“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing education you guys provided."
–Kristin Kirkby, DVM, DACVS,
Kirkland, Washington
Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation
Want to be notified when new courses are added to the schedule?
Sign up for our
Email Newsletter

Upcoming Dates

» October 11-13, 2019
Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation, OrthoPets facility, Westminster, Colorado, $575.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation


Faculty: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR, CCRT, Martin W. Kaufmann, ABC, BSBA, c-PED, Prosthetic/Orthotic Technologist

Prerequisites: This 2 1/2-day course is open to veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians/nurses who have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. CCRPs are welcome. All veterinary technicians/nurses must submit an Employment Agreement Letter.

Course Description: Students learn how orthotics and prosthetics can be used effectively in canine rehabilitation. Principles of biomechanics, kinematics and dynamics are reviewed, in particular how they guide the design and fitting of specific orthotics and prosthetics. Wet labs provide students with hands-on experience in thoracic-limb and pelvic-limb fiberglass impression techniques. Patient evaluation and treatment options for specific conditions and injuries are discussed. Students have the unique opportunity to tour a veterinary orthotics and prosthetics (V-OP) manufacturing facility nearby.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 20 credit hours.

  Click to Verify Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research
Click to verify

Please note: Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day.

Course Fee: $575

Course Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m.-12 noon on Sunday

Course Location: OrthoPets, 1130 West 124th Ave. Suite 900, Westminster, CO 80234

Topics Covered Include:

  • The history of orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation
  • Bandaging and splinting
  • The mechanical advantage of orthoses and prostheses
  • Thoracic limb orthoses and prostheses
  • Pelvic limb orthoses and prostheses
  • Fiberglass impression techniques
  • Evaluation of the canine patient, goal setting, and rehabilitation from the V-OP perspective

Hotel Accommodations: The following hotels are located near the OrthoPets facility in Westminster, Colorado:

Courtyard by Marriott Denver North/Westminster
14355 Orchard Pkwy.
Westminster, CO 80023
Phone: 720-639-7701
View hotel website

Candlewood Suites Denver North - Thornton
14362 Lincoln Way
Thornton, CO 80023
Phone: 303-227-3505

View hotel website