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Springfield, Missouri

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.

Students are welcome to bring their (well-behaved) dogs to class. We require proof of rabies, distemper and parvovirus or a titer. Because our classes are held inside a busy veterinary hospital where contagious dogs may be, we strongly recommend your dog be vaccinated against bordetella, CIV and leptospirosis as well. Please treat for fleas and heartworm prior to attending class. If your dog is coming to class, please bring a towel or bed and a water bowl. Please contact [email protected] if you have further questions about bringing your dog.

Note: If you are attending the Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse course (formerly called Canine Rehabilitation Assistant), 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.


CRI's new home in Springfield, MissouriCourse Location
Courses will be held at Canine Rehabilitation Institute's new home in Springfield, Missouri, which is scheduled to open in March 2023.

Canine Rehabilitation Institute
2137 S. Eastgate Avenue
Springfield, MO 65809


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CRI's home in Springfield, Missouri, is located 25 minutes from the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF).


Hotel Accommodations

We have arranged a discounted CRI rate at the Hampton Inn Springfield-Southeast in Springfield, Missouri. Students are welcome to make reservations at other hotels in the area or find accommodations through rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO.

Hampton Inn Springfield-SoutheastHampton Inn Springfield-Southeast
(2.2 miles to/from CRI)
3370 E. Montclair
Springfield, MO 65804

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To reserve a room, call the Hampton Inn directly at 417-882-1003 and book your room using the dates or codes below.

The nightly rate for 2023 is $115 plus tax.

The dates and codes for CRI's room blocks are:

  • March 2-7, 2023: code CRI
  • April 13-17, 2023: code K9R
  • May 4-9, 2023: code CR1
  • May 8-11, 2023: code K9I
  • July 6-10, 2023: code K91
  • July 9-12, 2023: code K92

The Hampton Inn Springfield-Southeast offers:

  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly rooms

CRI will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the Hampton Inn each day of class.


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