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» May 18-22, 2017
The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $2,650. SOLD
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The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, Florida or Colorado location, $2,650.
with a 2-Course Package!
Save when you register for The Canine Rehabilitation
Assistant together with Canine Sports Medicine. You
will have the opportunity to select your preferred
dates when you register.
2-Course Package After 1/1/17: The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant plus Canine Sports Medicine, $4,100
McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVC, CCRT, Mamie
Whitman, PT, CCRT, Wendy Davies, BS, CVT, CCRA
5-day course is open to veterinary technicians
that have successfully completed Introduction
to Canine Rehabilitation.
Canine Rehabilitation Assistant provides students
with a fundamental understanding of functional
canine anatomy, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic
exercise, hydrotherapy and massage. The basics
of neurological rehabilitation are also introduced.
Participants get hands-on experience with dogs
on site. Outcome measurement, documentation,
patient education, and legal and ethical issues
related to canine rehabilitation are also covered.
This course is
RACE approved by
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: $2,650
- Muscles and muscle groups as they apply to
function in the canine rehabilitation patient
- Utilization of therapeutic modalities including
LASER, ultrasound, electrical stimulation,
cold and heat
- Performing and progressing therapeutic exercise
programs for strength, weight-bearing, range
of motion, flexibility, proprioception and
- Assisting in a basic canine orthopedic neurological
- Rehabilitation-specific documentation
- Client education including basic therapeutic
exercises, stretches, massage strokes, and
the application of superficial hot and cold
- Proper use and maintenance of therapeutic
modalities and hydrotherapy equipment
- Legal and ethical issues
Note: Bring your Intro lab book with anatomy notes and color photos with you to the Assistant course.
Classes are held each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Colorado and Florida. There is a 1-hour break for lunch. Registered students: Please watch for specific emails about each class as there may be occasional minor changes to class times.
At the end of DAY 5, students are given an open-book,
take-home final exam that they have 30 days
to complete. Collaboration with fellow
classmates is encouraged.