In-Person Program

Canine Rehabilitation Certificate

About the CCRP

The Certified Canine Rehabilitation Program was introduced in 1999 in the United States and has subsequently spread around the world! (RACE approved with 88 hours)

The program offers a series of postgraduate courses for veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians. Participants are required to participate in a supervised clinical experience and take a cumulative examination. 

The courses are designed to guide the practitioner through the theoretical foundations up to the clinical applications of canine rehabilitation.

Participants earn the certificate after successful completion of online and practical courses and an examination.

In-depth, intensive training through in-person clinical sessions and online, on-demand didactic sessions.

Special CCRP discounts for one specific modality.

Access to additional training, referral service, and job placement support.

Our Partnership

The Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning (VAHL) is the exclusive educational and marketing partner of the University of Tennessee (UT) to establish an unparalleled force in veterinary education. 

This collaboration epitomizes a fusion of efforts, knowledge, and resources, empowering students globally with tailored expertise. Our joint endeavors prioritize cutting-edge research and innovative teaching methodologies. 

Through the UT & VAHL partnership, we are focused on advancing academic UT canine rehabilitation, equine rehabilitation, and canine fitness training programs while simultaneously enhancing VAHL webinars, symposia, and blended learning modules in the spirit of synergistic optimization. 

These platforms cover diverse additional topics including blood pressure and PWA, sports medicine, and surgery, AI-supported diagnostic tools, culminating in a holistic patient care approach. 

Our commitment extends beyond academia, as we publish authoritative works and provide lifelong learning and continuous support to students worldwide. 

Program Courses

Earn the CCRP credential after successfully finishing the following parts:

Canine I –Online (12 hours)

Canine II – Online (23 hours)

Canine III – Clinical animal labs (25 hours)

Canine IV – On-site case discussion (15 hours)

Canine V – Canine Osteoarthritis – Online (20 hours)

Canine VI – Clinical Practicum (additional fees may apply in some rare instances) and Case Evaluations (40 hours one-on-one training + 5 case evaluations)

Canine VII – Written and practical/oral exam (15 hours)

Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Darryl Millis

Dr. Darryl L. Millis is professor of orthopedic surgery and chief of surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a founding charter member of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Millis has authored over 50 publications, 30 textbook chapters, and 80 abstracts/proceedings. He is a primary faculty member of the University of Tennessee Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation, is a co-editor of the textbook Small Animal Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats, and has received the prestigious World Small Animal Veterinary Association Iams Paatsama Award. 

His primary research interests include osteoarthritis and physical rehabilitation.

Dr. David Levine

Dr. David Levine is professor of physical therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, adjunct associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and adjunct professor at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed veterinary journals and is co-editor of the books Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (2004, 2013) and Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats (2004).

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The CCRP Program is the premier approach to lifelong learning for those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of animals.