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Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation
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Upcoming Dates

» Opening January 2019
Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation Online Course. We expect to open this course in January 2019.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation



Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation will soon be offered as an online course!

Faculty: Hillary Greatting, DVM, DACVIM (Neuro), CCRT, Sasha A. Foster, MS Physical Therapy, CCRT

Prerequisites: This course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists who have completed the Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and Canine Rehabilitation Therapist modules. Veterinarians and physical therapists who are CCRTs or CCRPs are also welcome. Veterinary technicians/nurses who are CCRVNs, CCRAs or CCRPs are welcome to attend with their eligible veterinarian or physical therapist. 

Course Description: Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation teaches therapists how to evaluate, interpret neuroimaging, develop a problem list, create a treatment plan and complete the treatment plan for a variety of neurological patients including intervertebral disc disease, lumbosacral disease, degenerative myelopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and fibrocartilagenous embolism. Upon completion of the course, the attendees will have a good clinical understanding of basic neuroanatomy and neurolocalization. Students also will learn how to develop and execute a conservative treatment plan in the absence of in-depth diagnostics..

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 23.5 credit hours.

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Course Fee: TBD

Topics Covered / Objectives:

  • Be able to determine if a patients has neurological disease and be able to localize a neurological lesion within or above the spinal cord/peripheral nervous system.
  • Be able to discuss diagnostic options available for canine neurological patients and be able to interpret vertebral radiographs.
  • Be able to apply basic neuroanatomy to clinical patients regarding localization, diagnostics, and treatment options.
  • Be comfortable carrying out basic neurological evaluations, apply a robust number of treatment options, and assess success of each.
  • Be able to discuss surgical and medical options for canine neurological impairments.
  • Be able to create a problem list for each patient presenting with neurological impairments.
  • Be able to create a treatment plan for these patients, carry out those treatments, and determine when/if changes to the plan are indicated.