“Thank you for the course, thank you for equipping us with skills we hope to grow and take to new heights in Australia. We have all enjoyed your teachings more than you can know."
–Dr. Susan Hill, Dr. Yoko Clinch, and Dr. Jodie Low Choy, Australia
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We have not yet determined the dates for the next course in Australia.

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Our Canine Sports Medicine class in December 2017 was sold out! Please watch our newsletter and website for information about our next course in Australia.

Students and faculty from the January 2017 Therapist class in AustraliaStudents and faculty from the January 2017 Therapist class in Australia gather for a group photo.

The Canine Rehabilitation Institute is pleased to have had such a positive response to its continuing education program in Australia. In 2016, we held Canine Sports Medicine and Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, and in 2017, we held Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy (Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Module) and another Canine Sports Medicine class, which was sold out. Our program includes these three hands-on courses and an internship at a practice with a certified canine rehabilitation therapist.

At the end of our course in January 2017, our Australian host, Dr. Ilana Mendels of VetPrac, asked that we read her note to the students. We would like to share her heartfelt words with the wider CRI community.

Dear Friends,

It was so lovely to see you all last night at dinner. My apologies for not being able to speak to each of you individually. Over the years, of our meetings - I feel grateful to consider so many of you more than colleagues now. It was great to see everyone relaxed and laughing together last night.

I just wanted to say a quick word or two about what this course and you have meant to me and the veterinary community of Australia and to thank you for the investment you have made for a better future of it.

It's not easy being a trailblazer. There are always challenges. But I truly believe that the greater the challenge the greater the reward. I think we can all agree that this 3 module course is easily the hardest, most intensive workshop VetPrac has every offered. Not everyone who started out in February last year is here now. It's a tough slog. But you have almost done it. You have taken the fire of a new idea we had and lit for yourselves and this region new opportunities. Thank you.

You are almost qualified as leaders of a new field opening up in our country.
You are the people who will show others what is possible for animals recovering from injury or operation or degeneration.
Less than 5 other people in this country will have your certification.

Please use your new skills.

Please tell people about it. Please promote it for the future ... We need to keep the blaze burning.

Please promote it for for the possibility it represents for animal health in general. I know you will. As I looked around the room last night, I saw it. You are as passionate about animal health as we are, and now - along with the drive to do better - you have the skills and knowledge to achieve it.

Thank you for letting us do what we love, because without your desire and interest to grow and learn skill we couldn't.

Thank you so much for bridging the gap between learning and doing.
I wish you the very best of luck for your next phase in this journey.

Sincerely,
Ilana

Questions? If you are interested in courses in Australia, please contact us at info@caninerehabinstitute.com.