“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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Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation


Faculty: Joe Spoo, DVM, CCRT, Amy Kramer, PT, DPT, CCRT, Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR, Francisco Maia, PT, DPT, CCRT

Prerequisites: This course is open to all veterinary and physical therapy professionals as well as practice managers and rehab practice investors. Veterinary technicians/nurses, including CCRPs and CCRAs, must submit an Employment 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.

Course Fee: TBD

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