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In Our October 2020 Issue ...








A Message from Our CEO, Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR.courseupdate
 
Things are very busy here at CRI as we continue to progress our students through their certification program via the hybrid route. Over the past month, we completed the Zoom portion of another Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation module, with plans for these 30 students to complete their hands-on labs next month. Our CCRVN candidates have finished the Zoom portion of the Clinical Rehabilitation Veterinary Nursing module and are attending their hands-on lab as this newsletter goes to press.
 
In addition to the two lab sessions for Intro in November, we will also be offering the first of two hands-on Clinical Skills lab sessions. We will finish 2020 with the second Skills lab session in December plus two in-person Clinical Applications modules. What a year!
 
It is looking like COVID-19 will impact how we teach our courses well into 2021. With this in mind, our faculty is looking closely at what worked well over the past 6 months and considering modifications that could enhance the hybrid learning experience. We will be keeping a close eye on the pandemic and will keep you apprised of any additions or changes to our 2021 calendar. If you are interested in attending one of our future courses, be sure to contact us at info@caninerehabinstitute.com since they continue to sell out even during these uncertain times.
 
Dr. Janet Van DykeRest assured that the safety of our faculty and students remains our top priority. A heartfelt thanks to our staff, faculty, and students who have shown amazing creativity, resilience, patience, and perseverance during these unprecedented times. 
 
Enjoy the autumn season and please stay safe.
 
Janet B. Van Dyke, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, CCRT
Founder and CEO
New Dates for Our Introduction Module Are Coming Soon!introduction

Our January 2021 Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation module is sold out. We have several people on our waiting list and will have dates for the next Intro module shortly. The Intro courses will be a combination of online videos, live Zoom sessions, and in-person labs. As soon as we have the available dates for these sessions, we will send an updated newsletter.
 
Please see our Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation course page to learn more about this course.
Our February 2021 Ultrasound Courses Are Sold Out.ultrasound

Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound at SoundVeterinarians: Our Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques and Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound courses, scheduled for February 4-6, 2021, at Sound's Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, Texas, are now sold out.
 
Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques is a 1/2 day course on basic skills. Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a 2-day course with live dog labs, lectures, and hands-on experience with ultrasound. 
 
If you are interested in joining the waiting list for these courses, please contact us at info@caninerehabinstitute.com.  
wordsIn the Words of Our Students ... 

"Superb course [Clinical Skills] again! Blown away by the consistent quality of instruction and elated that I chose to pursue this career path."
- Christina Rock, BVSc, CCRT, Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand
Residents: Need to Complete a Research Project?clinicalresearch

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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 plan to offer this course in early 2021. 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 info@caninerehabinstitute.com to add your name to our interest list for this class. 
Earn Your Acupuncture Certification in 2021!acupuncture    
 
Acupuncture class Veterinarians: 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.

"I felt as though I gained far more from Module 2 [Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients] than Module 1, but not necessarily due to the fact that the module was better. It had far more to do with the amount of needling practice that I was able to do in the weeks separating the two courses ... the increase in confidence in the actual needle handling and point finding allowed me to focus far more on the finer points of learning new areas to choose for specific conditions."
- Erin True, DVM, CCRT, Elk Grove, California


We also have scheduled our next acupuncture modules through April 2021. If you are interested in taking these courses, please email us at info@caninerehabinstitute.com. Our acupuncture modules are held in-person with small groups and social distancing.
If you have already started Acupuncture certification, please contact us so we may help you register for the remaining modules and finish your certification as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist! We are limiting class size to 10 students to allow for social distancing and will notify registrants of any changes at least 30 days prior to the start of each module.
 
Our August 2020 Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture course in the UK has been postponed. We hope to reschedule this course for 2021. 
 
Remember, save $200 when you register for Acupuncture Modules 1 and 2 or Acupuncture Modules 2 and 3 as a 2-course package.
   
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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 AAVA.org 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.
 
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.
An Update on CRI Internships.internshipsupdate

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.
Our Live/Interactive Business Course Will Be Offered Early in 2021!business

Woman and dog with computer We will be offering our popular Business of Canine Rehabilitation course again in early 2021. This course will be a 6-week hybrid course with weekly Zoom discussion groups and recorded online lectures.

Our recent Business course in this live/interactive format received great reviews from participants:

"All three instructors had the perfect balance of different approaches, backgrounds, and areas of expertise in the field. They complemented each other nicely and it was great to learn from all of them."
- John Quinn, Hospital Manager, Belmont, Massachusetts

"Super helpful course! Thank you!"  
- Stephanie Kindred, DVM, CCRT, Winter Garden, Florida 
 
"I loved that all instructors come from different backgrounds, and currently have different business models. Very helpful for those of us currently practicing in one model of business (house call), with plans to expand into another (building a brick and mortar)."
- Heather Misener, DVM, CCRT, CVAT, Gig Harbor, Washington  

If you are interested in attending, please contact us at info@caninerehabinstitute.com to be added to our interest list.
Earn CE Credits Online Through Our CRI Member Library!library

Our CRI Member Library can help you earn CE credits without needing to travel! During this time when it is difficult to get CE credits due to travel restrictions, the CRI Member Library is a wonderful way to fulfill most states' current requirements!
 
For $795, students can have unlimited access for one year to our CRI Member Library (formerly known as the Online CE Course Subscription)! The CRI Member Library includes 60+ hours of RACE-approved online courses taught by our expert faculty - and content continues to grow! Sports medicine content is being added each month until November. Our webinar recordings are also included as bonus content - six Acupuncture webinar recordings have just been added!

And stay tuned for a Black Friday/Cyber Monday special offer for our CRI Member Library! Details will be coming soon!

CRI Member Library 60_ hours of RACE-approved Online CE Courses
Please note that our CRI Member Library is available to veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians/nurses that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation (including the exam). CCRPs are also welcome. Veterinary technicians/nurses need to submit a valid Employment Agreement Letter.

Also, please note that only one person may use a subscription login.
 
Online courses will no longer be offered individually with the exception of Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation.
 
Join Now button To get started, please visit the CRI Member Library page on the CRI website. Be sure to indicate in the Checkout process that you have completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation or are a CCRP.
Woman and dog with laptop Expand Your Acupuncture Knowledge With Our CRI Acupuncture Member Library!acupuncturelibrary

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 Library, but anyone who wants to see just the acupuncture resources can opt for this smaller library.  

Please see our CRI Acupuncture Member Library page for complete details and a link to subscribe.
e-Learning Therapeutic Handling Our 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.
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Congratulations to Francisco Maia, President of the APTA Animal Physical Therapy SIG!aptsig

Congratulations to CRI faculty member Francisco Maia, PT, DPT, CCRT, for becoming the president of the Animal Physical Therapy Special Interest Group (APT-SIG) of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association!

Francisco has been serving as vice president and will now serve as president of the SIG until 2022.
Updated CCRVN_CCRA curriculum We've Updated Our CCRVN / CCRA Curriculum With New Options!ccrvn

Attention, veterinary technicians and nurses: We have made the decision to update the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nursing (CCRVN) and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA) program for veterinary technicians/nurses to provide the best possible education while also minimizing travel costs.
 
Starting June 1, 2020, the three modules for CCRVN / CCRA certification will be:
Things to know about the updated CCRVN / CCRA program:
Please see the CCRVN page on the website for complete details.
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Join Us for Upcoming Courses!register
 
We are busy making plans for our upcoming 2021 courses. Interested parties should visit our course pages or contact us at info@caninerehabinstitute.com. Our hybrid courses use a combination of live interactive Zoom sessions and intensive in-person laboratory sessions with small groups of students to allow for proper social distancing. Please check our course pages for more details, and make plans to join us!
 
The following classes are open for registration:  

 Live classes - U.S. and international:
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 (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!
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Plan Ahead for Our 2021 Courses!
 
We are pleased to announce our upcoming courses for the first quarter of 2021. As noted below, many of our core rehabilitation courses will be held in a hybrid format with Zoom online learning sessions and small, in-person lab sessions. Contact us at info@caninerehabinstitute.com if you are interested in attending these upcoming courses.
Our New Therapeutic Exercise Course Has Been Scheduled for March 2021!

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We are excited to announce a new course in the works for 2021 - Therapeutic Exercise in Canine Rehabilitation! This course is tentatively scheduled for March 20-21, 2021, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and will be taught by CRI faculty member Suzie Stoke, MSPT, CCRT.
 
The Therapeutic Exercise in Canine Rehabilitation course provides students with extensive understanding of how exercise affects tissue physiology. Students will learn to evaluate and apply appropriate exercises for different stages of healing and to progress exercises through the rehabilitation phase and into the return to activity phase. Detailed exercises programs are presented, demonstrated and practiced for in clinic and at home, relating to orthopedic, neurological, post operative, geriatric and canine athlete cases.
 
Watch our newsletter and website for more details! 
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Submit Your Pain Case Study to IVAPM.CARE

Share your pearls of wisdom! The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) invites you to submit a pain-case-of-the-month to Trends magazine. Reports can be short (~1,000 words), photos are encouraged, and you get $200! For more information, contact Dr. Mike Petty at dr-petty@arborpointe.com.
Research Update from Canine Home Exercisescaninehomeexercises
Effects of Therapeutic Ultrasound on Tendon Heating and Extensibility
 
The Study: This prospective study compared continuous wave vs pulse wave ultrasound on heat and extensibility of common calcaneal tendon in healthy dogs (n=10). Outcome measures were goniometric measurement of tarsal joint flexion with the stifle in extension before, immediately after, and 5-min after continuous US treatment at 1.5 W/cm2 for 10 min. The contralateral tarsal joint was measured as a baseline. The greatest increase in tendon temperature occurred with continuous US at 1.5 W/cm2. Pulsed US resulted in minimal tendon heating. Most of the increase in tissue temperature occurred within the first 3 min of US application.
Level of Evidence: Level 2
Study Limitations: This study evaluated normal common calcaneal tendon in a small population of dogs. Tendons with other properties including muscle, adipose or injury may have different properties that may alter this effect.
Impact on Clinical Practice: Use of therapeutic ultrasound dosed at 1.5 W/cm2, 3.3 MHz temporarily increases the temperature and extensibility of the common calcaneal tendon of dogs. Because of this transient effect, the authors concluded stretching exercises should be completed during and immediately after therapeutic ultrasound.
 
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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.
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Special Offer! Evidence-Based Resources at Your Fingertips - From Canine Arthritis Resources & EducationCARE

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.
 
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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.
 
CARE is offering a special through CRI. Visit CARE and use coupon code CRI25 to receive 25% off the ANNUAL PRO membership.
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 info@caninerehabinstitute.com. 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 info@caninerehabinstitute.com.
The Tayla Fund Please Support 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.

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.

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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. 

Please see the CCRT page on our website for more details and the options for current students. Register today to reserve your seat!
Congratulations to Our October Clinical Applications and Nursing Students!

In October, we were very pleased to welcome small groups of students in person for Clinical Applications and our Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nursing lab class. All students followed social distancing guidelines and stayed 6 feet apart, except when taking a quick class photo. We are looking forward to seeing more students soon in upcoming courses!

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Students, faculty and demo dogs from the October 23-25 Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nursing lab class pose for a quick photo in Littleton, Colorado.
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 for Littleton, Colorado Courses!

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Residence Inn Denver Highlands Ranch
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CRI has arranged discounted rates at two hotels close to Colorado Veterinary Specialty Group in Littleton, Colorado, where we are holding many of our lab sessions in 2020.

The Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colorado, is providing a complimentary daily hotel shuttle to and from Colorado Veterinary Specialty Group. The hotel also offers free access to an indoor pool and fitness center.

The Residence Inn Denver Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, provides complimentary on-site parking and complimentary breakfast. Pets are welcome, and the hotel has a fitness center on-site.

Please see our Littleton, Colorado Travel page for more details and reservation links.
Congratulations to Gus, Our Breezie Demo Dog of the Month!breezie

Our October Breezie Demo Dog Award Winner is Gus, a 4-year-old Mini Golden Doodle who belongs to Joe and Shelley Meier. Gus has been their active hiking companion, covering upwards of 6 miles per day while at their home in the Colorado mountains.

Gus's job changed this summer when his dad experienced a traumatic brain injury, but Gus knew exactly what to do ... jump in Dad's lap and remind him that he needs to do his physical therapy to return to their beloved mountains ... and it worked! Joe is now back home and Gus is re-introducing him to their favorite trails.

While Gus was in Denver visiting his dad, he volunteered to be a CRI Demo Dog, and he proved to be a super star! His joyful wagging, eagerness to share his super fit body with our students, and clear appreciation for all treats, especially Jiminy's treats, brought smiles to everyone.
 
In recognition of this honor, Gus will receive a gift bag from Jiminy's valued at $50. Congratulations, Gus, and enjoy your yummy Jiminy's treats!

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Gus with Joe and Kayley
Clockwise from above: CRI students work on stretching exercises with Gus. Gus with his bear. Gus enjoys time with Joe and "big sister" Kaley.

Breezie in costumeThe 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 numerous listings. Recent postings include openings for rehabilitation veterinarians, physical therapists, and technicians/nurses in Virginia, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Belgium, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, North Carolina, Delaware, Georgia, Alaska, Ontario, New Hampshire, and New York.

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.
Survey check box 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.
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