“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,
Atlanta, Georgia
Canine Sports Medicine
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Upcoming Dates

» January 27-29, 2017
Canine Sports Medicine, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $1,600. SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list. A deposit is required.

» March 31-April 2, 2017
Canine Sports Medicine, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $1,600.

» Future 2017 Class
Canine Sports Medicine, Florida or Colorado location, $1,600.


» Save 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 1/1/17: The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist plus Canine Sports Medicine, $4,350

2-Course Package After 1/1/17: The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant plus Canine Sports Medicine, $4,100


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.


Prerequisites: This 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.

Course Description: Canine 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 the AAVSB.

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: $1,600

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 athlete
  • Canine sports psychology and how it can effect rehabilitation

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 Medicine classes.

November 2016 Canine Sports Medicine Class in Coral Springs, Florida
Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 1 to 6 p.m.
Friday, November 11, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.