Features December 2011 Issue

Canine Hydrotherapists

Jennifer Hill is a licensed CCRP; Adele Delp (with the cute Australian Shepherd, Lizzie) teaches puppy kindergarten classes in the hydrotherapy room at Apex Animal Hospital.

Canine Hydrotherapists

What credentials do canine hydrotherapists have, and how are they trained?

Two schools in the United States (the University of Tennessee and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute) offer certification to veterinarians, physical therapists, veterinary technicians, and physical therapy assistants in canine rehabilitation. Courses include canine anatomy and physiology; conditions and injuries commonly referred for rehabilitation; physical modalities and their application, contraindications, and equipment maintenance; therapeutic exercise; client education; sports medicine; and hydrotherapy.

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