“One of the best courses I've ever taken, and I've taken a whole lot of them. Very impressive—set up, staff, even the refreshments! Material presented very well. Thank you!"
–Liz Powers, PT,
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado

This travel information is provided to assist you with making your travel arrangements. You may wish to consult other online resources (Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak, etc.) to research area hotels and compare rates. Please do not make any non-refundable travel plans until your course registration has been confirmed.

Class Details: Please check the schedule for each day of your particular course as times can vary based on the instructor and location. We ask that you schedule your travel so that you do not arrive late to class or need to leave early. Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day and may have to return to make up the missing hours.

We will be doing labs on the floor as well as outdoors so please dress comfortably (scrubs, shorts, sandals, tank tops). The classroom may get chilly at times so bring a light jacket or long-sleeve shirt. Also, allow enough room in your suitcase for your text and lab book as well as any materials you may purchase.

We require that all dogs be current with vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, parvovirus, bordetella, CIV and leptospirosis, and have had a negative fecal test within 6 months. Dogs must also be treated for fleas and heartworm prior to attending class. Please contact us if you plan to bring your dog.

Note: If you are attending the Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nursing course (formerly called Canine Rehabilitation Assistant), bring your Intro lab book with anatomy notes and color photos with you.

We would like to remind our international students that it is their responsibility to obtain the documents required for travel to the United States. This process has slowed down considerably since 9/11, so check waiting times and plan ahead! In additional to a valid passport, residents from countries that are not exempt from a visa requirement will need to apply for a Business Visitor Visa (B-1). For up-to-date information, check with the U.S. Consulate in your country, or go to the Visas section of the U.S. State Department website, https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html.


Wheat Ridge Animal HospitalCourse Location
Courses are held at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital's new location in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, which opened Spring 2017.

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
10140 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

The new Wheat Ridge hospital includes a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center and conference facilities.

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital website

Parking: Our classroom space is located near the southeast corner of the building. Please do not enter through the main hospital entrance. Instead, please enter as indicated on the southeast corner of the building, using the doors which lead directly to our classroom.

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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital parking map

Course Location Map


Airports / Ground Transportation
Wheat Ridge is located immediately west of Denver, about 7 miles from downtown Denver and 28 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN). We recommend using services like Uber and Lyft for ground transportation in the area, including to and from the airport.


Hotel Accommodations

We have arranged discounted CRI rates with the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood. Students are also welcome to make reservations at other hotels in the area such as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Wheat Ridge, or find accommodations through rental services such as Airbnb, VRBO, and Home Away.

Sheraton Denver West HotelSheraton Denver West Hotel
(5.2 miles to/from Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital)
360 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228

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Click on the links below to make reservations online. Please be sure to book reservations at least 6 weeks prior to the first day of the room block in order to receive the group rate.

Our CRI discount rates and reservation links are:

The Sheraton Denver West Hotel is providing a complimentary daily hotel shuttle to and from Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. It also features complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms, complimentary self parking, and free access to the indoor pool and fitness center.


More Information
Visit Denver: Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Colorado Tourism Office