“Julie Churchill made nutrition understandable by dispelling myths, focusing on basic concepts and making the necessary mathematics user-friendly. In this 2-day course, Julie taught us how to evaluate the various commercial diets and develop an appropriate diet to meet a pet's energy and nutritional needs. The skill set she taught would enable any veterinarian to offer nutritional counseling in the clinic with greater ease without an impact on busy schedules. With the rise in obesity among our companion animals and the effect it has on their bodies, the information Julie presented is a must for any practicing veterinarian and will prove invaluable."
–Holly Greene, PhD, PT, ATC,
San Leandro, California

“As a PT, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn so much from the nutrition course. I feel I'm far more knowledgeable now than I am for human patients on this topic!"
–Kelli Koga, PT, CCRT, Lafayette, Colorado

“Excellent program. Very valuable information that I will take home to my practice!"
–Anonymous, DVM
Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation
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» CRI Member Library (formerly known as the Online CE Course Subscription)
Unlimited access for one year to our online course library. See complete details on our CRI Member Library page. $795.


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» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Canine Therapeutic Exercise

» Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Exercise Physiology of the Working Canine

» Feline Rehabilitation and Pain Management

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Myofascial Techniques for the Rehabilitation Therapist

» Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation


Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation is now offered as part of our CRI Member Library!

"Finally, someone makes nutrition interesting, understandable, and practical. Thank you!" –Kim Fryer, BSc, BVSc, MANZCVS, CCRT, New South Wales, Australia

Faculty: Julie A. Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN, Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist™

Prerequisites: Veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians/nurses that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation (including the exam) can subscribe. Veterinary professionals certified in canine rehabilitation by UT/VAHL (CCRP), Healing Oasis (VMRT), Chi Institute (CCRV), or CuraCore (CRPM), and veterinarians who have earned their DACVSMR and are practicing canine rehabilitation are also welcome to subscribe. Veterinary technicians/nurses need to submit a valid Employment Agreement Letter.

Course Description: Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation focuses on nutrition for all life stages and for patients recovering from injury or illness. Students learn how to formulate dietary recommendations, ways to incorporate nutrition into on-going patient management, and how to critically evaluate nutrition products. This course is the online version of our full-day Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation course.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 5.5 credit hours.

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CRI Member Library Fee: $795 for unlimited access for one person for one year. Because of the value of these courses, no other discounts apply.

Note: This registration fee permits one student to access the online course. Students may not share log-in information with others.

Students will receive a registration confirmation email and a Welcome Letter with instructions about how to access the CRI Member Library. Students will have one year of unlimited access to these courses.

Visit the CRI Member Library page for more details.

Online Course Chapters

  • Putting Nutrition on Center Stage in Preventive Care
    This session will discuss practical tips and tools to leverage what already occurs in wellness exams and enhance the nutritional care of your patients. 
  • Pet Foods - Managing Mysterious Market Claims to Make a Selection
    Clients have so many questions about choosing the best foods for their pets. This discussion will offer resources and an approach to sort through information and talk with clients about choosing a great food for their pet.
  • Life Stage Nutrition - Feeding Puppies
    Learn to assess each pet and make recommendations at each milestone in their development to prevent diseases and maintain health.
  • Life Stage Nutrition - Feeding Senior Dogs
    Elder dogs are a large part of the patient base and an increasing proportion of the population. This session will evaluate the facts and fiction behind senior pet foods.
  • Alternative Feeding - Helping Clients Find a Good Fit for Them
    With an increasing demand for natural, organic, raw or homemade foods, pet nutrition has become a controversial topic. This discussion will consider a balanced approach for evaluating the evidence of the various alternatives to conventional dog food.
  • Obesity Management
    This session will include tips and tools for implementing a weight management program in primary care practices, defining the roles of team members, and considerations for differences between dogs and cats.