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–Emma Poore, BSc VetMB, MA, MRCVS, Tamworth, Staffs, England

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–Canine Sports Medicine (UK) student, DVM, MRCVS
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Upcoming Dates

» September 2-4, 2017
Canine Sports Medicine (UK), University of Surrey, UK. £1,050 (early-bird rate until February 28, 2017); after February 28, 2017, the course fee is £1,300.

To register, please visit the University of Surrey's Online Store.

 

The Canine Rehabilitation Institute is offering another course in the UK!

The Canine Rehabilitation Institute is pleased to be returning to the United Kingdom in 2017! Our continuing education courses will be held at the University of Surrey's School of Veterinary Medicine. This brand-new veterinary school has amazing state-of-the-art facilities all in a beautiful park-like setting with hotels nearby in Guildford.

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We will be offering our Canine Sports Medicine course first, and we plan to continue with the two remaining courses in our certification program — Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Our program includes these three hands-on courses and an internship at a practice with a certified canine rehabilitation therapist.

Canine Sports Medicine (UK)

Course Dates: September 2-4, 2017

Venue: University of Surrey, School of Veterinary Medicine, Guildford, Surrey, UK. View website.

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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 licensed veterinary surgeons and physiotherapists.

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 limited to 32 participants. This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB.

Course Fee: £1,050 (early-bird rate until February 28, 2017); after February 28, 2017, the course fee is £1,300.

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 affect rehabilitation

Travel Arrangements: The course venue, University of Surrey's School of Veterinary Medicine, is convenient to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Public transportation is available making car hire unnecessary.

The following hotels are close to the University of Surrey. Students traveling with dogs may wish to also look for pet-friendly accommodations on Airbnb.

Holiday Inn Guildford (short walk from Veterinary School buildings)
Egerton Road
Guildford, Surrey
GU2 7XZ 
United Kingdom
View the hotel website
Note: The Holiday Inn is the closest accommodation to the University. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed except for assistance dogs.

Travelodge Guildford (20-minute drive)
Woodbridge Meadows
Guildford, Surrey GU1 1BD
United Kingdom
View the hotel website
Note: The Travelodge is the only local pet-friendly hotel. For £20, up to 2 dogs can stay in the room.

Premier Inn Guildford North (A3) (20-minute drive)
Parkway
Guildford, Surrey GU11UP
United Kingdom
View the hotel website

Guildford Harbour Hotel (formerly Radisson Blu Edwardian Guildford, 30-minute drive)
3 Alexandra Terrace
Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3DA
United Kingdom
View the hotel website

Registration: To register, please visit the University of Surrey's Online Store. Please note the early-bird rate ends February 28, 2017.

Questions? For course/technical questions, please contact Dr. Constanza Gomez Alvarez, Head of the University of Surrey's Veterinary Biomechanics Laboratory, at c.gomezalvarez@surrey.ac.uk. For other questions, please contact Mrs. Julia Gerhold, Professional Development and Contracts Manager at University of Surrey's School of Veterinary Medicine, at j.gerhold@surrey.ac.uk.

Updated December 16, 2016