|“I thought the sport class (Canine Sports Medicine) was one of the best I've been to for years and am so looking forward to the future classes. Thanks again and thanks, Chris (Zink), for your patience with all my questions."
–David Hirsch, DVM,
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
“This class (Canine Sports Medicine) really made learning fun. Dr. Zink is a great instructor. The videos were excellent! I feel like I have a better understanding of canine sports. Seeing dogs in action in each of the sports was very helpful. Great class!"
–Mandy Brody, RVT, CCRA,
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» September 24-26, 2016
Canine Sports Medicine, Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Group, Broomfield, Colorado, $1,500. SOLD
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» November 10-13, 2016
Canine Sports Medicine, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $1,500.
daily schedule below.)
with a 2-Course Package!
Save when you register for The Canine Rehabilitation
Therapist or 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 1/1/16: The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist plus Canine Sports Medicine, $4,100
2-Course Package After 1/1/16: The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant plus Canine Sports Medicine, $3,850
Other Continuing Education Courses
» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation
» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation
» 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
Watch our video overview to learn more about this course.
Faculty: Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA
3-day course is open to all veterinarians. Veterinary
technicians and physical therapists that have
successfully completed Introduction
to Canine Rehabilitation and physical
therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation
Practitioners (CCRP) are also welcome.
Sports Medicine provides students with a fundamental
understanding of structure and locomotion as
they relate to performance, and an introduction
to canine sporting events. Sports injuries in
canine athletes are covered in depth including
their causes, prevention and rehabilitation.
The role that psychology can play in the rehabilitation
of the canine athlete is also discussed. Participants
get hands-on experience with dogs on site.
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: $1,500
Topics Covered Include:
- Canine sporting events: the organizations
that oversee them and the breeds that participate
- Anatomical structures and locomotion as they
relate to canine performance
- Gait assessment and retraining
- Lameness evaluation
- Canine sports injuries: causes, prevention
and targeted rehabilitation
- Conditioning for the canine athlete
- Erogenic drugs (ethical and unethical)
- Nutrition and supplements for the canine
- Canine sports psychology and how it can effect
Classes are held each day from
8:00 am to 5:00 pm in Colorado, and from 9:00
am to 6:00 pm in Florida (see
note below for changes in class times). There is a 1-hour break
for lunch. At the end of DAY 3, students are
given an open-book, take-home final exam that
they have 30 days to complete. Collaboration
with fellow classmates is encouraged.
Class Details: Please
note the revised starting and ending times
for upcoming Canine Sports
June 2016 Canine
Sports Medicine Class in Broomfield, Colorado
Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 8 a.m. to
Friday, June 24, 2016 – 8 a.m. to
Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
November 2016 Canine
Sports Medicine Class in Coral Springs, Florida
Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 1 to
Friday, November 11, 2016 – 9 a.m. to
Saturday, November 12, 2016 – 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m.