“This is the best continuing education I have ever taken
part in."

–Carl Rischen, DVM, DACVS,
Gig Harbor, Washington
Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation
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Other Continuing Education Courses

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation


Prerequisites: This 2-day course is open to all veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians. All CCRTs, CCRAs and CCRPs who are licensed veterinary or physical therapy professionals are welcome. 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: This 2-day course introduces participants to canine aquatics and hydrotherapy and their use in rehabilitation and conditioning. Creating an appropriate hydrotherapy program including specific exercises is a primary focus. Hydrotherapy equipment and products including underwater treadmills are covered including selection, use and maintenance. Students should bring a bathing suit and towel and plan to get wet!

This course is now RACE approved by the AAVSB. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians will earn 16 continuing education hours for successful completion of this 2-day course.

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.

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Course Fee: $395

Topics covered include:

  • The properties of water and their application to canine hydrotherapy
  • Using aquatics and hydrotherapy in canine rehabilitation, maintenance and conditioning
  • Hydrotherapy equipment and products
  • Specific aquatic rehabilitation exercises
  • Creating a hydrotherapy program
  • Safety issues associated with hydrotherapy
  • Hiring and training hydrotherapy staff