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The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

Learn how to start, grow, and optimize your rehabilitation practice from industry leaders in the field of canine rehabilitation!

Course Description

The Business of Canine Rehabilitation course is taught by three experienced instructors with thriving rehabilitation practices. The curriculum will cover crafting a business plan within your budget, space, personnel, and customer requirements. Engaging in panel discussions will provide practical insights into making a canine rehabilitation practice profitable, encompassing layout, equipment selection, service pricing, operational procedures, staffing, and marketing.


This course is open to all veterinary and physical therapy professionals and practice managers. Non-credentialed veterinary assistants must submit a current Letter of Recommendation from their supervising veterinarian or physical therapist.

Online Pre-course Videos:

All students will have approximately 9 hours of pre-course online work divided into three sections corresponding to the weekly Zoom meetings.

We will send you instructions for accessing the pre-course work 60 days before the start of class.

Please note: All videos must be viewed to receive full CE credit for this course portion.

RACE Approved for 16 Credit hours by the AAVSB

Please note: Students who do not attend all Zoom Group discussions will not receive full CE credit for the course.

Additional Course Information

Course Fee: $695

Course Notes: The Business of Canine Rehabilitation consists of three Zoom sessions, each lasting between 90 and 120 minutes. They will occur on:

  • March 20, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • April 3, 2024

Zoom sessions start promptly at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Students will be responsible for watching the videos corresponding to each meeting before the Zoom call and are encouraged to come with questions. The Zoom meetings will be in a roundtable discussion format.

Students will be given access to course videos and materials on Thinkific 60 days before the start of the course.

A Zoom link will be provided in a private email as well.

Course Instructors:


Amy Kramer, PT, DPT, CCRT

Francisco Maia, PT, DPT, CCRT

Topics Covered:

  • Business plans
  • Permits and licenses
  • Designing and equipping a rehabilitation practice
  • Veterinary practice software
  • Pricing and inventory management
  • Staffing and human resource management
  • Marketing: social media and traditional
  • Sales techniques for growing business