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In Our June 2021 Issue ...

• A Message from Our CEO, Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR
• Looking for New Ways to Help Your Canine Athletes and Rehabilitation Patients?
• Find Out Why Our Acupuncture Modules Are Getting Rave Reviews!
• Visit Our Virtual VMX Booth!
• Congratulations to Team Dishmon, Our Breezie Demo Dogs of the Month ... and more!
A Message from Our CEO, Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR.

We are steadily moving towards a return to normal, so now is the perfect time to enroll in a CRI certification program or take one of our popular CE courses.
If you are a veterinarian thinking about adding acupuncture to your practice, CRI's innovative Veterinary Medical Acupuncture Program is for you. Courses are taught by Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, cVMA, CCRP, CCRT, and her outstanding team. Small class size, ample opportunities to practice new techniques with our of crew of demo dogs and cats, and one-on-one attention will give you the skills and confidence you need. Register today, and you can become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist in just a few months' time!
Do you see canine athletes in your practice? If you don’t think so, think again! There is a good chance that many of your clients are taking part in agility and flyball fun matches, training seminars, and online forums. Others may be involved in obedience training, barn hunt, and lure coursing. But you won’t know unless you ask. Understanding how to support these canine athletes is the key to keeping them healthy and also a great way to grow your client base through word-of-mouth reviews. Registration is now open for Canine Sports Medicine, taught by Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR. Chris is widely known for her hands-on seminars covering everything from structure and function to ergogenic drugs impacting performance, gait training techniques, and sport-specific rehabilitation. The course will be held September 16-18, 2021, at CVSG in Littleton, Colorado. There are limited seats available so grab one now!
We are happy to announce that a number of our most popular continuing education courses will return starting in early 2022. Do you want to know more about veterinary orthopedics? Add K-Taping to your skill set? Are you looking for some new and fun ways to incorporate therapeutic exercises into your treatment plans? Contact us today at to let us know your interest in any or all of these opportunities and you will be first to hear when courses open for registration.
If you want to become certified in rehabilitation or acupuncture, grow your business, or learn more about sports medicine or therapeutic exercise, this is the time!


Janet B. Van Dyke, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, CCRT
Founder and CEO
Looking for New Ways to Help Your Canine Athletes and Rehabilitation Patients? Get Expert Training at Our Canine Sports Medicine Course.

Ready to expand your treatment techniques for canine athletes and learn new conditioning methods for your rehabilitation patients? Our Canine Sports Medicine course will give you hands-on diagnostic and treatment skills so you are able to keep canine athletes at peak performance and treat common injuries from both athletes and family companions.

Canine Sports Medicine will be taught by expert faculty member Dr. Chris Zink from September 16-18 in Littleton, Colorado. Dr. Zink lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of canine sports medicine and is the author of several books on canine health.

"Chris is amazing and hilarious. She presents in a very relaxed manner which immediately feels less stressful. Chris made me feel like I could actually do this and enjoy the lifelong learning process."
- Eileen Gillen, DVM, CCRT, Santa Ynez, California

This course 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.
Find Out Why Our Acupuncture Modules Are Getting Rave Reviews!   
Students are giving our acupuncture modules stellar reviews for the outstanding teaching skills of our faculty members and the quality of our hands-on acupuncture training.

If you have been thinking about starting or continuing acupuncture training, register today to reserve your seat!

"This course [Acupuncture Module 1] was excellent, easily the best put together and most interesting CE I've attended. I look forward to Modules 2 and 3."
– Cheryl Walker, DVM, Fenton, Missouri

"I can hardly say enough good things about this course. We had a great group of students and the teachers were all excellent! ... I’m super stoked about ALL OF THIS! I feel I have great new knowledge, plenty of practice and learning still needed, of course! And such a supportive group of teachers makes me feel the safety net is right there. Thank you all!"
– Mimi Vishoot, DVM, Nevada City, California

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.

We are also pleased to announce that lead faculty member Dr. Bonnie Wright had an article published in the Summer 2021 issue of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) Journal. Read her article: "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.
"EXCELLENT course!!!!!!"
– Jennifer Hennessey-Bremseth, DVM, CVJ, Cypress, Texas
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.
Register Now for Our July Live/Interactive Business Course!
Focus on improving your rehabilitation practice in our July live/interactive Business of Canine Rehabilitation course. Register today to reserve your space in this class! Limited spaces available.

This course will held entirely online with recorded video lectures and three interactive Zoom discussion sessions on July 14, 21, and 28 at 8 pm EDT. The three instructors each have busy, growing rehabilitation practices and bring a diverse set of experiences to the class.

"I loved the format of the course and that we could speak to other CRI grads who have tried many different business models. They were all very helpful. I love that they are willing to talk after the course and share forms they have developed over time so that I don't have to recreate the wheel."
– Lynne Marshall, PT, CEEAA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In this course, students will learn how to write a business plan that fits their finances, space, staff, and client needs. Interactive panel discussions will present strategies for achieving profitability in a canine rehabilitation practice including design, equipment selection, services/fees, operations, staffing and marketing. Please see our Business course page for a course outline, and register today to reserve your seat in this class!
Students in rehabilitation course
Register Now for Upcoming Courses!
Our summer and fall courses in Colorado are filling up, and we also have opened registration for winter courses in Florida! We encourage you to register today to reserve your seat.

If you are a veterinarian or physical therapist who has completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, take the next step by registering for our Clinical Skills class in August or December. For our August class, we will have a Zoom session on August 15 and our in-person session on August 21-23 in Littleton, Colorado. For our December class, we will have a Zoom session on November 28 and our in-person session on December 3-5 in Coral Springs, Florida.

Veterinary technicians/nurses: Don't miss your opportunity to take our August Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse module, which is only offered once per year.

We also are offering our Canine Sports Medicine module in September, taught by expert faculty member Dr. Chris Zink. If you are working on your CCRVN or CCRA, or have not had the opportunity to attend this module, register now to guarantee your spot!

Many 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 August, 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:

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 is an unbelievable institution and you guys have literally thought everything out so well. I am beyond impressed by the planning and coordinating that you all have worked so hard to get to."
– Jeremy Cartagena, DVM, Hobart, Indiana
Get Ready for 2022 Courses!

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

If you are interested in our upcoming 2022 courses, please contact us at to add your name to our interest list.
Register Now to Avoid January 2022 Tuition Increases!

After much consideration, we have decided to increase tuition for our core rehabilitation certification courses starting in January 2022. Students must attend Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and/or the first module in their 2-course package in 2021 to continue with 2021 pricing. Students who have registered for "Future" courses must begin courses in 2021 to be eligible for 2021 pricing.

Register for our remaining 2021 courses and avoid the tuition increase! Please contact us at with any questions.
We've Updated Our Hybrid Course Format for Rehabilitation Courses.

Starting in January, 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 2021 course, please register or contact us at to join our interest list.
Internship Mentors: Have You Received Our "Mentor Minute" Newsletter?

We have recently 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 2021. 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.
Visit Our Virtual VMX Booth!

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 conferences.
July 6-27
Patsy Mich will present a webinar series on "Veterinary Splinting, Orthotics, and Prosthetics" from July 6-27 for Onlinepethealth.
July 9-11
Sasha Foster will be the Keynote Speaker for the Virtual ANZCVS Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Science Week lecture series, being held July 9-11. Learn more.
July 29-August 1
At the AVMA Convention, now being held virtually from July 29-August 1, Janet Van Dyke will be presenting on “Making Rehabilitation the Profit Center in Your Practice.”
October 9
Janet Van Dyke will present on "The Business of Canine Rehabilitation" at the ACVS Surgery Summit on October 9 in Chicago.
If you are attending these conferences, please be sure to join us for these presentations and say hello!
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 will hold its inaugural lecture track at this year’s ANZCVS Science Week, and CRI veteran faculty member Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT, has been selected to be the keynote address presenter.

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

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center Fit to Work Program: A Formalized Method for Assessing and Developing Foundational Canine Physical Fitness.

The Study: The Penn Vet Working Dog Center piloted and refined the Fit to Work program, a physical fitness and development program. Over three months, in a closed population of 31 working dog in training, they refined the program to address the needs of working dog handlers, trainers, and programs creating simple, effective, and efficient methods to develop and assess working dog physical fitness. The program consists of posture development and maintenance, warm-up and cool-down routines, training exercises, and assessment methods focusing on the foundational fitness modalities of strength, stability, mobility, and proprioception.

Study Limitations: A description of a well-defined fitness evaluation tool for working dogs that includes specific exercises including objective variables, such as duration of exercise, number of repetitions, or distance traveled.

Impact on Clinical Practice: Working dogs have specific requirements for strength, stability, mobility, and proprioception. The Penn Vet Working Dog Center has provided a pilot program for rehabilitation therapists to use when working with and training this specific population of rehabilitation patients.
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.

July is an incredibly exciting month as we welcome Dr. Patsy Mich from CRI as our lecturer for a 4-part series, speaking about various aspects of Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics, including the biomechanical effects of splinting and bandaging, the use of dynamic bracing in Achilles mechanism injuries, and the use of orthotics for CCLR management. 

On the Equine platform, we welcome Dr. Kevin Haussler to lecture on two common areas of pathology and pain in our equine patients. 

Our Hydro platform welcomes Angela Griffiths to continue her series of lectures on the Water Treadmill, this month focusing on our patients and the selected treatment choices. 

All webinars are available to Onlinepethealth Members, learn more here:
Or as individual webinars, purchase tickets here:
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 May and June Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Students!

In late May and early June, we held Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture (Module 3) and Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1). Congratulations to all the students who completed Module 3 and became our newest group of Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapists!

In June, we also held two in-person sessions of Clinical Skills — all at Colorado Veterinary Specialty Group's new facility in Littleton, Colorado.

Congratulations to all these students for expanding their knowledge of acupuncture and canine rehabilitation. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Acupuncture Module 3 May 28-30, 2021 class photo
Students and faculty posed for a class photo during Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture (Module 3) on May 28-30 in Littleton, Colorado. Congratulations to all these new CVATs!
Acupuncture Module 1 June 4-6, 2021 class photo
Students, faculty, and demo dogs take a break for a class photo during Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1), held June 4-6 in Littleton, Colorado.
Clinical Skills June 19-21, 2021 class photo
Students, faculty, and demo dogs met for their Clinical Skills in-person session June 19-21 in Littleton, Colorado.
Clinical Skills June 26-28, 2021 class photo
A second group of students, faculty, and demo dogs attended the Clinical Skills in-person session June 26-28 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 Summer/Fall Classes in Colorado and Winter Classes in Florida!

CRI has arranged discounted rates at three hotels near Littleton, Colorado, for summer and fall in-person courses and discounted rates at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel for November and December in-person classes.

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 $89 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 Residence Inn Denver Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is offering a studio or 1-bedroom suite for $79 and up per night plus tax, subject to availability. The hotel provides complimentary on-site parking and complimentary breakfast. Pets are welcome, and the hotel has a fitness 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 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 Dishmon, Our Breezie Demo Dogs of the Month!
Our June Breezie Demo Dog Award Winners are Team Dishmon — Axl, Slash, and Force — owned by Jackie Dishmon. All three dogs are wonderful demo dog volunteers for our acupuncture and rehabilitation courses.
Axl, Breezie Demo Dog winner
Slash, Breezie Demo Dog winner
Force, Breezie Demo Dog winner
Axl, almost 15, is a Border Stack: 1/2 border collie, 1/4 JRT and 1/4 Staffie. In her younger years she loved to swim, play Frisbee and flyball. She also co-starred in a Chevy commercial! Axl still loves any object you can throw for her but spends most of her time in the sun sleeping.  
Slash, almost 11, is a mix of BC, Whippet, BT, JRT and Staffie. He has starred in a short film, commercial, and a Purina photo shoot. Some of his favorite activities are swimming, dock diving, flyball, beach life, and camping.  
Force, almost 7, is a Border Collie/Whippet. Jackie says, "Although I did not know it at the time, I did name him correctly. He loves everyone and certainly forces himself on you. Force loves anything that keeps him moving and working. His sports are flyball, dock diving, Frisbee."

In recognition of this honor, Axl, Slash, and Force will receive a $50 gift certificate from Jiminy's good for any of their treats or dog food. Congratulations, Team Dishmon, 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 Washington, Florida, New York, California, Ohio, British Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ontario, Colorado, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 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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