Hands-on, Practical Learning
Evidence-Based, Up-to-Date Education
Our Amazing Dog Professors
Graduates Can Retake Modules
CRI's legacy is to help three core groups: the Therapist, the Pet Owner, and the Pet.
As a therapist, undergoing advanced training in rehabilitation and acupuncture can broaden your perspective and provide new ways to assist your patients. It's common for clinicians to feel limited by traditional treatment methods, but incorporating rehabilitation and/or acupuncture can offer alternative approaches that lead to the successful outcomes pet owners desire.
Many pet owners no longer find the traditional "Rest & Rimadyl" therapy satisfactory. They desire a clear diagnosis, treatment plans that don't solely rely on drugs, and an estimated time for their pets to return to normal activity. Some pet owners have also experienced surgeries and injuries where physical therapy played a significant role in the recovery process, and they expect the same level of care for their pets. Our graduates provide discerning clients with the level of care and treatment they seek for their beloved pets.
Pets benefit from the therapies, modalities, and treatments CRI teaches to our students. Veterinary and Veterinary Technician students have very limited exposure to rehabilitation and acupuncture during their traditional schooling. Those who want all options for their patients seek additional knowledge and training. Our patients are the ultimate benefactors of this education. They can live longer, happier, pain-free lives with the help of our graduates.
The past five days have been such a formative experience. My brain is not the same one I arrived in Missouri with. I feel so much better equipped to help my patients. It feels so good to know the why behind many of the ther-ex I have been using and be more confident in how to work specific muscles. I can't wait to go home and apply what I have learned.Megan Heider, LVT, after completing the Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse and Canine Therapeutic Exercise courses
CRI gave me the skills I needed to apply my human physical therapy experience to our canine rehabilitation practice. The classroom lectures combined with hands-on labs were invaluable.Amy Kramer, PT, DPT, CCRT, Santa Monica, California
Of the three major commitments I've made to post-grad certifications, the CRI course is undoubtedly the best organized and most conducive to learning. The course will be highly relevant to my daily practice. I'm stoked to see how much more effective I'll be at helping my patients enjoy life.Carla Wilkie, DVM, CVA, CVC, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
One of the best courses I've ever taken, and I've taken a whole lot of them. Very impressive—set up, staff, even the refreshments! Material presented very well. Thank you!Liz Powers, PT, Northampton, Massachusetts
I have taken so much away from this program. Can't say enough about the benefit this program has had to expand on my understanding of my other modalities especially chiropractic therapy. Some things seem intuitive from how you taught them and some of my other programs struggled to clarify the information.Troy Everson, DVM, CVA, CVMST, Fruita, Colorado
It is clear to me your high interest in teaching and training, and I am so thankful for that. I will always highly recommend you and talk about the great experience of learning with you.Yael Avidan, DVM, CCRT, Cancun, Mexico
Just wanted to say thanks for everything to all of you. This is the best CE I have attended since graduating from college! I was feeling stagnant, and now I feel rejuvenated and excited to go to workCarrie Cardascia, CVT, Naples, Florida
I cannot say enough great things about my entire CRI experience. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. All of the instructors and TAs were excellent, and I liked the variety they brought to the class with their varying backgrounds and experienceLaura Schwanebeck, PT, DPT, DeLand, Florida
I am very much a 'hands on' learner. The information I gleaned from this internship, as well as observing the business and logistic side of a rehab practice cannot be learned from writing up a case report. It might be more expensive, as most of us must take a week off from our practices/job and pay for travel, hotel, food, etc, but it is worth every minute and penny spent. Thank you for continuing to re-evaluate and improve the CRI course. (It’s a darn awesome course already!)Linda Hamilton, DVM, Winnipeg, MB
I really learned so much during this course. I was able to improve my diagnostic skills and get better insight in how to identify the painful tissue/location in a dog. I want to thank all instructors for their enthusiasm and thank you for this great learning experience.Eva Coppieters, MVetmed, PhD, Belgium Course.
Just the most wonderful group of teachers – generous spirit and time. Thank you. Always patient and positiveKerry Jackson, BVSc, Grad Dip App Sc (Aqua), Moruya NSW, Australia
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire learning process – it exceeded my expectations! I decided to pursue this certification because I wanted to do something that I am passionate about and I appreciate the opportunity that you have given me. It’s exciting to learn a whole new skill set, and I can’t wait to put it into practice! The instructors have been extremely inspiring and the fellow students has been very supportive. It’s comforting to meet so many like-minded people who want to make a difference in a dog's life. Thank you so muchDenise Mayhew, MS, PT, Winter Garden, Florida
We believe that the most effective way to learn and practice rehabilitation and acupuncture is through hands-on, in-person training. There is no substitute for having an experienced guide who can provide immediate feedback and direction on proper techniques. While online courses can be valuable, they cannot fully replace the benefits of in-person learning. Please join us! Your clients and patients will thank you for it!