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–Liz Powers, PT,
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

This travel information is provided to assist you with making your travel arrangements. You may wish to consult other online resources (Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak, etc.) to research area hotels and compare rates. Please do not make any non-refundable travel plans until your course registration has been confirmed.

Class Details: Please check the schedule for each day of your particular course as times can vary based on the instructor and location. We ask that you schedule your travel so that you do not arrive late to class or need to leave early. 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.

We will be doing labs on the floor as well as outdoors so please dress comfortably (scrubs, shorts, sandals, tank tops). The classroom may get chilly at times so bring a light jacket or long-sleeve shirt. Also, allow enough room in your suitcase for your text and lab book as well as any materials you may purchase.

We require that all dogs be current with vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, parvovirus, bordatella, CIV and leptospirosis, and have had a negative fecal test within 6 months. Dogs must also be treated for fleas and heartworm prior to attending class. Please contact us if you plan to bring your dog.

Note: If you are attending the Canine Rehabilitation Assistant course, bring your Intro lab book with anatomy notes and color photos with you.

We would like to remind our international students that it is their responsibility to obtain the documents required for travel to the United States. This process has slowed down considerably since 9/11, so check waiting times and plan ahead! In additional to a valid passport, residents from countries that are not exempt from a visa requirement will need to apply for a Business Visitor Visa (B-1). For up-to-date information, check with the U.S. Consulate in your country, or go to the Visas section of the U.S. State Department website, https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html.


Wheat Ridge Animal HospitalCourse Location
Courses are held at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital's new location in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, scheduled to open in Spring 2017.

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
10140 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

The new Wheat Ridge hospital will include a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center and conference facilities.

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital website



Airports / Ground Transportation
Wheat Ridge is located immediately west of Denver, about 7 miles from downtown Denver and 28 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN). We recommend using services like Uber and Lyft for ground transportation in the area, including to and from the airport.


Hotel Accomodations

We have arranged discounted CRI rates with the Holiday Inn Express in Wheat Ridge.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wheat Ridge-Denver West (.5 mile from Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital)
10101 West 48th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

View hotel website

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 303-424-8300 to reserve a guest room and provide the Group Block Code listed below.

For June 2017 courses in Wheat Ridge, we encourage students to make their hotel reservations immediately. We have not been able to reserve a block of rooms for CRI students because of a large sports tournament occurring at the same time.

Our CRI discount rates and Group Block Codes are:

  • for June 2017: No group rate available due to softball tournament in the area. Please contact hotel directly for availability.
  • for August 10-14, 2017: $114 per night plus 14.5% tax, subject to availability; must book reservations prior to 7/19/17 in order to ensure group rate; Group Block Code: CR1
  • August 26-September 5, 2017: $114 per night plus 14.5% tax, subject to availability; must book reservations prior to 8/5/17 in order to ensure group rate; Group Block Code: CR2
  • September 29-October 5, 2017: $114 plus 14.5% tax, subject to availability; must book reservations prior to 9/8/17 in order to ensure group rate; Group Block Code: CR3

The Holiday Inn Express is located 27 miles from Denver International Airport and .5 mile from Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. It offers a complimentary full breakfast buffet, free high-speed internet in all rooms, and an in-room mini-fridge and microwave. The group rate represents a standard room with 2 queen beds.


More Information
Visit Denver: Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Colorado Tourism Office