“I registered for the business course thinking I might incorporate some rehab into my practice. But after spending two days with Dr. Steinberg and working with some amazing classmates, I left with a business plan for starting a canine rehabiliation center that I fully intend to use."
– Linda Hamilton, DVM,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Business of Canine Rehabilitation
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Upcoming Dates

» October 22-23, 2016
The Business of Canine Rehabilitation, VCA Veterinary Referral Associates at Gaithersburg Animal Hospital, Gaithersburg, Maryland, $275. SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation


Faculty: H. Steven Steinberg, VMD, Dip. ACVIM, Neurology, CCRT

Prerequisites: This course is open to all veterinary and physical therapy professionals as well as practice managers and rehab practice investors. Veterinary technicians, including CCRPs and CCRAs, must submit an Employer Agreement Letter indicating that there is a veterinarian or physical therapist either certified in canine rehabilitation working in their practice or registered for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Course Description: The Business of Canine Rehabilitation will review some hallmarks of profitability and apply them to the tremendously varied approaches to a successful rehabilitation business model. Many rehabilitation practices struggle to turn the corner on profitability and end up calling their rehabilitation practice a break-even proposition or even worse a loss leader. By facing some basic facts and deciding upon the type of rehabilitation practice your situation can support, rehabilitation can be a profit center. The class will work through some exercises to help solidify the thinking that makes rehabilitation business sense.

Please note: Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day and may have to return to make up the missing hours.

Course Fee: $275 per class or $500 for both the Business and Aquatics classes

Class Details: This course is being offered in combination with Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation. You may choose to take only one course or both courses.

(Note: Both courses are now SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list.)

  • The Business of Canine Rehabilitation will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, and from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.
  • Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation will be held from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, October 24.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Practice models for canine rehabilitation
  • Business concerns including location, construction and managing costs
  • Being an effective manager
  • Purchasing equipment
  • Setting fees
  • Marketing a canine rehabilitation practice