Course Overview

This free course provides an introduction to Canine I: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. Utilizing video presentations, participants will be able to view the first 4 units in the module.

The University of Tennessee offers the full Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation, along with other programs of benefit to patients and practices.

To learn more about the University of Tennessee's Companion Animal Pain Management Certificate Program, including the option to enroll in the full Canine I module through VetMedTeam, please use this link Full Companion Animal Pain Program.



Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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.

This is an non-interactive online course that meets RACE requirements; program number 57-10618


Participation Access Parameters

VetMedTeam courses are asynchronous - they do not contain real time components. Participants log in at times convenient to personal schedules.

Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting. However, participants who do not access the course for 30 consecutive days will be processed as incomplete. Any activity within the course will reset to the full 30 days time allotment.

Participants who are unable to complete the course may re-enroll at their convenience.


Course Content

This free introductory course presents the first 4 units in the full program's Canine I: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation:

1. Introduction to Physical Rehabilitation

2. Conditions That Can Benefit from Rehab

3. Additional Conditions That Can Benefit from Rehab

4. Question and Answer Session


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

This course is appropriate for veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians interested in providing canine rehabilitative services to patients and clients.

Upon completion of the free course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of canine rehabilitation
  • Identify the rehabilitation team
  • Identify three conditions in dogs that can benefit from rehabilitation
  • Describe the role of rehab in treating osteoarthritis


Course Completion Requirements

  • Examination: Students must pass the examination with a score of 80% or better

  • Course Survey: Students must submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will be automatically marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Author

Darryl Millis, M.S., D.V.M. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, C.C.R.P.



Price: FREE



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