Basic Program

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The curriculum consists of a minimum of 220 hours of supervised classroom and hands-on instruction. In addition to class-time learning, required reading assignments and follow-up questions are given during each module and each student is required to prepare a thorough case presentation. This case will include a patient consultation for chiropractic 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 5 days beginning Wednesday (2 pm to 7 pm ), Thursday to Saturday (8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 7:30 pm), and Sunday (8 am to 1:30 pm). Depending on the module, longer hours may be required. 

Requirements

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.

Schedule Dates for 2017 - 2018:

  • Module 1 Sept 20-24, 2017
  • Module 2 Oct 18-22, 2017
  • Module 3 Nov 15 - 19, 2017
  • Module 4 Jan 10-14, 2018
  • Module 5 Feb 21-25, 2018

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.

Attendance

A 100% attendance is required. 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.

Costs

The cost of the program is $6175.00 CAD + 13% HST. A minimum (non-refundable) deposit of $750.00 + 13% HST must accompany the application. The balance of $5425.00 + 13% HST is due on or before the first day of the first module. 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 program that is sanctioned by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association(AVCA) or the College of Animal Chiropractors(CoAC), the audit price (without certification examination by this institution) will be $5255.00 CAD + 13% HST. A non-refundable deposit of $1100 + HST must be included with the application. The balance ($4155.00 + HST) is due on or before the first day of the program. 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 at a rate of $1050.00 CAD + 13% HST.

The student will receive a mail by ground mail or email confirming their reservation once all applicable admission requirements have been fulfilled.

Certification:

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

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.