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Canine Sports Medicine
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Upcoming Dates

» January 23-25, 2015
Canine Sports Medicine, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $1,300. SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list. A deposit is required.

» April 2-4, 2015
Canine Sports Medicine, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $1,300.


» 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.

For courses after January 1, 2015:
The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist plus Canine Sports Medicine, $3,625

The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant plus Canine Sports Medicine, $3,425


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurological Rehabilitation

» Canine Rehabilitation and Clinical Orthopedics

» The Canine Spine: Manual Assessment and Treatment Techniques

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation

» PennHIP Certification


Watch our video overview to learn more about this course.

Faculty: M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVP, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Joe Spoo, DVM, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 3-day course is open to all Veterinarians, and to Veterinary Technicians, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants who have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. All CCRPs are 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 now RACE approved by the AAVSB. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians will earn 24 continuing education hours for successful completion of this 3-day course.

As of January 1, 2013, 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: $1,300

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

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.