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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin


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Canine Rehabilitation Institute offers two certifications — both AAVSB R.A.C.E. approved. Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification (CCRT) is for veterinarians and physical therapists. Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse certification (CCRVN) is for veterinary technicians/nurses.

We offer certification modules in Florida from November through May and in Colorado from June through October. Check our calendar for dates and locations.

Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) — For Veterinarians and Physical Therapists
The program includes three modules: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and Canine Sports Medicine. In addition, students are required to do a 40-hour internship at a CRI-approved site.

Note: Physical therapists must have one year of clinical experience post-graduation with human patients before enrolling in CRI courses to help them better apply their knowledge to a new species.

CCRT curriculum covers:

  • Canine anatomy and physiology
  • Conditions and injuries commonly referred for rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy assessment techniques
  • Manual therapy
  • Physical modalities and therapeutic exercise
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • The business of canine rehabilitation

Learn more about the CCRT curriculum.

Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse (CCRVN) — For Veterinary Technicians/Nurses
The program includes three modules: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nursing, and Canine Sports Medicine. In addition, students are required to do a 40-hour internship at a CRI-approved site.

Note: Veterinary technicians/nurses with credentials including CVT, LVT, RVT, AHT or those who have completed a two-year veterinary technology program will be certified as Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurses (CCRVN). Veterinary technicians/nurses without formal credentials will be certified as Canine Rehabilitation Assistants (CCRA). If the applicant is not a credentialed veterinary technician, a letter of recommendation will be required following the guidelines specified in the course application.

CCRVN curriculum covers:

  • Canine anatomy and physiology
  • Conditions and injuries commonly referred for rehabilitation
  • Physical modalities: application, contraindications and equipment maintenance
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Client education

Learn more about the CCRVN curriculum.