“Of the three major commitments I've made to post-grad certifications, the CRI course is undoubtedly the best organized and most conducive to learning. The course will be highly relevant to my daily practice. I'm stoked to see how much more effective I'll be at helping my patients enjoy life."
–Carla Wilkie, DVM, CVA, CVC, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

“CRI gave me the skills I needed to apply my human physical therapy experience to our canine rehabilitation practice. The classroom lectures combined with hands-on labs were invaluable."
–Amy Kramer, PT, DPT, CCRT, Santa Monica, California


Colorado State University
We are proud to be partnering with Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.


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Welcome to Canine Rehabilitation Institute!

Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. provides veterinary and physical therapy professionals with top-notch training in canine rehabilitation. Classes are small and learning is hands-on with dogs on site providing real-life lessons in anatomy and biomechanics. Our instructors are recognized leaders in their fields — and they love to teach. They have also managed busy referral practices so they understand the business as well as the science of canine rehabilitation.

Certification Programs and Continuing Education Courses
We offer two certification programs: Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) for veterinarians and physical therapists, and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse (CCRVN) for veterinary technicians/nurses. Veterinary technicians/nurses with credentials including CVT, LVT, RVT, AHT or those who have completed a two-year veterinary technology program will be certified as Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurses (CCRVN). Veterinary technicians/nurses without formal credentials will be certified as Canine Rehabilitation Assistants (CCRA). If the applicant is not a credentialed veterinary technician, a letter of recommendation will be required following the guidelines specified in the course application. Since CRI was founded in 2002, we have certified more than 1,000 students from 30 countries.

We hold our certification modules in convenient locations in Florida and Colorado. We have taught in countries around the world including Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. We also offer a variety of continuing education opportunities year-round. Check out the CRI calendar for upcoming courses.

What Should You Expect from a CRI Course?
Watch a video about our Canine Sports Medicine module and listen to what the students think about it.








News & Events

» Three Online Courses Now Available
CRI has launched its first three online courses - Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management, Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation and The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient.

» "Help 'Em Out" Contest
Congratulations to the winner of the Blue Dog Designs and CRI "Help 'Em Out" contest!

» International Courses
Registration is open for our upcoming course in Belgium.

» AARV Member Discount
AARV members are eligible for a 10% discount on CE courses.

» AVMA Podcast
Listen to Dr. Janet Van Dyke discuss "What is Veterinary Rehabilitation?" on an AVMA podcast.

» Job Postings
Visit our Jobs section to see current job openings or submit a job posting for your company.

» New Graduates
Congratulations to our recent graduates.

?Did you know that our CCRTs, CCRVNs, and CCRAs get a 10% discount on most CE courses?