• Canine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Fee: $4,050 (lodging and meals included)*

    32 CE credit hours (RACE approved)

    * Prices increase after March 31, 2017. 

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    The aim of this course is to provide the participants with novel ideas that will improve patient care, animal health and success of your practice. Our goal is to make the participants’ orthopedic exam and diagnostic skills more accurate and provide the participant with tools that can be implemented in clinical practice immediately. The course will have a specific focus on prevention of arthritis and novel treatment options for common musculoskeletal injuries. Labs will include cadaveric labs and live dog labs including: orthopedic and rehabilitation exam; juvenile pubic symphysiodesis technique; musculoskeletal ultrasound; veterinary rehabilitation techniques and modalities; joint injections; orthotic molding, fitting and adjustment.







    NAVC Institute Instructor, Felix Duerr

    Felix Duerr, Dr. med. vet., MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR

    Felix Duerr, Dr. med. vet., MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR

    Dr. Duerr earned his veterinary degree in Germany at the Veterinary School in Hannover in Northern Germany. After two internships in Canada at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, he completed his surgical residency/master’s program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Duerr obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2008, and with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in 2012. Dr. Duerr is also certified with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. He worked in private practice for four years prior to joining Colorado State University in 2011 to oversee CSU’s Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation program. Dr. Duerr’s goal is to provide evidence-based guidelines for the treatment and prevention of common small animal injuries with translational application for human musculoskeletal disease.


    Myra Barrett, DVM, MS, DACVR
    Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT
    Theresa Wendland, DVM

    Recommended Supplemental Reading:

    1. Millis, Darryl, and David Levine. Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2nd edition, 2014.

    2. Catherine McGowan. Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals, 2nd edition, 2016.

    3. Zink, M. Christine, and Janet B. Van Dyke, eds. Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.

    4. Tobias, Karen M., and Spencer A. Johnston. Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal, 2-Volume Set. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013.

    5. Fossum, Theresa Welch. Small Animal Surgery Textbook. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013.

    6. Bloomberg, Mark S., Jon F. Dee, and Robert A. Taylor. Canine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Saunders, 1998.


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