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Spotlight on Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy Program

by Feb 8, 2016

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If you have always wondered what it takes to treat animals as part of your chiropractic practice, here is a course series you won’t want to miss: National University is proud to add a certification program in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT) to its continuing education schedule.

This program is led by Pedro Rivera, DVM, FACFN, who has been practicing VSMT for over 27 years. Rivera heads up The Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin, which is nationally accredited by the U. S. Department of Education, the College of Animal Chiropractors, and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

“Our goal is to make sure our students become proficient at spinal manipulation on animals, so they can provide that health care service safely and properly,” says Dr. Rivera. “We’re excited to bring our certification series to the campus of National University in Lombard.”

The National University course series will offer dog labs on campus, and field trips to Dr. Rivera’s barn for hands-on experience in equine adjustment. In addition to classroom time, students will work with animals under the guidance of certified professionals.

“Dr. Rivera’s animal manipulation program is considered to be the best in the world. Educationally, it is the most comprehensive, and includes a great deal of hands-on practice adjusting animals.” says Dr. Gregory Cramer, dean of research at National University and faculty member in the VSMT certification program.

The National University VSMT program 226-hour program is open to both licensed chiropractic physicians (DCs) and licensed veterinarians (DVMs). The faculty presenting the course have a wealth of credentials in a variety of medical specialties, including chiropractic medicine, veterinary medicine, neurology, and anatomy.

“Interaction between veterinarians and chiropractors, both in teaching and taking the course, enhances the learning environment,” says Dr. Cramer. “I have recommended the course series to many individuals interested in treating animals and they have all been very pleased with the program.”

The NUHS certification program begins on March 30, 2016, so register online soon. For more information or questions on the program, call 630-889-6622.

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