In Our August 2021 Issue ...

• A Message from Our CEO, Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR
• Preview CRI's Public TV Segments – On Air Starting September 1st!
• Start Your Acupuncture Certification This Fall
• Don't Miss Canine Sports Medicine in September
• Register for Our New Webinar "But Cats Don't Swim!"
• Last Chance! Enter Our Virtual VMX Drawing by September 1st!
• Congratulations to Team Goggin, Our Breezie Demo Dogs of the Month ... and more!
A Message from Our CEO, Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR.

Just when we felt we had our feet back on solid ground we are back on the COVID-19 roller coaster! We are prepared to adjust our protocols and limit class size if necessary but are cautiously optimistic that we will be returning to full classes in the fall. As always, keeping our students and faculty safe is our top priority.

A reminder that we have some great CE courses on the calendar, starting with Canine Sports Medicine. This very popular hands-on course taught by Dr. Chris Zink will be held September 16-18 at our Littleton, Colorado location. There are just a couple of seats remaining so register now and revolutionize how you manage care for the canine athletes in your practice.

Next year will be a busy one for CE. In 2022, we will offer Canine Therapeutic Exercise March 19-20, Veterinary Orthoses and Prostheses April 8-10, and Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation May 14-15. All three of these courses are open for registration. Our online Business of Canine Rehabilitation course this summer was a huge success so we will be offering it again next year. We are also looking at 2022 dates for Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, which sold out the day it was opened for registration! If you would like to get on the wait list for Ultrasound or Business, please contact us at

Get ready for our new 1-hour webinar — But Cats Don't Swim! Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw will answer many of your questions about rehabilitation and our feline friends. The webinar is scheduled for October 13 at 8 pm EDT. Registration is now open!

We are excited to announce our Public Television debut! Our segment will be featured on local public TV stations across the nation over the next 12 months as part of the program Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid. Our goal is to help the pet-owning public and referring veterinarians better understand the advantage of working with a certified canine rehabilitation therapist. Watch for the listings in your region and be sure to share with your family, friends, and colleagues!

Lastly, we encourage our internship mentors to contact us at CRI Internships to let us know the current status of your internship program and any plans you have for the coming months.

Wishing you all well,

Janet B. Van Dyke, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, CCRT
Founder and CEO
Preview CRI's Public TV Segments — On Air Starting September 1!

CRI is excited to announce that our first Public Television segment will begin airing September 1st. There will be a 1-minute promotional piece appearing on Fox Business News during prime time. The Public TV segment will then be featured on Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid and shown on public television stations over the next 12 months. Be sure to check your local Public TV channel for listings.
We created this programming to help pet owners better understand the benefits of canine rehabilitation and know how to find a qualified rehabilitation therapist. Be sure to share this with your friends, colleagues and pet owners!
To see CRI's full-length video (just over 8 minutes long), visit the News page on our website.
Start Your Acupuncture Certification This Fall!
Make plans now to start your acupuncture certification this fall! Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1) will be held October 22-24 with Modules 2 and 3 scheduled for January and March 2022, all in Littleton, Colorado.

Find out why CRI students love our hands-on acupuncture modules and give our faculty members excellent reviews! Register today to reserve your seat!

"Thank you to all of the instructors; you have all worked endlessly to put together an excellent course that has really improved my skills not only as an acupuncture therapist but also as a veterinarian. I had more confidence in speaking to my clients about what other options are available if surgery is not an option for them. Also a very big thank you to Deb who did a great job in keeping the classes flowing smoothly while also finding us excellent dogs to practice on. You all have been truly wonderful."
– Natasha Marzolf, DVM, CVAT, Aurora, Colorado

"Very informative and practical course. The in-person labs were incredibly helpful and I loved the cat section!"
– Rory Arrigo, DVM, CCRP, CVAT, Chicago, Illinois

"I LOVE the acupuncture courses. The class size is perfect, especially in regard to allowing each student to practice palpation and needling with direct supervision. Each instructor brings their own teaching style and experience to the group which is fantastic and so helpful. I would absolutely describe these classes as a relaxed, stress-free learning environment. There is a lot to learn and I always feel a little overwhelmed going through the pre-course online material, but I realize I know more than I think I do during the in-person portion of the course and the many reviews of the points in class makes me feel a lot better. I wish there were more acupuncture courses to take, even if it's just a refresher course at some point! I will definitely miss the instructors and am so thankful for all of the knowledge they have given me."
– Lerin Rives, DVM, CCRT, CVAT, Grafton, Wisconsin

Acupuncture modules are held in person in Littleton, Colorado with small group sizes. The following modules are open for registration:

Please see the Course Schedule on our website for the dates of our 2022 modules. Remember, save $200 when you register for Acupuncture Modules 1 and 2 or Acupuncture Modules 2 and 3 as a 2-course package.

Learn more: Read faculty member Dr. Bonnie Wright's article in the Summer 2021 issue of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) Journal: "Acupuncture for the Treatment of Neuromuscular Conditions in Dogs and Cats, With Emphasis on Intervertebral Disc Disease."
Watch our video to learn more about our acupuncture modules.
"Wonderful course! Faculty, staff, volunteers, and pets were fantastic!"
– Jacob Quin, DVM, CVAT, Norristown, Pennsylvania
Veterinary students: You are eligible to enroll in our Acupuncture modules after your first year of veterinary school. Please see our Veterinary Student Certification page for information about our 20% student discount.

Already certified? If you are already certified in acupuncture, be sure to check out our accelerated program for more hands-on training and increased knowledge of neurophysiology-based acupuncture. In the accelerated program, students watch the online videos for two of the three modules, and then attend one live module (either Module 2 or 3) for additional hands-on training. For the live module, we strongly recommend students attend Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients (Module 2). Students must watch the videos from Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1) before taking the in-person module.
CRI's Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist Program is recognized by the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, the U.S. affiliate of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Those enrolled in our program can sign up at as active members. Upon successful completion of the CVAT program, graduates can notify AAVA, and their status will be changed to credentialed members of AAVA.
Modules 1-3 are RACE approved by the AAVSB for 40 credit hours each. Our Acupuncture Program has received rave reviews! Please see our website to learn more.
Don't Miss Our September Canine Sports Medicine Module! Limited Seats Available!
A few seats are still open in our September 16-18 Canine Sports Medicine module in Littleton, Colorado! This is a great opportunity to gain the expertise needed to treat the canine athletes in your care.

Sports medicine expert Dr. Chris Zink will teach you about canine sporting events and provide the hands-on diagnostic and treatment tools you need to keep canine athletes and family pets in top shape. Dr. Zink, past president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of canine sports medicine. She is the author of several books and training materials on canine health.

What do the owners of canine athletes think about the value of CRI training?
"Our retrievers are hard-working dogs and have greatly benefited from the training in canine rehabilitation and conditioning that Dr. Alice Baker Meuten received at Canine Rehabilitation Institute. The dogs love it when Dr. Alice comes to visit, and we would not have been as successful over the past few years as we have been without her expertise and guidance."
- Marcy Wright and Kenny Trott, Horsetooth Retriever Kennel, Wellington, Colorado
Watch our video to learn more about the Canine Sports Medicine module.
What do CRI students think about Canine Sports Medicine?
"CRI’s Canine Sports Medicine inspired me to shift the focus of my veterinary practice to canine rehabilitation. Dr. Chris Zink was a terrific teacher. She did a great job explaining how structure and biomechanics impact the performance of canine athletes. The information she presented on injury prevention, treatment, and recovery was priceless!"
- Alice Baker Meuten, DVM, DACVSMR, MS-TCVM, CCRT, cAVCA, CVA, Fort Collins, Colorado
Canine Sports Medicine may be taken by veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians/nurses for continuing education or as part of the certification program for veterinary technicians/nurses. Please see the course page to learn more and register.
What About Our Feline Friends? Register for Our New Webinar "But Cats Don't Swim! Rehabilitation Techniques for Feline Patients"
Cats are considered family members, just like dogs, and they deserve the same level of care. But cats have not historically been frequent patients in the veterinary rehabilitation setting.

Join us for a special 1-hour webinar — But Cats Don't Swim! Rehabilitation Techniques for Feline Patients — on Wednesday, October 13 at 8:00 PM EDT. Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw will focus on what makes cats unique rehabilitation patients and will cover the natural behaviors of cats, orthopedic conditions, pain management, and modification of rehabilitation techniques.

Space is limited to 30 participants. Register today to reserve your seat!
Students in Clinical Skills module
Register Now for Upcoming 2021 and 2022 Courses!
Our January 2022 Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation module has already sold out, and we have just opened registration for our March 2022 Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation module in Coral Springs, Florida! Make plans to start our rehabilitation certification program in 2022, and register today to reserve your seat!

If you are a veterinarian or physical therapist who has completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, sign up today for our December 3-5 Clinical Skills module in Coral Springs, Florida, so you don't have to wait until February 2022 to complete this course. Limited seats are available!

Veterinary technicians/nurses: The next Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse module will be offered in April 2022 in Coral Springs, Florida. Plan to attend now before the seats all sell out.

We also are offering our Canine Sports Medicine module in September, taught by expert faculty member Dr. Chris Zink. We encourage all CCRVN and CCRA candidates to attend this fantastic module while it is available. Register now to guarantee your spot!

Some of our core rehabilitation courses will be held in a hybrid format with Zoom online learning sessions and small, in-person lab sessions.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to register now, or contact us at if you are interested in attending these upcoming courses.

Hybrid and in-person classes:

*Note: We plan to hold full classes starting in September, but this will depend on CDC guidelines and COVID restrictions at that time. If we are not able to hold a full class, we will split the class in half and add a second session. We will update the calendar as soon as dates have been finalized.

Online classes and webinars:

Please check our website for the most up-to-date course schedule.

Remember that we also offer discounted 2-course packages for either (1) Clinical Skills plus Clinical Applications or (2) Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse plus Canine Sports Medicine. We also offer discounted 2-course packages for our Acupuncture modules. Please see the 2-Course Packages sections on the Registration page for more details. If you are not sure when you plan to take a course, you may choose the option of a "Future" class. "Future" registrations may be subject to tuition increases. (Learn more.)

If you have previously registered for a "Future" course and wish to attend a class that is now open for registration, be sure to contact CRI and tell us which course you would like to attend. This is the only way to guarantee you have a seat in the course.

Register today, and reserve your seats in these classes!
In the Words of Our Students ... 

"CRI has done a phenomenal job of creating a comprehensive curriculum covering a vast amount of material and incorporating it into a systematic evaluation system that isn't 'cookie cutter,' but makes the CCRT able to perform a differential diagnosis for canines. It has been a wonderful learning experience, and I'm excited to add canines to my practice! All of the instructors have been extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and upbeat. Their positive reinforcement certainly works, and keeps all of the students motivated when the amount of information can seem overwhelming at first. It was also helpful that a couple of the videos in Skills and Applications reviewed previous lessons to reinforce what we learned before. Warmest thanks to everyone at CRI for their dedication to expanding rehab in the canine world. Our dogs and those who love them are all the better for it."
– Sarah Graham, MS, PT, Denver, Colorado
Registration Is Now Open for Our 2022 Continuing Education Courses!

We are excited to add several new continuing education courses to our 2022 schedule.

  • We have scheduled our popular V-OP course — renamed Veterinary Orthoses and Prostheses — for April 8-10, 2022, at OrthoPets headquarters in Westminster, Colorado, just outside Denver. This 2.5-day course will be taught by Dr. Felix Duerr and OrthoPets founder Martin Kaufmann. Don't miss this course – register today!

  • We also will hold our Canine Orthopedic Rehabilitation course May 14-15, 2022, in Littleton, Colorado. This course will include some online pre-course videos allowing us to do the entire course in 2 live days rather than 2.5 as was originally planned. It no longer includes a Zoom session. Register now!

If you are interested in our upcoming 2022 courses, visit our website to register, or contact us at to add your name to our interest list.
We've Updated Our Hybrid Course Format for Rehabilitation Courses.

We have changed our hybrid course format to further improve our learning methods for our students.

For CCRT candidates, our hybrid format is:

For CCRVN candidates, our hybrid format is:

Please visit our Course Schedule page for an up-to-date list of upcoming courses. If you are interested in taking a course, please register or contact us at to join our interest list.
Internship Mentors: Have You Received Our "Mentor Minute" Newsletter?

We have sent our "Mentor Minute" newsletter to all current internship mentors. If you are a mentor and did not receive it or if your practice would like to join our internship team, please contact

In light of the current social distancing policies, we want all of our current CCRT- and CCRVN-internship candidates and intern mentors to know that CRI is extending indefinitely our graduates' eligibility to complete an internship. Those who have internships currently scheduled should contact their mentor sites to confirm plans.
All Veterinarians May Now Earn CE Credits Through Our CRI Member Library!
Our CRI Member Library is now open to all veterinarians! During this time when it is difficult to get CE credits due to travel restrictions, the CRI Member Library is a great way to fulfill most states' current continuing education requirements!

For $795, students can have unlimited access for one year to our CRI Member Library! The CRI Member Library includes 60+ hours of RACE-approved online courses taught by our expert faculty - and content continues to grow! Our Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management course has just been updated and is now available again in the CRI Member Library.

Already have a subscription to the CRI Member Library? Renew your annual subscription for a $250 renewal fee! We have added hours of continuing education content this year and will continue to add more online content in early 2021.

All veterinarians can subscribe to the CRI Member Library. Physical therapists and veterinary technicians/nurses that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation (including the exam) can subscribe. CCRPs are also welcome to subscribe. Veterinary technicians/nurses need to submit a valid Employment Agreement Letter.
See the CRI Member Library page on our website to learn more and sign up today! Be sure to indicate in the Checkout process that you have completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation or are a CCRP.
Expand Your Acupuncture Knowledge With Our CRI Acupuncture Member Library!

Subscriptions are now available to our CRI Acupuncture Member Library, a separate online library just for acupuncture content! For $150, students can have unlimited access for one year to our CRI Acupuncture Member Library with recordings of six acupuncture webinars. Keep expanding your knowledge and skills by learning from our expert faculty!

Please note that the six acupuncture webinars are also included in our main CRI Member LibraryIf you subscribe to the CRI Member Library, you do not need a separate subscription to the CRI Acupuncture Member Library.

The CRI Acupuncture Member Library is available to veterinarians who have completed CRI's Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1) and veterinarians who have been certified in acupuncture through CRI or another program can subscribe. During the registration process, please be sure you indicate that you have completed Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1) or have been certified in acupuncture.
Please see our CRI Acupuncture Member Library page for complete details and a link to subscribe.
Residents: Need to Complete a Research Project?

Are you an intern or resident who needs to complete a research project? Our comprehensive Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research course can take you from "How to write a hypothesis" to launching your pilot study.
We are planning to offer this course in 2022. Please contact us to add your name to our interest list. This online course, led by faculty member Dr. Chris Zink, includes 10 live discussions held once a week and is limited to 15 students to allow ample time for interaction.
Visit our website to learn more about our special discount for ACVSMR and VOS residents. Residents: join VOS to get 25% off the tuition!
Our Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research course has received great reviews from students!
"I absolutely loved this class. Chris's enthusiasm for research as well as her openness to people who are not in academia as nascent researchers was refreshing. As someone who went directly into practice rather than the internship route, it was very helpful in defining the research process from how to form a solid hypothesis from a germ of an idea all the way to writing the paper. It also provided a basis to read journal articles with a more critical eye. The tips that Chris provided from her years of experience in the research field were invaluable."
- Beth Ellen McNamara, DVM, CCRT, CVMA, CVAT, Harrison, Maine

"I learnt a great deal during this course and look forward to putting it into practice. Thank you."
- Tanya Grantham, BVSc, CVA, CCRP, CCBW, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
"Wonderful course - I learned so much."
- Sheradan Pate, DVM, CVA, CCRT, Pismo Beach, Hawaii
During the course, students receive a comprehensive introduction to clinical research in the veterinary setting, covering the entire process from concept to publication.
Please contact us at to add your name to our interest list for this class.
Last Chance! Enter Our Virtual VMX Drawing for $500 Off Tuition by September 1st!

Ready to add rehabilitation and/or acupuncture to your practice? Come learn more at our booth at the Virtual VMX Expo!

To visit the booth, create a free VMX Virtual Expo account and log in for full access to the interactive exhibits.

While you are at CRI's booth, be sure to enter a drawing for $500 off tuition to Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation! We will select a winner on September 1st, so enter today!
CRI Faculty To Present at Upcoming Conferences.

CRI faculty members are looking forward to presenting at these upcoming events.
September 7
Kara Amstutz will present a webinar on "Developmental Orthopedic Disease in Dogs" on September 7 for Onlinepethealth.
September 11-15
Bonnie Wright will be lecturing at the 27th Annual International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Symposium taking place September 11-15 in Nashville, Tennessee.
If you are attending these events, please be sure to say hello!
CRI Faculty and Graduates Selected for New PulseVet Small Animal Advisory Board.

CRI is honored to have three faculty members and graduates selected for PulseVet's new Small Animal Advisory Board. Congratulations to CRI faculty members Dr. Janet Van Dyke and Dr. Leilani Alvarez, and CRI graduate Dr. Carolina Medina for their selection to this board. The PulseVet Small Animal Advisory Board includes well-recognized leaders in veterinary orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and rehabilitation in both academia and private practice. Read more.
Listen to a New Podcast Episode with CRI Founder Dr. Janet Van Dyke.

Dr. Janet Van Dyke, CRI's founder and CEO, was recently featured on Fueled: A Sporting Dog Podcast presented by Eukanuba™ and hosted by Dr. Joe Spoo. In this episode, Dr. Spoo and Dr. Van Dyke discuss canine rehabilitation — what it is and what training looks like. Listen to the podcast.
Join the Newest Chapter of ANZCVS — Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

We are pleased to announce the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists' newest chapter: Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Veterinarians are encouraged to join this new chapter where membership can be pursued (via examination) in either Canine or Equine tracks.

CRI's founder and CEO Janet Van Dyke, DVM, ACVSMR, MANZCVS, CCRT, serves as secretary of the chapter. Yoko Clinch, BSc BVMS (Hons), MANZCVS, CCRT, is the president, and Jane McNae, BVSc, MACVSc (Surg), MRCVS, PG Cert (Med Ed), FHEA, CCRT, is the sponsor liaison.

The chapter held its inaugural lecture track in July at this year’s ANZCVS Science Week, and CRI veteran faculty member Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT, was selected to be the keynote address presenter.

For more information, please visit the Chapter's website.
Research Update from Canine Home Exercises

Effect of Targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Canine Postoperative Hemilaminectomy: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

The Study: 53 client-owned dogs who underwent hemilaminectomy for naturally occurring disk extrusion intervertebral disc disease were included in a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating targeted PEMF therapy. The dogs were randomized into PEMF treatment or placebo treatment groups. Outcome measures included wound healing and administration of pain medications.

Study Limitations: Small study size, concurrent additional post-operative care.

Impact on Clinical Practice: Wound healing, evaluated by visual analog score and wound evaluation scale, was significantly improved at 6 weeks postoperatively in the treatment compared with the control group. Pain medication administration was less in the treatment group during the 7-day post-operative period compared to the control group. No negative effects were noted in either group.
Canine Home Exercises Are an Integral Component of Any Rehabilitation Plan. We Make It Easy.
Innovative technologies and expert design for an all-in-one solution, Canine Home Exercises (CHE) allows you to build home exercise programs in seconds. With beautifully designed instructional videos, the CHE program is e-mailed to clients while tracking tools and insightful analytics allow you to monitor progress or trouble shoot challenges from any computer.
See why CCRTs choose Canine Home Exercises today.
Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT
Evidence-Based Resources at Your Fingertips - From Canine Arthritis Resources & Education.

CRI is pleased to be a sponsor of Canine Arthritis Resources and Education (CARE). Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions you will see in your practice, with at least 1 in 5 dogs developing the disease in their lifetime. As the leading cause of chronic pain, OA can have a significant impact on the quality of life for your patients, and for your clients who are caring for dogs in pain.
While OA isn't curable, the earlier you can identify and manage it, the better impact you can have on your patients' quality of life. With CARE, you'll find tools, resources, and evidence-based information to help aid you in your practice.
CARE was founded by CRI faculty member Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR, as a central resource to answer the most common questions about OA that she encounters from colleagues around the world. The website covers everything from diagnosing developmental orthopedic diseases to nutrition and weight loss, rehabilitation, pain management, lifestyle modifications, and more. There are resources to share with clients, as well as extensive, evidence-based content for dog owners to help them manage their dog's OA at home. Visit the CARE website to learn more.
Check Out Continuing Education from Onlinepethealth.

Kinesiology taping can be a valuable modality for a multitude of conditions and indications. In the month of September, the Onlinepethealth Equine Membership will be enjoying a series of four CPD registered webinars with Dr. Sybille Molle on the use of this modality for some of the most common conditions we treat. Our Small Animal line-up will be featuring Dr. Kara Amstutz and Dr. Maira Rezende tackling two interesting webinars, and our Hydro webinar for the month is an interactive discussion on the different uses and applications of posture and motion in the water. 
If you are not an Onlinepethealth Member, you can purchase tickets to individual webinars or to the full series – we would love it if you sent us a message, or head over to our website for more information:
PT Students: You Can Now Register for Rehabilitation Certification Courses Before Completing Your Degree.

Attention, physical therapists and PT students! You can now register for CRI courses during your final year in PT school and start your certification as a canine rehabilitation therapist as soon as you have graduated and are licensed! We will NO LONGER require that you graduate before registering for courses. This will allow you to achieve your dream of working with animals much sooner!
Physical therapy students can register for any courses that licensed physical therapists can take, but you cannot start the courses until you graduate and are licensed. To become certified as a CCRT, you must complete the three required courses plus a 40-hour internship. In addition, you must have completed one year of clinical experience in human physical therapy after receiving your PT license.
Have questions? Contact us at We are very excited to continue helping more and more PTs along this exciting journey! 
Veterinary Students: Have You Heard About the Changes to Our Rehabilitation and Acupuncture Certification Programs?
We know that veterinary students that graduate with certifications in veterinary rehabilitation and/or acupuncture have more to offer a potential employer. But finances and school schedules can make this additional training very challenging. With this in mind, CRI has made adjustments to our rehabilitation and acupuncture certification programs just for veterinary students.

Certification in Canine Rehabilitation (CCRT): Students can start their training by taking Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation any time after their first year. They can then take the second module, Clinical Skills, any time after their second year. After their third year, they can take the last module, Clinical Applications, followed by a 40-hour internship. Certification will be awarded when the students obtain their veterinary licenses.

Certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (CVAT): Students can start their training by taking Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture any time after their first year. They can then take the second module, Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients any time after their second year, and the last module, Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture, any time after their third year. Certification will be awarded when the students obtain their veterinary licenses.

We encourage veterinary students to take advantage of the 20% discount off the tuition we are currently offering. We are also in discussions with our sponsor companies to develop tuition assistance programs.

For complete details, please see our Veterinary Student Certification page or contact us at
Please Support The Tayla Fund.

CRI is pleased to announce the creation of The Tayla Fund, in memory of Tayla, a long-time favorite demo dog and the beloved companion of Janessa Shine, an O.R. nurse at Coral Springs Animal Hospital.

Donations to The Tayla Fund are tax-deductible and will be used to pay for rehabilitation at Coral Springs Animal Hospital for clients who cannot afford it.

During this challenging time when many people are facing temporary unemployment, it is even more important to be generous and help us support those in need.

Dr. Janet Van Dyke, CRI's founder and CEO, made the first donation to launch The Tayla Fund.

To make a tax-deductible donation, use the button below to donate to Coral Springs Animal Hospital's charitable fund through the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. Please be sure to select Coral Springs Animal Hospital as the recipient and specify "The Tayla Fund" in the Donor Name(s) for Public Recognition section of the donation form.
Tayla was the December 2018 recipient of the Breezie Demo Dog of the Month Award. During her long career with CRI, she helped train hundreds of veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary nurses/technicians.
Congratulations to Our August Rehabilitation Students!

In August, we were excited to welcome students in the Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse module and the Clinical Skills module to Colorado Veterinary Specialty Group's new facility in Littleton, Colorado.

Congratulations to these students for furthering their rehabilitation education. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse August 2021 class photo
Students, faculty, and demo dogs posed for a class photo during the in-person session of Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse, held August 6-8 in Littleton, Colorado.
Clinical Skills August 21-23, 2021 class photo
Students, faculty, and demo dogs took a class photo during the in-person session of Clinical Skills, held August 21-23 in Littleton, Colorado.
Discount on CE Courses Available for VOS and AARV Members, and CRI Graduates.
CRI is offering a 10% discount on most continuing education courses to members of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS) and the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV), as well as CRI graduates (CCRTs, CCRVNs, and CCRAs).
Please visit our Continuing Education page for a list of eligible courses and our FAQ page for more details. Note that continuing education courses do not include core rehabilitation or acupuncture courses taken for certification.
Discounted Hotel Rates Are Available for Fall Classes in Colorado and Winter/Spring Classes in Florida!

CRI has arranged discounted rates at three hotels near Littleton, Colorado, for fall in-person courses. We are pleased to now offer a discounted rate at the TownePlace Suites Denver Southwest/Littleton in Littleton, Colorado. We also have arranged discounted rates at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel for in-person classes from November through March.

Please check our Littleton, Colorado Travel page and our Coral Springs, Florida Travel page for more details about each hotel and reservation links!
The Element Denver Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colorado, is offering studio suites for $79-84 per night plus tax, subject to availability. The Element is an all-suite Silver LEED-certified hotel with fully equipped kitchens and many rooms with mountain views. Pets are welcome with a $50 pet fee. The Element provides complimentary breakfast, parking, and high speed internet, as well as free access to an indoor saline pool, fitness center, and business center.
The Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colorado, is offering a standard guest room for $99 and up per night plus tax, subject to availability. The Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows provides a complimentary daily hotel shuttle to and from Colorado Veterinary Specialty Group (currently paused due to COVID). The hotel also offers free access to an indoor pool and fitness center.
The TownePlace Suites Denver Southwest/Littleton in Littleton, Colorado, is offering a studio or 1-bedroom suite for $119 per night plus tax, subject to availability. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, on-site parking, and high-speed wi-fi. It has a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center on-site.
The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center in Coral Springs, Florida, is offering a standard room with breakfast for one person for $137-160 per night plus tax, subject to availability. The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor heated pool. Pets are welcome with a $50 pet fee.
Congratulations to Team Goggin, Our Breezie Demo Dogs of the Month!
Team Goggin, Breezie Demo Dog of the Month winners
Our August Breezie Demo Dog Award Winners are Team Goggin — Dolly, Tesla, and Gamer — the three energetic companions of Lydia Goggin.

Dolly (at right in photo) is an approximately 13-year-old lab/bc mix adopted from the humane society. Lydia says, "Dolly got me started in sports including flyball, disc, and agility and well as being my hiking, bikejoring, and adventure partner for years!"

Tesla (left) is a 6-year-old purpose-bred Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. Lydia notes that Tesla was bred to be her height dog for flyball, but she excels in everything they try! She competes in flyball, disc, and dock and dabbles in agility. She has also performed in several "stunt dog" shows with the Canine Stars.

Gamer (middle) is an almost 3-year-old bc/whippet mix, purpose-bred for flyball. He made his flyball debut earlier this year and is already putting up some blazing fast times! Gamer also competes in disc and has done some agility training and some playing on the dock. Lydia notes, "Gamer is a sensitive soul, and we have worked very hard on his confidence and he has come so far. He brings much-needed balance to my otherwise feisty female pack!"

In recognition of this honor, Team Goggin will receive a $50 gift certificate from Jiminy's good for any of their treats or dog food. Congratulations, Dolly, Tesla, and Gamer, and enjoy your yummy Jiminy's treats!
The Breezie Demo Dog of the Month Award is given in memory of Breezie, who was the lead demo dog for our Coral Springs courses for more than 9 years and helped to educate more than 800 veterinary and physical therapy professionals. She was such a great demo dog that our faculty would beg to have her in their small group sessions. Breezie's favorite holiday was Halloween when she was always the best dressed dog in Coral Springs!
Stay Connected With CRI on Facebook!

Are you following CRI on Facebook? Be sure to stay connected for the most up-to-date news and photos from our courses. Tag your friends and colleagues and share our posts to spread the word about veterinary rehabilitation!
Have You Looked at CRI's Online Job Postings?  

If you are considering a new position in canine rehabilitation, be sure to check out the Jobs page on the CRI website, which has numerous listings. Recent postings include openings for rehabilitation veterinarians, physical therapists, and technicians/nurses in Florida, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, New York, Maryland, Tennessee, New Jersey, Washington, California, Ohio, British Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

If you have a job opening that you would like to publicize, please use our online Job Posting Form to submit your listing.
Be Careful With Protected Terms Such as "Physical Therapy" and "Veterinary Medicine."

CRI students and graduates, please remember that you may only use protected terms such as "physical therapy" and "veterinary medicine" in your advertising materials if you are licensed in these fields. We discuss protected terms during Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, and we hope everyone continues to remember and follow the recommendations provided.
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CRI Graduates: Is Your Contact Information Still Correct?

If you are a CRI graduate, please check your listing in the Find a Therapist online directory and make sure the contact information is correct. If you have any updates, please email Joyce Rudzitis, CRI's chief operating officer.
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse - Coral Springs, Florida

Coral Springs Animal Hospital located in Coral Springs, Florida, is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse (CCRVN or CCRA) to join our growing Physical Rehabilitation Department in our newly designed space. Knowledge and experience in sedation and anesthesia are required to monitor patients for MRI, CTs, radiographs and minor procedures. Experience handling exotics and wildlife is preferred, but not required. We offer the following modalities: laser therapy, TUS, shockwave therapy, PEMF, cryotherapy, manual therapy, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, full equipment for therapeutic exercises, land treadmill, and underwater treadmill.
Education and Experience Recommended: CVT, LVT, RVT, CCRVN or CCRA
To Apply: Please email CV to For more information about the practice, visit Please read the complete job posting for full details.
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Don't forget that CCRTs, CCRVNs, and CCRAs are eligible for a 10% discount on most CRI Continuing Education Courses!
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