer two certification programs in rehabilitation: Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) for veterinarians and physical therapists, and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse (CCRVN) for veterinary technicians/nurses. Veterinary technicians/nurses with credentials including CVT, LVT, RVT, AHT or those who have completed a two-year veterinary technology program will be certified as Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurses (CCRVN) if they are working under the direction of a rehabilitation-certified veterinarian or physical therapist. Veterinary technicians/nurses without formal credentials will be certified as Canine Rehabilitation Assistants (CCRA). If the applicant is not a credentialed veterinary technician, a letter of recommendation will be required following the guidelines specified in the course application. Since CRI was founded in 2002, we have certified more than 1,200 students from 30 countries.

CRI also offers a certification program in acupuncture: Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist for licensed veterinarians. This comprehensive acupuncture training program consists of two required modules and one elective, taught entirely from a neurophysiological, scientific basis with generous input from the scientific literature.

We hold our certification modules in convenient locations in Florida and Colorado. We have taught in countries around the world including Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. We also offer a variety of continuing education opportunities year-round. Check out the CRI calendar for upcoming courses.

What Should You Expect from a CRI Course?
Watch a video about our Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation module to learn more.








News & Events

» New CCRT Curriculum
We are excited to announce a new CCRT curriculum for 2020.

» Help 'Em Out Contest Winner
Congratulations to Carly Arbitman, the 2019 winner of the Help 'Em Out Contest for veterinary technicians / nurses pursuing a career in canine rehabilitation. Blue Dog Designs and CRI partnered to create the contest.

» Our Fifth Online Course Is Now Available
CRI has launched its fifth online course – Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation. This course is open to everyone. Other online courses are Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation, Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management, Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation and The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient.

» International Courses
Registration is open for our upcoming course in Australia.

» AARV and VOS Member Discount
AARV and VOS members are eligible for a 10% discount on CE courses.

» AVMA Podcast
Listen to Dr. Janet Van Dyke discuss "What is Veterinary Rehabilitation?" on an AVMA podcast.

» Job Postings
Visit our Jobs section to see current job openings or submit a job posting for your company.

» New Graduates
Congratulations to our recent graduates.

?Did you know that our CCRTs, CCRVNs, and CCRAs get a 10% discount on most CE courses?