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March 2019

CRI Graduate Dr. Leilani Alvarez Published in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

Congratulations to CRI graduate Leilani Alvarez, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, on her recent publication "Effect of Targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Canine Postoperative Hemilaminectomy: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial" in the March/April 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Read the abstract and more about the article.


February 2019

Blue Dog Designs and Canine Rehabilitation Institute Announce the "Help 'Em Out" Contest for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Blue Dog Designs Help 'Em Up logo Blue Dog Designs, makers of the Help‘Em Up Harness®, in partnership with Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), has announced the 2019 “Help ‘Em Out” contest to encourage veterinary technicians/nurses to pursue education in canine rehabilitation. The winner of the “Help ‘Em Out” contest will receive free tuition for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, one of the three courses required for certification by Canine Rehabilitation Institute – a $2,900 value!

Blue Dog Designs and CRI Help 'Em Out 2019 contest flierCRI and Blue Dog Designs created the competition to help more veterinary technicians and nurses become certified in canine rehabilitation to meet the growing demand in the field. Due to the positive response to last year’s competition and strong interest in the field, the two are running the contest again.

The “Help ‘Em Out” contest is open now through April 15, 2019. Entrants will need to meet the prerequisites for CRI’s Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, and write a 400-500-word essay explaining why they are interested in canine rehabilitation and what they hope to accomplish in their career.

Information about the contest and an entry form can be found on the Blue Dog Designs and CRI "Help 'Em Out" Contest for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses page on the CRI website.


May 2018

Second Edition of Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Now Available!

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation book coverCRI faculty member Dr. Chris Zink and founder Dr. Janet Van Dyke are excited to announce that the second edition of their book Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is now available!

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New chapters cover biological therapies, working dogs, and business management, and every chapter has been extensively revised and expanded with state-of-the-art information - providing an even greater wealth of evidence, expertise, and experience to this complex discipline. This gold standard reference for all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation is a must have!

Special offer! The first 100 orders will get a personalized copy autographed by Chris Zink and free shipping (when shipped to a U.S. address).

To learn more and place an order, visit the Canine Sports Productions website.


April 2018

Congratulations to the Winner of the Blue Dog Designs and Canine Rehabilitation Institute "Help 'Em Out" Contest!

Blue Dog Designs and Help 'Em Up™ Harness logoBlue Dog Designs, makers of the Help 'Em Up® Harness, in partnership with Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), is pleased to announce the winner of the Help 'Em Out Contest: Kim Barrier, a lead veterinary technician from New Braunfels who works with Texas Specialty Veterinary Services (TSVS). Ms. Barrier will receive free tuition to CRI's Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation - a $2,900 value.

Cary Zimmerman, president of Blue Dog Designs and inventor of the Help 'Em Up® Harness, said he was very impressed by the response to the competition. "It certainly showed us how strong interest in the field of canine rehabilitation is," he said.

"We are thrilled to be able to provide this educational opportunity to Ms. Barrier to help launch her career in canine rehabilitation," added Dr. Janet Van Dyke, founder and CEO of Canine Rehabilitation Institute. "After she completes CRI certification, she will be able to take her new skills and the hand-on experience that distinguishes our program back to her practice and patients."

Due to the strong interest shown by this group of professionals in pursing education in canine rehabilitation, Blue Dog Designs has announced plans to sponsor the Help 'Em Out Contest with CRI again next year! All entries submitted to this year's Help 'Em Out Contest will be kept on file for consideration next year. Applicants will be asked ahead of time for permission to be re-entered into the contest.

The Help 'Em Out competition was designed to encourage veterinary technicians/nurses to pursue education in rehabilitation to meet growing demand in the field. Contestants needed to meet CRI's prerequisites and write an essay explaining why they were interested in canine rehabilitation and what they hoped to accomplish in their career. The contest ran from February 1 to March 15, 2018.

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Congratulations to Our New Graduates

February 2019
Jennifer Bouthilet, DVM, MBA, CCRT
Michelle Congelosi, DVM, CCRT
Susan Cushing, CCRVN
Kelsey Drenker, CVT, CCRVN
Tracy Gebhard, DVM, CCRT
Kady Gowen, CVT, CCRVN
Amber Hopkins, DVM, cVMA, DACVAA, CCRT
Michael Hornberger, DVM, CCRT
Ashley Larter, RVT, CCRVN
Meghan Morales, PT, DPT, Cert DN, CEAS, CCRT
Jamie Novak, RVT, CCRVN
Erica Ronhovde, DVM, CCRT
Alicia Smith, VN, CCRVN
Jennifer Zaharek, PT, DPT, CCRT

January 2019
Faith Banks, DVM, CHPV, CCRT
Hyejeong Choi, CCRA
Allie Dunlop, DVM, CVA, CVC, CCRT
Maureen Hollinshead, DVM, CCRT
Jayne Howell, CCRA
Ah Young Kim, DVM, MS, CVA, CCRT
Katherine Patrick, DPT, CCRT
Estefania Romo, MZV, CCRT

December 2018
Twyla Angelos, DVM, CCRT
Chen Berger, DVM, CCRT
Ailien Britt, DVM, CCRT
Brittney Huntimer, DPT, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, CCRT
Mathias Kuhn, DVM, CCRT
Kourtney McCarthy, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Stephanie Sheen, DVM, CCRT
Rebecca Waller, RVN, CCRVN

November 2018
Shawna Carmo, RVT, CCRVN
Tracie East, PT, DPT, WCC, CCRT
Hannah Gallagher, PT, DPT, CCRT
Valerie Gielen, DVM, CCRT
Sara Lam, BVSc, CCRT
Cara McNamee, DVM, cVMA, CCRT
Nicole Vogel, DVM, CCRT

October 2018
Harry Brar, DVM, CCRT
Julie Cauwenberg, PT, CCRT
Yuko Eguchi-Coe, DVM, CVA, CVMMP, CCRT
Marc Geysen, DVM, CCRT
Sehaj Grewal, DVM, CCRT
Chandra Heider, DVM, CCRT
Raceeta MacKenzie, BSc, DVM, CAC, CVA, CCRT
Hannah Manderson, LVT, CCRVN
Tuomo Nyyssonon, DVM, CCRT
Senka Piri, BVSc, CCRT
Amanda Price, PT, DPT, MTC, CCRT

September 2018
Carmella Britt, DVM, CCRT
Wendy Byrd, DVM, CCRT
Nancy Frieze, DPT, CCRT
Leesa Gillies, DVM, MSc, CCRT
Kim Holzman, DVM, CVPP, CCRT
John Humbert, DC, CCRA
Andrea Klepzig, DVM, CCRT
Megan LeFave, DVM, cVMA, CCRT
Ann Rubright, PT, CCRT
Pieter Vanacker, DVM, CCRT

August 2018
Hilke Braeckmans, PT, CCRT
Wolfgang Brolley, PT, CCRT
Jessica Dahlberg DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, CCRT
Clare Ellis, BVSc (Hons), CVA (IVAS), CCRT
Yuval Fishelson, DVM, CCRT
Yuet Foong, BVSc, BVMS, CVA, CCRT
Sommer Hall, MPT, CCRT
Ashley Holtz, CVT, CCRVN
Denise Kaufman, BS, CCRA
Stephanie Loomis, DVM, CCRT
Maryam Jajouei Moghaddam, DVM, CCRT
Samantha Scholten, MRCVS, CCRT
Tanya Sparling, DVM, CCRT
Nicola Steele, VN, CCRA

July 2018
Karyna Blake, CCRVN
Jessie Borgmeyer, DVM, CCRT
Elisabeth Cameron, BVetMed, BSc, MRCVS, CCRT
Kelly Fishman, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Natalie Helm, LVT, CCRVN
David Hirsch, DVM, CVA, CVC, MS, CCRT
Yueh-Lun Hus, DVM, CCRT
Melissa Jennings, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), CCRT
Nancy Mitrano, MS, PT, CMP, DPT, CCRT
Katrina Olson, BSc, CCRA
Rena Singer, BS, DVM, CAC, CCRT
Jennifer Taylor, MS, DVM, CCRT
Trinity Taylor, CVT, CCRVN

June 2018
Javier Beneroso, DVM, CCRT
Bonnie Brown, VMD, CCRP, CCRT
Candice Brueck, MPT, CCRT
Jodi Croce, BS, CVT, CCRVN
Steven De Wit, PT, CCRT
Ana Equivel, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Edriana Bougrat Fermin, DPT, CCRT
Merry Gibson, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Michael Jewell, DVM, CCRT
Woosung Jung, DVM, CCRT
Lisa Kelly, CCRA
Hyeong-Mok Kim, DVM, CCRT
Amy Panning, DVM, CCRT
Shannon Patton, CCRA
Billie Jean Schanen, MSPT, CCRT

May 2018
Erika Gennusa, DVM, CCRT
Hillary Greatting, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), CCRT
Christy McCratic, DVM, CCRT
Heather McEvoy, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Michelle Murray, CCRA
Jacqueline Olson, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Kelsey Schroeder, DVM, CCRT
Chris Stezik, RVT, CCRA/CCRVN

April 2018
Katelyn Bakewell, DVM, CCRT
Haley Brabant, DVM, CCRT
Joanna Cronquist, VMD, CCRT
Bethany Frank, DVM, MS, cVMA, CCRT
Dana Hoyt, DVM, CCRT
Kristie Hughes, BPhty, CCRT
Nancy Levin, CCRA
Samantha Nowak, LVT, CCRVN
Beverly Osteen, DVM, CCRT
Radica Rajagopal, DVM, CVA, CAC, CCRT
Wendy Ying, DVM, CVA, CAC, CCRT
Byung-Gook Yoon, DVM, CCRT

March 2018
Corey Brashinger, CCRA
Kelly Brooks, DVM, CCRT
Manami Hosokawa, CCRA
Jennifer Patton, DVM, CCRT
Viviana Restrepo, CCRA
Andrea Robertson, DVM, CCRT
Anna Shoya, DVM, CCRT
Rebecca Staple, DVM, CCRT
Andrea Storch, BSc, DVM, CCRT
Zachary Wermers, PT, ATC, CCRT

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