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MULT601-0312: Advanced Canine Rehabilitation
COURSE OPEN: March 4-March 28, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Sundays, March 11 and 18, 2012; 8:30-10:30 pm ET (USA)
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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. Times and dates will be listed in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held prior to the first Real Time Session.

Level and Prerequisites: This advanced course is geared toward veterinarians interested in canine rehabilitation. Participants should be well versed in canine anatomy and physiology. The Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation course is a prerequisite for taking this course.

VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/VSPN members. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and/or veterinary technicians.

Course Description:
This course will allow participants to explore rehabilitation therapy by means of a case-based approach. It is assumed that participants already have a basic understanding of veterinary physical rehabilitation. Cases selected for study will be influenced by input from the course participants.

This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test. Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to

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

About the Instructor:
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. She is a clinical professor in surgery at Texas A&M University, and directs the physical rehabilitation program there.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session March 11, 2012 ):
Content: Historical information will be presented for several rehabilitation patients. Discussion will proceed through the patients' evaluation, therapy, and assessments. The focus will be on selection of appropriate therapy.

Week 2 (Real Time Session March 18, 2012 ):
Content: Case selections will be based upon input provided by participants during week 1. Historical information will be presented for several rehabilitation patients. Cases will be selected to highlight aspects of rehabilitation which participants elect to explore.


Tuition: Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by February 19, 2012).
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by February 19, 2012).

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.

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


  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 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) or (VSPN CE) Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 4 continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education." Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information. (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).

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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636) to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).

* For more information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at

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

VIN CE Services:
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-756-4881 or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01452226154
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Debbie Friedler (; ext 756
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