“I thought the sport class (Canine Sports Medicine) was one of the best I've been to for years and am so looking forward to the future classes. Thanks again and thanks, Chris (Zink), for your patience with all my questions."
–David Hirsch, DVM,
Cape May Court House, New Jersey


“This class (Canine Sports Medicine) really made learning fun. Dr. Zink is a great instructor. The videos were excellent! I feel like I have a better understanding of canine sports. Seeing dogs in action in each of the sports was very helpful. Great class!"
–Mandy Brody, RVT, CCRA,
Atlanta, Georgia
Canine Sports Medicine
E-news
Want to be notified when new courses are added to the schedule?
Sign up for our
Email Newsletter





Upcoming Dates

» August 27-29, 2017
Canine Sports Medicine, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, $1,600.

» November 9-12, 2017
Canine Sports Medicine, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $1,600. Note: Course begins Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. and ends Nov. 12 at 12 noon. See schedule below.

» Future 2017 Class
Canine Sports Medicine, Florida or Colorado location, $1,600.

 

» Save with a 2-Course Package!
Save when you register for The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist or The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant together with Canine Sports Medicine. You will have the opportunity to select your preferred dates when you register.

2-Course Package After 1/1/17: The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist plus Canine Sports Medicine, $4,350

2-Course Package After 1/1/17: The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant plus Canine Sports Medicine, $4,100

 

Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation

 

Watch our video overview to learn more about this course.

Faculty: Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA

Prerequisites: This 3-day course is open to all veterinarians. Veterinary technicians and physical therapists that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and physical therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP) are also welcome. Physical therapists who have hands-on competition experience in canine sports may attend this course before completing Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Course Description: Canine Sports Medicine provides students with a fundamental understanding of structure and locomotion as they relate to performance, and an introduction to canine sporting events. Sports injuries in canine athletes are covered in depth including their causes, prevention and rehabilitation. The role that psychology can play in the rehabilitation of the canine athlete is also discussed. Participants get hands-on experience with dogs on site.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB.

Please note: Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day and may have to return to make up the missing hours.

  Click to Verify Canine Sports Medicine
Click to verify

Course Fee: $1,600

Topics Covered Include:

  • Canine sporting events: the organizations that oversee them and the breeds that participate
  • Anatomical structures and locomotion as they relate to canine performance
  • Gait assessment and retraining
  • Lameness evaluation
  • Canine sports injuries: causes, prevention and targeted rehabilitation
  • Conditioning for the canine athlete
  • Erogenic drugs (ethical and unethical)
  • Nutrition and supplements for the canine athlete
  • Canine sports psychology and how it can effect rehabilitation

Class Times: Please note the revised class times for the June 2017, August 2017, and November 2017 Canine Sports Medicine classes.

June 2017 and August 2017 classes in Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Day 1:   9 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
Day 2:   9 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
Day 3:   9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

November 2017 class in Coral Springs, Florida
Thursday, November 9: 1-5 p.m.
Friday, November 10: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, November 11: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, November 12: 8 a.m.-12 noon

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Colorado and Florida. There is a 1-hour break for lunch. Registered students: Please watch for specific emails about each class as there may be occasional minor changes to class times.

There is a 1-hour break for lunch. At the end of DAY 3, students are given an open-book, take-home final exam that they have 30 days to complete. Collaboration with fellow classmates is encouraged.