Border collie leaning on tree
In Our September 2021 Issue ...

• A Message from Our CEO, Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR
• Register for Our October 13th Webinar "But Cats Don't Swim! Rehabilitation Techniques for Feline Patients"
• Save $500 With Our 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package!
• Have You Seen Our Public TV Segment?
• Congratulations to Our Virtual VMX Winner!
• Congratulations to Cat Team Redman, Our Breezie Demo Winners of the Month ... and more!
A Message from Our CEO, Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR.

Fall is in the air, and we are cautiously optimistic that we will be returning to full classes. We were able to successfully host our Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation course with 28 students in September. It felt a little bit like old times! As always, keeping our students and faculty safe remains our top priority so we will be keeping a close eye on the numbers.

September is the traditional back-to-school month so what better time to register for one of our terrific CE courses? There truly is something for everyone. Canine Sports Medicine, taught by Dr. Chris Zink, was held September 16-18 at our Littleton, Colorado, location. Student reviews were great! We are planning to hold this course again in the first half of 2022. Watch here for updates so that you can learn how to revolutionize the way you manage care for the canine athletes in your practice.

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

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

Our Veterinary Medical Acupuncture program, taught by Dr. Bonnie Wright and her amazing team, graduated another stellar group of Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapists in September. Sign up today to start your training.

Lastly, we encourage our internship mentors to contact us at CRI Internships to let us know the current status of your internship program and any plans you have for the coming months. Thanks again to our mentors for continuing to provide hand-on experience for our students even during this challenging time.

Wishing you all well,

Janet B. Van Dyke, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, CCRT
Founder and CEO
Register for Our October 13th Webinar "But Cats Don't Swim! Rehabilitation Techniques for Feline Patients"!
Don't miss the opportunity to learn rehabilitation techniques for the cats in your practice! Cats are considered family members, just like dogs, and they deserve the same level of care. But cats have not historically been frequent patients in the veterinary rehabilitation setting.

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

The webinar is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 1 credit hour.

Space is limited to 30 participants. Register today to reserve your seat!
Don't Let Your Annual CE Budget Go to Waste!
If your fall conference plans have changed, don't let your annual CE budget go unused at the end of the year.

Sign up for a 1-year subscription to the CRI Member Library, and earn more than 60 RACE-approved CE credits through our online courses in pain management, nutrition, and aquatic therapy. See our website for complete details.

Or, register for our upcoming in-person CE courses, all being held near Denver, Colorado. Registration is open for:

Don't miss this chance to use your annual CE budget to expand your knowledge and skills for better patient care!
Save $500 With Our New 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package!
CRI is excited to announce a new 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package — with a $500 discount — for students in our Acupuncture Program. We will now be offering our three acupuncture modules twice each year, with one set in the spring and one set in the fall. To encourage students to complete the three modules in the most effective way with the best retention of material, we will provide a $500 discount for anyone who registers for and attends all three modules in sequence.

To receive the $500 discount, register for a 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package starting with the October 2021 to March 2022 modules. Please see the Acupuncture Program page for complete details.

Students who have already registered for Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1) on October 22-24 also will receive the $500 discount if they complete Module 2 in January 2022 and Module 3 in March 2022.

Acupuncture modules are held in person in Littleton, Colorado, with small group sizes. The following modules are open for registration as a 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package and as individual modules:

Remember, save $500 when you register for all three modules in our new 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package. Please see the Course Schedule on our website for the dates of other 2022 modules.

Still not sure about enrolling in our Acupuncture Program? Students who completed Acupuncture Module 3 in September gave the program another round of outstanding reviews!

"This course is one of the top courses I have ever attended. I have walked away a much better practitioner than when I started. I have been using Acupuncture in my practice since starting this course two years ago. The instructors were all fantastic and I learned different techniques/ways of approaching cases from each of them. The smaller groups ensured that I participated in order to retain the knowledge being presented. If any colleague is interested in Acupuncture, they will be referred to your group hands down."
– Amy Pittman, DVM, CCRT, CVAT, Vancouver, Washington

"I learned so much from this course, and am really excited to start helping patients with my new skills. Our instructors Bonnie, Susan, and Kim are so knowledgeable and always open to answering questions. Deb is an amazing facilitator, and works so hard to ensure we have a full group of patients to work up. It is obvious how much thought has gone into making this course as effective as possible and applicable for the real world."
– Kelsey Hansen, DVM, CVAT, Fair Oaks, California

Acupuncture Modules 1-3 are RACE approved by the AAVSB for 40 credit hours each. Visit our website to learn more, and register today to reserve your seat!
Watch our video to learn more about our acupuncture modules.
"Love this group!! Great information and great instruction!!"
Jennifer Hennessey, DVM, CVJ, CCRP, CVAT, 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.
Have You Seen CRI's Public TV Segment?

We are excited to announce that CRI's promotional piece for our Public TV program was shown nationally on Fox Business News on September 2, and our longer video segment is now being shown on 400 Public TV networks across the country. To see it, check your local programming for Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid.
We created this programming to help pet owners better understand the benefits of canine rehabilitation and know how to find a qualified rehabilitation therapist. Be sure to share this with your friends, colleagues and pet owners!
To see CRI's full-length video (just over 8 minutes long), visit the News page on our website.
In the Words of Our Students ... 

"I liked that all of the instructors are so knowledgeable but still very approachable and easy to ask for feedback or questions. I really enjoyed the class [Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation] and look forward to the next one!"
Antonietta Mansfield, DPT, Chicago, Illinois
Students in CRI class
Register Now for Upcoming 2021 and 2022 Courses!
Our March 2022 Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation module in Coral Springs, Florida is filling up fast! If you are interested in taking this class, register today to reserve your seat!

Veterinary technicians/nurses: Registration is now open for our next Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse module in April 2022! This course will include a Zoom session on April 16 and an in-person session on April 23-25 in Littleton, Colorado (not Coral Springs, Florida, as previously mentioned). Register now to guarantee your seat!

Some of our core rehabilitation courses will be held in a hybrid format with Zoom online learning sessions and small, in-person lab sessions. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register now, or contact us at if you are interested in attending these upcoming courses.

Hybrid and in-person classes:

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

Online classes and webinars:

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

Remember that we also offer discounted 2-course packages for either (1) Clinical Skills plus Clinical Applications or (2) Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse plus Canine Sports Medicine. We also offer a discounted 3-module package for our Acupuncture modules. Please see our 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!
We Had a Great Time at Our Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Class in Texas!
We were very pleased to hold our Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques / Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course in late August at Sound's Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, Texas. Thank you to our friends at Sound for all their work to make this course possible!

Students gave this course glowing reviews:

"I’m so glad that this course was finally held. I had done another course [elsewhere], and I found this course to be much more informative with much more hands on time and support during class. I feel more confident going back to my hospital and trying to perfect my skills."
– Jenn Patton, CCRT, CVC, Sapulpa, Oklahoma

"Really enjoyed the course."
– Kevin Kunkel, DVM, DACVS-SA, Newberry, South Carolina

"The instructors were friendly, helpful and fun which made learning less intimidating."
– Heather Owen, DVM, MAV, CCRP, CCFT, MT, Tulsa, Oklahoma

We are planning to offer the course again in early 2022. Please contact us at if you are interested in attending.
2022 calendar graphic
Registration Is Now Open for Our 2022 Continuing Education Courses!

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

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

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

If you are interested in our upcoming 2022 courses, visit our website to register, or contact us at to add your name to our interest list.
Congratulations to Dr. Chandler Bruening, the Winner of Our Virtual VMX Drawing!

Congratulations to Chandler Bruening, DVM, who was selected as the lucky winner of our drawing at the Virtual VMX Expo! Dr. Bruening will receive $500 off tuition to Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. Congratulations, Dr. Bruening — we look forward to seeing you in class soon!
We've Updated Our Hybrid Course Format for Rehabilitation Courses.

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

For CCRT candidates, our hybrid format is:

For CCRVN candidates, our hybrid format is:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I learnt a great deal during this course and look forward to putting it into practice. Thank you."
- Tanya Grantham, BVSc, CVA, CCRP, CCBW, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
"Wonderful course - I learned so much."
- Sheradan Pate, DVM, CVA, CCRT, Pismo Beach, Hawaii
During the course, students receive a comprehensive introduction to clinical research in the veterinary setting, covering the entire process from concept to publication.
Please contact us at to add your name to our interest list for this class.
CRI Faculty To Present at Upcoming Events.

CRI faculty members are looking forward to presenting at these upcoming events.
October 18 and beyond
Janet Van Dyke will present a lecture entitled “Canine Rehabilitation: The Next Profit Center in Your Busy Practice” during the ACVS 2021 Virtual Surgery Summit.
November 3
Chris Zink will present a Vet Rehab Summit qualifier on "Undertaking Research in Your Practice" on November 3 for Onlinepethealth.
CRI Faculty and Graduates Selected for New PulseVet Small Animal Advisory Board.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Effect of Water Depth on Amount of Flexion and Extension of Joints of the Distal Aspects of the Limbs in Healthy Horses Walking on an Underwater Treadmill.

The Study: The purpose of this study was to describe the maximum amount of flexion and extension of the carpal, tarsal, metacarpophalangeal, and metatarsophalangeal joints and the percentage duration of the stance and swing phases of the stride for horses walking on an underwater treadmill in various water depths. The ROM was greater for all evaluated joints in any amount of water versus ROM for joints in baseline conditions. The greatest ROM for carpal joints was detected in a tarsal joint water depth, for tarsal joints in a stifle joint water depth, and for metacarpophalangeal and metatarsophalangeal joints in metatarsophalangeal and tarsal joint water depths. As water depth increased, the percentage durations of the stance and swing phases of the stride significantly decreased and increased, respectively.

Study Limitations: Small sample size of healthy horses. Water height parameters may affect canines with orthopedic or neurological patients differently than described in this study.

Impact on Clinical Practice: Results of this study suggested that exercise on an underwater treadmill is useful for increasing the ROM of various joints of horses during rehabilitation and that the depth of water affects the amount of flexion and extension of joints.
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 troubleshoot 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.
Learn About Online Continuing Education from Onlinepethealth.

The month of October is a particularly exciting one for the Onlinepethealth team, as we will be hosting both our regular line-up of webinars, as well as the FREE Vet Rehab Summit Qualifiers!

For the Qualifiers, keep an eye on Facebook - on the 1st of October the group will launch and we will dive into discussions around research right from the start! Alternatively, sign up to get notified as soon as the group opens 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 August and September Rehabilitation and Acupuncture Students!

In late August, we were pleased to welcome students to our Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques / Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course in Arlington, Texas. In September, we were excited to host students for Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture (Module 3), Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, and Canine Sports Medicine, all held at Colorado Veterinary Specialty Group's new facility in Littleton, Colorado.

Congratulations to all our students — and especially our acupuncture students who completed their third module and became Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapists (CVATs)! We hope to see you all again soon!
Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound class photo August 2021
Students and faculty paused for a class photo during our Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques / Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course, held August 26-28 in Arlington, Texas.
Acupuncture Module 3 class photo September 2021
Students, faculty, and cat professors took a class photo during Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture (Module 3), held September 3-5 in Littleton, Colorado. Congratulations to all our new Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapists (CVATs)!
Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation September 2021
Students, faculty, and demo dogs posed for a class photo during the in-person session of Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, held September 11-14 in Littleton, Colorado.
Canine Sports Medicine class photo September 2021
Students, faculty, and one demo dog gathered for a photo during Canine Sports Medicine, held September 16-18 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.
Make Your Hotel Reservations for Winter and Spring Classes in Florida!

CRI has arranged discounted rates at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel for in-person classes from November through March in Florida. We also have discounted rates at three hotels near Littleton, Colorado, for October in-person courses.

Please check our Coral Springs, Florida Travel page and our Littleton, Colorado Travel page for more details about each hotel and reservation links!
The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center in Coral Springs, Florida, is offering a standard room with breakfast for one person for $137-160 per night plus tax, subject to availability. The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor heated pool. Pets are welcome with a $50 pet fee.
The TownePlace Suites Denver Southwest/Littleton in Littleton, Colorado, is offering a studio or 1-bedroom suite for $119 per night plus tax, subject to availability. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, on-site parking, and high-speed wi-fi. It has a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center on-site.
The Element Denver Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colorado, is offering studio suites for $79 per night plus tax, subject to availability. The Element is an all-suite Silver LEED-certified hotel with fully equipped kitchens and many rooms with mountain views. Pets are welcome with a $50 pet fee. The Element provides complimentary breakfast, parking, and high speed internet, as well as free access to an indoor saline pool, fitness center, and business center.
The Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colorado, is offering a standard guest room for $99 and up per night plus tax, subject to availability. The Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows provides a complimentary daily hotel shuttle to and from Colorado Veterinary Specialty Group (currently paused due to COVID). The hotel also offers free access to an indoor pool and fitness center.
Congratulations to Cat Team Redman, Our Breezie Demo Winners of the Month!
Our Acupuncture Module 3, Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture, spends one day focused on CATS so we would like to recognize our "cat professors" from Cat Team Redman as our September Breezie Demo Award Winners! Thank you to Dr. MJ Redman who is letting us enjoy her fabulous crew. What a fantastic opportunity they provide!
Team Redman cat professor
Team Redman cat professor
Team Redman cat professor
Team Redman cat professor
Team Redman cat professor
Team Redman cat professor
Here are the details on Cat Team Redman:

  • Izzy, a 14-year-old spotted tabby, was an owner surrender with a litter of kittens in 2007. Izzy is toothless due to stomatitis, strongly dislikes being handled, and does not suffer fools of any species.

  • Alexander, a 3-year-old Flame Point Siamese, was an intact male stray when we got him in Texas in 2018. His life motto is "Why can't we all just get along?" He goes for walks with us and the dogs around the neighborhood, and may have been a golden retriever in another life.

  • Walter Mittens, a 3-year-old black and white cat, was a stray kitten in Texas and is the brother of Minnie Purrl. He likes head butting and snuggling, drinks with his mittens, and regularly scraps with other neighborhood cats although he is generally not very brave.
  • Minnie Purrl, a 3-year-old black cat, is Walter's sister. She is very agile, gets picked on by everyone, and is a catnip addict.

  • Gus is a 1-year-old gray/white cat who was bottle fed after his mom was DOA at the vet office. He is bold and pesky, likes to ambush everyone, steals anything he can pick up in his mouth, and is the brother of Will.

  • Willoughby, a 1-year-old gray/white cat, is Gus's brother and complete opposite. Will likes purring, being petted, and gets along with everyone.

In recognition of this honor, Cat Team Redman will receive a $50 gift certificate from Chewy's. Congratulations, Izzy, Alexander, Walter Mittens, Minnie Purrl, Gus, and Willoughby, and enjoy your treats!
The Breezie Demo Winner 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, Nova Scotia, California, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, New York, Maryland, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

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.
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.
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.
Thank You to the Following Sponsors for Their Support!

For more information, download the Sponsorship Opportunities flier or contact Emily Selbe.
Save 10%
CRI courses are held year-round in locations across the country and online. Visit our website at for more information including a complete course calendar.

Don't forget that CCRTs, CCRVNs, and CCRAs are eligible for a 10% discount on most CRI Continuing Education Courses!
Canine Rehabilitation Institute |