Basic Program

The curriculum consists of a minimum of 220 hours of on-line, supervised classroom and hands-on instruction. In addition, each student is required to review and present an assigned published journal article as well as prepare a thorough case presentation. This case will include a patient consultation for chiropractic/veterinary spinal manipulative care, including primary complaint, objective findings, physical findings, adjustments performed, outcome and progress plan.

A total of 5 modules will encompass a curriculum. Each module consists of live and pre-recorded on-line lectures as well as 3 in-class days beginning Friday until Sunday.  


North American applicants must have graduated from an accredited veterinary school of medicine or CCE accredited chiropractic school and hold current licenses from their respective provinces or states. License and diploma documentation must accompany the application. International applicants must provide Visa or passport information, diploma and proper governmental licensure for the country in which the applicant is currently practicing. In all cases, two character references and two passport-size photos are required. Chiropractors must investigate and provide in writing an understanding of their provincial/state regulations set forth by the veterinary and chiropractic licensing boards of their jurisdiction regarding the treatment of animals.  Veterinarians must investigate and provide in writing an understanding of their provincial/state legislation regarding the use of the title 'Chiropractor', including any penalties for an offence.

Dates for the fall of 2022 coming soon:   


  • Module 1  September  2022 (On-Line work pre and post this Module)
  • Module 2  October 2022 (On-Line work pre and post this Module)
  • Module 3  November 2023 (On-Line work pre and post this Module)
  • Module 4  January 2023 (On-Line pre and post this Module)
  • Module 5  February 2023 (On-Line pre and post this Module)


Performance Evaluation

Students are evaluated by a variety of methods that include written tests, oral presentations, take-home tests, case studies, and individual reports. To successfully complete the program a minimal grade of 76% must be attained.


A 100% attendance is required in class as well as completion of all on-line requirements. Credit will not be given for any weekend seminars, video taped seminars, correspondence seminars or "gained experience" outside of our program. Please note that no form of audio or visual reproduction of any lectures, labs, or notes is permitted.


The cost of the program is $7175.00 CAD + 13% HST. A minimum (non-refundable) deposit of $1050.00 + 13% HST must accompany the application. The balance of $6125.00 + 13% HST is due on or before the onset of any on-line or in-person classes.  Should the applicant withdraw by the end of the first module, 50% of the total cost of the program will be refunded. No refunds will be given after the first module.

If the applicant has successfully completed any animal chiropractic/veterinary spinal manipulative therapy program that is sanctioned by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association(AVCA) or the College of Animal Chiropractors(CoAC), auditing of this program is permitted, which would include the options of both on-line and in-class portions of the curriculum, the in-class (lab) portion only or 5 virtual hours of lecture only .  The price (without certification examination by this institution) for auditing all modules, including both on-line and in-class material will be $6275.00 CAD + 13% HST. A non-refundable deposit of $1500.00 + HST must be included with the application. The balance ($4775.00 + HST) is due on or before the onset of any on-line or in-person classes. Those that audit the program will not receive certification by the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre. To receive certification after successful completion of all the requirements - full tuition must be paid. Auditing can also be done on a "per module" basis by qualifying doctors. This could include both the on-line and in-class portions of the curriculum at a rate of $1295.00 CAD + 13% HST. Other options for auditing include, attending only the Saturday and Sunday portions of the module (hands-on lab) at a rate of $995 CAD + 13% HST per module OR, attending 5 virtual hours of cirriculum at a rate of $300 CAD + 13% HST. **Please see the Continiuing Education section of this website for more details. 

The student will receive confirmation of their reservation by email once all applicable admission requirements have been fulfilled.


This program is approved by both the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association(AVCA) and the College of Animal Chiropractors(CoAC). Upon successful completion of the program, veterinarians will receive certification as Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapists(VSMT) and chiropractors will be certified Animal Chiropractors(CAC).

Successful completion of this program enables doctors the opportunity to sit for the Certification test available through the AVCA. 

Course Outline:

  • Anatomy
  • Basic Neurology
  • Advanced Neurology
  • Scientific Validity
  • Biomechanics
  • Ethics and Legalities
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Alternative/Complementary Therapy Modalities
  • Basic Chiropractic Techniques Lecture
  • Basic Chiropractic Techniques Lab
  • Case Presentations
  • Philosophy
  • Adjunctive Veterinary Diagnosis
  • Alternative Techniques
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Chiropractic Pathology
  • Advanced Chiropractic Techniques

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About Veterinary Chiropractic

In concert with appropriate veterinary care, many specific musculo-skeletal conditions are well addressed by animal chiropractic. In addition, numerous animal care-takers understand the value of chiropractic in the over-all health and wellness of their dogs, cats, horses and other animals. Benefits of animal chiropractic include, enhanced performance, function and quality of life.

About The VCLC

The staff of the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre has over 170 years of combined experience in both Veterinary Medicine and Chiropractic. Our students gain the benefit of this diverse expertise. We welcome Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Chiropractic to our website and ultimately to our programs.