The curriculum consists of a minimum of 220 hours of on-line, supervised classroom and hands-on instruction. In addition, 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/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.
NEWLY REVISED Dates for the fall of 2021:
CUT OFF DATE FOR REGISTRATIONS IS FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 2021
- Module 1 September 17-19, 2021 (On-Line work pre and post this Module)
- Module 2 October 22-24, 2021 (On-Line work pre and post this Module)
- Module 3 November 26-28, 2021 (On-Line work pre and post this Module)
- Module 4 January 14-16 OR 21-23, 2022 (TBA) (On-Line pre and post this Module)
- Module 5 February 18-20 OR 25-27, 2022 (TBA) (On-Line pre and post this Module)
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 $6675.00 CAD + 13% HST. A minimum (non-refundable) deposit of $950.00 + 13% HST must accompany the application. The balance of $5725.00 + 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 both the on-line and in-class portions of the curriculum. The audit price (without certification examination by this institution) will be $5755.00 CAD + 13% HST. A non-refundable deposit of $1300.00 + HST must be included with the application. The balance ($4455.00 + 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 at a rate of $1150.00 CAD + 13% HST (Ontario).
The student will receive a mail by email confirming their reservation once all applicable admission requirements have been fulfilled.
This program is approved by both the College of Animal Chiropractors(CoAC) and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association(AVCA). Upon successful completion of the program, veterinarians will receive certification as Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapists(VSMT) and chiropractors will be certified Animal Chiropractors(CAC).
- Basic Neurology
- Advanced Neurology
- Scientific Validity
- Ethics and Legalities
- Rehabilitation Therapy
- Alternative/Complementary Therapy Modalities
- Basic Chiropractic Techniques Lecture
- Basic Chiropractic Techniques Lab
- Case Presentations
- Adjunctive Veterinary Diagnosis
- Alternative Techniques
- Veterinary Pathology
- Chiropractic Pathology
- Advanced Chiropractic Techniques