Frequently Asked Questions

What is Animal Chiropractic or Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy(VSMT)?

Animal chiropractors and veterinarians certified in VSMT understand the intimate relationship between the spine and nervous system and its importance in proper mechanical function and in the over all health of small and large animals. The application of this art has many avenues and often utilizes  'adjustments', which are specific, small amplitude, high velocity maneuvers to areas of vertebral subluxation complexes, in order to resptore movement and facilitate proper function of the nervous system resulting in enhanced performance and quality of life.

Who practices Animal Chiropractic or veterinary spinal manipulation?

Certified doctors of chiropractic that practice animal chiropractic and can legally use the title animal chiropractor(CAC), wheras doctors of veterinary medicine that are certified use the terminology 'veterinary spinal manipulative therapy' or CVSMT, in accordance with the standards set forth by their respective provincial or state licensing boards. Others may claim to practice animal chiropractic or veterinary spinal manipulation, but, do check qualifications to ensure that they have successfully completed a CoAC or AVCA approved program.

What are our Admission Requirements?

North American Applicants must have graduated from a Veterinary School of Medicine accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or from a Council on Chiropractic Education (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. Veterinarians must investigate and provide in writing an understanding of their provincial/state lelgislation regarding the use of the title 'Chiropractor'.

What are the details of this program?

The program is conducted in the Brantford area of the Province of Ontario. Each program consists of five 5 day modules. Each Module begins on a Wednesday afternoon and ends on the following Sunday afternoon. More details can be found in the Our Programs section of this site.

Are current students in Veterinary or Chiropractic schools eligible for this program?

We are currently offering a minimum of openings to veterinary and chiropractic students who are in their final year of study.

Does this program qualify for continuing education credits?

Individual modules qualify for CE credits towards AVCA and CoAC membership renewal. Beyond this, eligibility for CE credits can only be determined by the respective Provincial or State licensing body or jurisdiction.

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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.