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VIN CE Course MULT600-1017: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation
The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenter: Jacqueline Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, CVA, CCRP, CERP, CCRT, CVPP, DACVSMR
Course Open: October 16-November 9, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, October 23 and 30, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The presenter for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is intended for veterinarians interested in rehabilitation. Participants should be well versed in canine anatomy and physiology. This course is a prerequisite for the advanced level course MULT601-1017: Cases in Canine Rehabilitation.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and VSPN members. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-30420)

Course Information:
Physical rehabilitation has recently gained acceptance as a useful therapy to improve postoperative outcomes and enhance function in animals with disabilities. This course will give a general overview of assessment and treatment of a dog with an orthopedic dysfunction and present ways to begin incorporating rehabilitation into your practice, with minimal investment.

Week 1 (Real Time Session October 23, 2017): Assessment of an Animal for Rehabilitation
Presenter: Jacqueline Davidson
Format: Text/Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session October 30, 2017): Application of Rehabilitation to Clinical Problems
Presenter: Jacqueline Davidson
Format: Text/Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Davidson is a veterinary surgeon who first became interested in physical rehabilitation to improve the postoperative care of her surgical cases. She has taken certification courses in veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, and canine and equine rehabilitation; and is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. She is a clinical professor in surgery at Texas A&M University, and directs the physical rehabilitation program there.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by September 25, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enroll in both Canine Rehabilitation courses (listed below) by October 23, 2017 and receive the discounted enrollment price: Member $156 Non-Member $288 *To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on October 23, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
Enrollment is closed.
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-30420) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4 CE Credits, with a maximum of 4 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

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