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In Our February 2020 Issue ...

Register Now for Our August Introduction to Acupuncture Module in the UK!uk
Acupuncture hands-on learning_ UK flag Special Discount Available for CCRTs! 

Veterinarians: A few seats are remaining for our Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1) course, coming up August 14-16 in the UK! Registration will close soon, so register now to guarantee your space. This course will be held at the renowned Fitzpatrick Referrals in Godalming, Surrey in the UK.

We also are offering a 15% tuition discount ($375) for veterinarian CCRTs who register for this August course. Combine outstanding continuing education with a summer holiday in the UK. Visit the Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist page on our website to learn more about our program, and register now to take advantage of this special discount!

Our Acupuncture Program has been accredited by the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists. After reviewing our course faculty, curriculum, and the syllabus for each module, they are excited that we will be offering this program in England starting in August 2020.
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 details and information about our 20% student discount. 
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.
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Learn How to Conduct Research in Our Veterinary Clinical Research Course!research

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Dr. Chris Zink
We had a great response to the presentation CRI faculty member Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA, gave to residents and interns at the Veterinary Orthopedic Society's 2020 Conference earlier this month in Sun Valley, Idaho! 
Dr. Zink will be taking a deeper dive into research and statistics during our upcoming course, Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research. This combination live/online course provides a comprehensive introduction to clinical research in the veterinary setting and guides students from concept to publication. Each participant will begin by developing a research hypothesis that matches their interests and clinical case loads, and then will design, carry out and analyze the data for a pilot study. This course runs from May 25 to August 3 and includes 10 online discussions held once a week.
The Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research course is limited to 15 students, and discounted rates are available to residents who are VOS members.
We highly recommend that anyone wanting to take this course in 2020 register now!
Register for Our Upcoming Acupuncture Courses in the USAacupuncture    
Acupuncture class Veterinarians: We'd like to remind our students who have taken Acupuncture Module 1 that we will be offering Module 2 on May 1-3 and Module 3 on July 10-12. Register today to move forward with your certification as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist.

We also have just opened registration for Module 1 in the United States on August 21-23 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Our upcoming U.S. courses are:

Remember, save $200 when you register for Acupuncture Modules 1 and 2 or Acupuncture Modules 2 and 3 as a 2-course package (U.S. courses only).

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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.
The 2020 AAVA annual meeting is taking place April 17-19 at The Peabody Hotel (dog friendly!) in Memphis, Tennessee. CRI faculty member Dr. Bonnie Wright will be presenting several lectures at this conference. We encourage everyone to attend!
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 details and information about our 20% student discount. 
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.
words In the Words of Our Students ... 

"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 experience. I'm impressed with how much we were able to learn in a relatively short amount of time. I feel like the program was well rounded in preparing us for a variety of settings and patient populations and giving us enough knowledge to get started. I definitely have interest in future CE courses, either online or in person, once I've gained some experience in the field. I want to thank everyone again for the wonderful experience!"
- Laura Schwanebeck, PT, DPT, DeLand, Florida
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Outgoing VOS President Janet Van Dyke and incoming President Ross Palmer present Martha Murray, MD (center), with a plaque of appreciation for serving as Jacques Jenny lecturer.

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Janet Van Dyke invited NASA astronaut Cady Coleman (center) to speak about her experiences aboard the International Space Station. CRI faculty member Kristin Kirkby Shaw (right) moderated a session on Sports Medicine.

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Several CRI graduates and faculty members attended the conference, including (from left) Mich Powers, Cara Blake, Janet Van Dyke, and Kristin Kirkby Shaw. Drs. Powers, Blake, and Van Dyke also serve on the VOS Board of Directors.
CRI Faculty Take Leading Roles at Veterinary Orthopedic Society's Annual Conferencevos

by Janet Van Dyke
CRI Founder and CEO

It was my honor to be president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society this year and to preside over our 47th annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, earlier this month. It was a fantastic event from our "kick off" Super Bowl Party to our Awards Banquet. We had 258 registered attendees representing 10 countries.

My opening message to the attendees stressed my desire to encourage young women to pursue careers in orthopedics and sports medicine. To bring this point home, we had 3 very successful women in STEM-based careers take part in our program. Our keynote Jacques Jenny Lecturer, Dr. Martha Murray, head of sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University Medical School, was phenomenal, and many said that she was the best Jacques Jenny presenter they had ever heard.
Our VOS Education Foundation Night was a huge success as NASA astronaut Cady Coleman dazzled our standing-room-only audience with her presentation on her experiences as the lead scientist and lead robotics officer aboard the International Space Station. Her emphasis upon encouraging young women to pursue careers in STEM-based fields and the need for collaboration and teamwork in any working environment rang home with the audience.
CRI's own Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, was an invited lecturer, presenting to the residents and interns on the key points for getting research published, starting with statistics. Her presentation was very well received with many of the attendees thanking her for this great information.
CRI faculty members Kristin Kirkby Shaw, Cara Blake, and Amy Kramer were also in attendance and played active roles in the conference. I will now step down to the role of Immediate Past President, handing the official Presidential duties over to CRI faculty member Ross Palmer. In my role as Immediate Past President, I will head up the Nominations Committee. I invite all who are interested in becoming an active member of the VOS board to contact me.
Congratulations to CRI Faculty on Their Leadership at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting!apta 

APTA CSM 2020 CRI had a great time at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, held February 12-15 in Denver!
Congratulations to CRI faculty member Francisco Maia, PT, DPT, CCRT, on his new position as vice president of APTA's Animal Physical Therapy Special Interest Group!
Kudos to CRI graduates Jill Kuhl, DPT, CCRT, and Jenny Jones, PT, MS, DPT, CCRT, who presented the lecture for the SIG's annual lecture track at the Combined Sections Meeting. 
In addition, we are excited to announce that CRI faculty member Sasha Foster, MS Physical Therapy, CCRT, will be the presenter at next year's conference, scheduled for February 24-27, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.

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Left: Francisco Maia is sworn in as vice president of APTA's Animal Physical Therapy SIG. Right: Jill Kuhl and Jenny Jones lecture during the SIG's annual lecture track.
Only Two Seats Remain in Our April Kinesiotaping and Orthopedics Courses!orthopedics

Only two seats remain in our April Kinesiotaping and Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation courses. If you are interested in taking these exciting new courses, we recommend that you register now!

You may register for an individual course, or take both courses for a total of 20 credit hours (and a significant cost savings):
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Dr. Ross Palmer
Both courses are RACE approved by the AAVSB. 
Our special guest lecturer for Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation is Ross Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVS, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
These courses are designed to take your rehabilitation skills to the next level! Surgery or non-surgical treatment? Want to improve your gait analysis skills? How do you design the most appropriate treatment plan? What is kinesiotaping all about? 

Register now, and don't miss your chance to take these courses!
Register Now for Our March Business of Canine Rehabilitation Course!business

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Thinking about opening your own practice? Could the management of your current practice be improved? The Business of Canine Rehabilitation is for veterinarians, physical therapists, practice managers, veterinary nurses ... anyone wanting to know how to open, manage, and improve the bottom line for a canine rehabilitation practice.  
The Business of Canine Rehabilitation will be held March 27-28 at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, Florida. The teaching team will include a veterinarian and two physical therapists who have all run busy, successful rehabilitation practices. Interactive discussions will give you plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Do you have a business plan? What about staffing requirements? Equipping your practice? Marketing? Are you thinking about transitioning from general practice to rehabilitation/integrative practice? This class is your opportunity to learn how to incorporate rehabilitation into your practice in a way that benefits your clients - and your bottom line!

This course sold out the last time it was offered, so register now to reserve your seat in the class!

"This course was excellent. I am a business owner DVM looking to start a separate rehabilitation practice in conjunction with our general practice. I brought my business partner/hospital manager who has no rehabilitation experience. She also found the course excellent, particularly how the business perspective associated with the various permutations of a rehabilitation practice was presented." 
- Erin True, DVM, Elk Grove, California

"All the instructors were really great! I loved that each came from a different background, with different practice styles, and from different parts of the country."
- Sofia Brickman, DVM, CCRT, cVMA, Los Angeles, California

"This class was excellent and gave me the tools I need to start my new rehabilitation practice, as well as practical steps I will be able to take as soon as I get home."
- Jennifer Bouthilet, DVM, MBA, CCRT, CVAT, Stillwater, Minnesota
Veterinary Students: Don't Miss the March 1st "Help 'Em Out" Contest Deadline! helpemout
Enter for a Chance to Win Free Tuition!

Help _Em Out Contest graphic Blue Dog Designs, maker of the Help'Em Up HarnessĀ®, in partnership with CRI, has announced the 2020 "Help 'Em Out" competition to encourage veterinary students to pursue education in canine rehabilitation. The winner will receive free tuition for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, one of the three courses required for certification by Canine Rehabilitation Institute - a $2,900 value!
All currently enrolled veterinary students in the U.S. are eligible to enter. Entrants will need to write a 400-500-word essay explaining why they are interested in canine rehabilitation and what they hope to accomplish in their career. The contest is limited to the first 50 essays received.
The winner will be selected by representatives from Blue Dog Designs and CRI by March 29, 2020, and would be eligible to attend Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation as early as June 5-9, 2020, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
All entries for the "Help 'Em Out" contest must be received by March 1, 2020. Please see the Help 'Em Out contest page on the CRI website to enter.  
Don't Miss Our Three Courses in Belgium in May 2020!vepra

CRI will hold three courses in May at Het Waterhof in Belgium.
Interested in attending our Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module in 2020? Be sure to register for our May course taking place at Het Waterhof in Belgium. This course will only be held in Europe this year - act now to reserve your spot! 
Students who cannot make it to Belgium should look into our new Clinical Applications module, which also will take your CCRT skills to the next level. This course was designed to bring the concepts of the Advanced Therapist module into our core curriculum, so we highly recommend it for all CCRTs who graduated before 2020. We are offering a special introductory CCRT discount of 20% for our April Clinical Applications module!

A few seats still remain in all our Belgian courses, so please see our European Program page and register now while space is available.
Please note that we are offering a special 100 Euro discount for the first 10 registrants in the Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist course. Register today by emailing, and claim your discount!
Those of you who have been certified for at least 12 months are welcome to attend the Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module. This course offers a quick review of your Therapist module techniques as a refresher. It will then teach you to advance your manual skills, provide you with new approaches for your neuro patients, and advance your therapeutic exercise program. This course is taught by CRI faculty member Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT, and a team of CRI teaching assistants. As Ellen is based in Belgium, we offer this module once per year at her incredible facility there. If you prefer to attend the Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module in the United States, please contact us at 
If you are interested in attending these courses, please visit our European Program page for more details, and register by contacting Het Waterhof at
Australia outline with flag Only Six Seats Remain for Our July Introduction Module in Australia!australia

Only six seats remain for our popular Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation module being held July 27-31 in Brisbane, Australia! Registration is scheduled to close on March 1st, so we recommend registering soon!

This exciting module covers the anatomy, biomechanics, manual techniques, physical modalities, and therapeutic exercises needed to successfully practice canine rehabilitation. Small class size, loads of demo dogs, and a friendly, talented faculty assure that you will leave this course confirmed in the skills that you need.

Please visit the VetPrac website to learn more or register for this course. Contact us at if you have any questions.
CRI Faculty to Present at the SAVMA Symposium and AAVA Conference.

We are excited to have CRI faculty members presenting at these upcoming meetings. Be sure to say hello if you are attending these events:
CCRVN Candidates: Register Now for August Courses!ccrvn

Attention, CCRVN candidates: The Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nursing module and the Canine Sports Medicine module are being offered just once in 2020 in the United States. Both courses will be held in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. 
If you are working on your CCRVN certification, be sure to register for these courses while space is available! 
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A Special Offer for All CCRTS!ccrtapplications 

CCRTs: Travel to sunny Florida in April and you will get a 25% discount off our all-new Clinical Applications module! The tuition will be dropped from $1,750 to $1,300!

This hands-on course - recently  RACE approved for 24 credit hours - will give you lots of opportunities to improve your evaluation skills, create assessments, and develop treatment plans for all types of canine rehabilitation cases.  Clinical Applications is now the third module required for CCRT certification. Take advantage of this time-limited offer to build on your current rehabilitation skills and stay current with the field.

When registering for the April course, be sure to select the button for the CCRT discounted rate to receive the $1,300 tuition.

Clinical Applications - Coral Springs Animal Hospital - Coral Springs, Florida - April 24-26, 2020

There are a limited number of seats available so register now!
Our New Online CE Course Subscription Contains 57.5 Credit Hours!onlinecourses

Did you know that our Online CE Course Subscription contains 57.5 hours of RACE-approved credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses? Our online courses are a great way to gain in-depth knowledge from CRI's expert faculty, without time away from your practice or the expense of travel.
Online CE Course Subscription
We are now offering our online CE courses on a subscription basis.  Veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians/nurses that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and CCRPs can subscribe. Veterinary technicians/nurses need to submit a valid Employment Agreement Letter . Online courses will no longer be offered individually with the exception of Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation . Please visit the Continuing Education page on the CRI website to sign up for an Online CE Course Subscription. Note: Only one person may use a subscription login.
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Register Now for 2020 Courses! register
Registration is filling up quickly for 2020 courses! Make plans to join us, and register today!
The following classes are open for registration:  

  Live classes - U.S. and international:
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 (formerly Canine Rehabilitation Therapist) plus Clinical Applications or (2) Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nursing plus Canine Sports Medicine. Please see the 2-Course Packages section at the bottom of 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!
PT Students: You Can Now Register for Rehabilitation Certification Courses Before Completing Your Degreept

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?vetstudentprograms

Veterinary student with white dog 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
The Tayla Fund Introducing The Tayla Fundtayla

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.

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.

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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.
Our Updated CCRT Curriculum Begins in 2020!ccrt     

We are excited to announce our updated Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) program for veterinarians and physical therapists.

Starting January 1, 2020, the three modules for CCRT certification will be:
  • Module 1: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. The content of this module will remain essentially the same. This is a 5-day course.
  • Module 2: Clinical Skills (formerly called Canine Rehabilitation Therapist). Students will be introduced to clinical assessment, goal setting, treatment planning, and outcome measurement from a physical therapy perspective. This is a 5-day course.
  • Module 3: Clinical Applications. This is a new hands-on course where students will be able to practice their evaluation skills, create assessments, and present treatment plans for all types of canine rehabilitation cases. This is a 3-day course.
  • Internship: A 40-hour internship remains a requirement for CCRT certification.
These changes only apply to the CCRT certification program for veterinarians and physical therapists. There is NO change to the CCRVN/CCRA curriculum for veterinary technicians/nurses.

Please see the CCRT page on our website for more details and the options for current students. Register today to reserve your seat!
e-Learning Therapeutic Handling Our New Online Therapeutic Handling Course Is Open to Everyone!therapeutic

Did you know that one of our newer online courses - Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation - is open to everyone? This course has been getting great reviews from students.

"I thought this was very helpful course! It was packed with reminders for cueing into your patient, and helpful tips for assessing and helping provide enjoyable treatment sessions for the patient! Thank you!"
- Joy Alleman, DVM, CCRT, Watertown, Massachusetts

In this online course, rehabilitation therapists learn to eliminate anxiety and fear so they are better able to localize injuries, address pain, and implement treatment plans. Designed specifically for veterinary rehabilitation professionals, Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation provides information and skills to help prevent anxiety and fear and manage behaviors.

This course is now RACE approved by the AAVSB for 1 credit hour.

This 88-minute course is open to everyone and is taught by Sasha Foster and Ashley Foster. To learn more and register, please see the Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation course page.
Congratulations to Our February Clinical Skills Students!

We had a great group of students attend the February 22-26 Clinical Skills module in Coral Springs, Florida. We hope to see you all again soon!

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Students, faculty, and a demo dog take a class photo during Clinical Skills, held February 22-26 in Coral Springs, Florida. Thank you to our sponsors Walkin Pets by, Cutting Edge Laser Technologies, Respond Systems, and Sasha Foster/The Art of Canine Physical Therapy.
Discount on CE Courses Available for VOS and AARV Members, and CRI Graduates.

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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.
Reserve Discounted Hotel Accommodations at the Sheraton Denver West and the Fort Lauderdale Marriott!

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CRI has arranged discounted rates at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel for March through October 2020. The Sheraton is providing a complimentary daily hotel shuttle to and from Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. It also features complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms, complimentary self parking, and free access to the indoor pool and fitness center. Please check our Wheat Ridge Travel page for reservation links, and be sure to reserve your room before the cut-off dates to ensure the group rate.

We also have arranged for discounted rates at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel through April 2020. Please visit our Coral Springs Travel page for reservation links and details about cut-off dates.

Please note that the Fort Lauderdale Marriott is pet-friendly! There is a one-time (per stay) $50 non-refundable fee.
Congratulations to Mac, Our Breezie Demo Dog of the Month! breezie

Mac_ the February Breezie Demo Dog of the Month
Our February Breezie Demo Dog Award Winner is Mac (officially "Lomac"), a golden retriever that is approximately 3 years old. Mac is the much loved companion of Dr. Amanda Benton, an emergency/critical care veterinarian at Coral Springs Animal Hospital.

Dr. Benton was thrilled to adopt Mac. She explains: "I got a call one rainy morning by my friend who works at animal control in Fort Lauderdale about a newly admitted golden retriever. She knew I had been looking to adopt a golden retriever for the last decade, but it's hard to find one through shelters because they get picked up so quickly. I ran in and met him and obviously fell in love, but I did not want to get my hopes up as he did have an owner. I put a hold on him for $20 and waited. His owners apparently said they were coming to pick up him, but never did. After the holding period about a week later, I got a call that he would be ready to be picked up the next day after his neuter. I couldn't believe it!"
Dr. Benton adds that Mac "now lives with two tiny dogs under 6 pounds and a cat. He is always gentle with them and even waits to lick their food bowls clean until after they're finished. I'm not sure if he was ever allowed indoors before as he was confused by the house and furniture. Once he figured out that he was allowed on the bed and it was comfortable, it's hard to get him off sometimes! He loves going to daycare and the dog park. He especially loves coming to work with me when he volunteers for CRI. He also donates blood for patients in need. He is truly one of the best dogs I have had, and to think he was discarded always blows me away. Best $20 donation ever!"

CRI teaching assistant Alice Baker Meuten, DVM, CVA, CVC, CCRT, explains why Mac received the Breezie Demo Dog Award: "Mac is one of our most seasoned demo dogs and is such a versatile guy that he is a favorite for anything from palpation lab to gaiting demonstrations. He thinks everyone he meets is his new best friend. His owner jokes that he would go home with anyone, but we all know he loves her the most."

CRI faculty member Amber Kenney, MPT, MTC, CKTP, CCRT, adds, "Mac is a handsome boy who loves getting attention from the students and the TAs. He is chill in labs, and the students have been able to learn so much from him. Priceless!"
In recognition of this honor, Mac will receive a gift bag from Jiminy's valued at $50. Congratulations, Mac!
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!
CRI Facebook page Stay Connected With CRI on Facebook!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!

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Have You Looked at CRI's Online Job Postings?jobs   

If you are considering a new position in canine rehabilitation, be sure to check out the Jobs page on the CRI website, which has dozens of listings. Recent postings include a practice for sale and openings for rehabilitation veterinarians, physical therapists, and technicians/nurses in California, Georgia, North Carolina, Singapore, Maryland, Florida, Washington, Nevada, British Columbia, and Colorado.

If you have a job opening that you would like to publicize, please use our online Job Posting Form to submit your listing.
protectedBe 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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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.
Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation book cover Second Edition of Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Now Available!

CRI faculty member Dr. Chris Zink and founder Dr. Janet Van Dyke are excited to announce that the second edition of their book Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is now available!

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New chapters cover biological therapies, working dogs, and business management, and every chapter has been extensively revised and expanded with state-of-the-art information - providing an even greater wealth of evidence, expertise, and experience to this complex discipline. This gold standard reference for all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation is a must have!

Special offer! The first 100 orders will get a personalized copy autographed by Chris Zink and free shipping (when shipped to a U.S. address). To learn more and place an order, visit the Canine Sports Productions website.
Wheat Ridge Blood Donor Heroes Wanted ad Donor Heroes Wanted - Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Did you know that your dog can donate blood just like you?

Blood Donor Requirements
  • Overall good health & friendly disposition
  • 1-6 years of age
  • Over 55 lbs
  • Current on required vaccinations
  • Receives monthly heartworm prevention
Donor Responsibilities
Every 6-8 weeks (or as needed) your pet will be called upon to donate blood.  Donors will receive compensation for participation.

A single donation can save more than one life.
Coral Springs Animal Hospital job posting specialty surgical nurse Specialty Surgical Nurse - Coral Springs, Florida  

Coral Springs Animal Hospital (General Practice, Specialty Care & Emergency/Critical Care Practice, open 24/7/365) is accepting applications from enthusiastic, motivated, compassionate, dedicated, quality-minded technicians, CVTs, LVTs, RVTs (or equivalent experience). We practice professional, excellent veterinary medicine and surgery with the highest degree of ethics and integrity. We are looking for individuals who want to apply their veterinary nursing skills to the fullest and have a strong desire for professional advancement.

General Description:  Performs and/or assists with all aspects of surgical nursing, anesthesia monitoring/maintenance, pain management, pet owner communications, general patient care, and care/maintenance of work area(s) and equipment.

Required: Advanced Anesthesia and Specialty Surgery knowledge required.
Preferred: Associate degree in veterinary technology or CVT, LVT, or RVT.

To learn more, please see the complete job posting

Thank You to the Following Sponsors for Their Support!
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