“Julie Churchill made nutrition understandable by dispelling myths, focusing on basic concepts and making the necessary mathematics user-friendly. In this 2-day course, Julie taught us how to evaluate the various commercial diets and develop an appropriate diet to meet a pet's energy and nutritional needs. The skill set she taught would enable any veterinarian to offer nutritional counseling in the clinic with greater ease without an impact on busy schedules. With the rise in obesity among our companion animals and the effect it has on their bodies, the information Julie presented is a must for any practicing veterinarian and will prove invaluable."
–Holly Greene, PhD, PT, ATC,
San Leandro, California

“As a PT, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn so much from the nutrition course. I feel I'm far more knowledgeable now than I am for human patients on this topic!"
–Kelli Koga, PT, CCRT, Lafayette, Colorado

“Excellent program. Very valuable information that I will take home to my practice!"
–Anonymous, DVM
Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation
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Upcoming Dates

» First Session: Course available until June 15, 2018
Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation Online Course, $397.


Other Continuing Education Courses

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» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation


Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation is now offered as an online course!

"Finally, someone makes nutrition interesting, understandable, and practical. Thank you!" –Kim Fryer, BSc, BVSc, MANZCVS, CCRT, New South Wales, Australia

Faculty: Julie A. Churchill, DVM, PhD

Prerequisites: For the first session, this course will be open only to CCRTs, CCRVNs, and CCRAs. Veterinary technicians/nurses who are CCRVNs and CCRAs must submit an Employer Agreement Letter indicating that there is a veterinarian or physical therapist either certified in canine rehabilitation working in their practice or registered for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

For future sessions: This course will be open to all veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians/nurses. Veterinary technicians/nurses, including CCRPs, CCRVNs, and CCRAs, must submit an Employer Agreement Letter indicating that there is a veterinarian or physical therapist either certified in canine rehabilitation working in their practice or registered for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Course Description: Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation provides students with a fundamental understanding of how to integrate nutritional management with the rehabilitation of canine patients. Students learn how to formulate dietary recommendations, ways to incorporate nutrition into on-going patient management, and how to critically evaluate nutrition products. This course is the online version of our full-day Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation course.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB.

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Course Fee: For the first session, this course is offered at a discounted fee of $397. No further discounts apply. This is the same course that will be fully released later this year, but we are limiting this session to only 15 CRI graduates at a discounted rate. In return, we only ask for your feedback regarding your online experience with CRI by filling out a brief survey and submitting a testimonial to be used for future courses.

For future sessions, the fee will be $547.

Note: This registration fee permits one student to access the online course. Students may not share log-in information with others.

Course Dates: Within 24 hours of registering, students will receive a registration confirmation email and a Welcome Letter with instructions about how to access the Nutrition online course. Students will have access to the Nutrition online course materials until June 15, 2018. We encourage students to register for this course now, as the number of participants is limited.

Online Course Chapters

  • Putting Nutrition on Center Stage in Preventive Care
    This session will discuss practical tips and tools to leverage what already occurs in wellness exams and enhance the nutritional care of your patients. 
  • Pet Foods - Managing Mysterious Market Claims to Make a Selection
    Clients have so many questions about choosing the best foods for their pets. This discussion will offer resources and an approach to sort through information and talk with clients about choosing a great food for their pet.
  • Life Stage Nutrition - Feeding Puppies
    Learn to assess each pet and make recommendations at each milestone in their development to prevent diseases and maintain health.
  • Life Stage Nutrition - Feeding Senior Dogs
    Elder dogs are a large part of the patient base and an increasing proportion of the population. This session will evaluate the facts and fiction behind senior pet foods.
  • Alternative Feeding - Helping Clients Find a Good Fit for Them
    With an increasing demand for natural, organic, raw or homemade foods, pet nutrition has become a controversial topic. This discussion will consider a balanced approach for evaluating the evidence of the various alternatives to conventional dog food.
  • Obesity Management
    This session will include tips and tools for implementing a weight management program in primary care practices, defining the roles of team members, and considerations for differences between dogs and cats.