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CE Course Overview

​The Certified Small Animal Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner CE Course is a 117 CE hour course that trains and certifies licensed veterinarians in Small Animal Veterinary Medical Manipulation (SAVMM). This course is only offered to licensed veterinarians, and 3rd or 4th year veterinary school students. This course provides veterinarians with the opportunity to learn SAVMM more efficiently and effectively, while taking their skills and knowledge to a deeper level.
The SAVMM Course is split up into 5 sessions. 2 sessions take place online while 3 session takes place on-site at the spacious IVMI campus in the greater Ocala area in Central Florida.


32 hours of the SAVMM Course's117 hour course are set aside for intensive, hands-on wet lab learning in small groups. The lab group size is limited to 4 students to ensure that each student receives the maximum amount of individual attention and hands-on experience.

Veterinary Medical Manipulation Overview

The Veterinary Medical Manipulation Course here at IVMI is the result of a merging partnership with IVMI and the Pasteur Equine Learning Institute (PELI) that took place during 2013. The Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation course was designed on the building block of PELI’s Equine Spinal Manipulation course. PELI had been offering its Equine Spinal Manipulation course since 2011. Now, the IVMI and former PELI faculty are proud to offer the renamed and redesigned Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation course. In 2016 IVMI will begin offering their Veterinary Medical Manipulation course to not only equine practitioners, but to small animal practitioners as well by creating a new track in the course.

Major Topics

Some of the main topics that this coursecovers include:

  • Gait Patterns
  • TMJ Function and Manipulation
  • Medical Shoulder Instability
  • Core Strength and Stability
  • Rehab Tools
  • Motion palpation
  • Iliopsoaos Straine
  • Shaping and Luring
  • Lumbar Manipulation


Lecture topics will include core strength and stability.



Students get plenty of hand-on practice in wet labs.


Gain a deeper understanding with hands-on wet labs.



Class size is limited to ensure a high quality learning environment.

Course Features

  • Veterinarian exclusive course.
  • Limited seats, small lab groups (4 students per group) in 40 hours of wet labs.
  • World renowned faculty demonstrate how to use the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques to maximize the results in your patients.
  • Tai-ji is offered every morning to help participants center and focus themselves before class begins.
  • Students learn to diagnose and treat real cases during the wet labs.
  • Free case consultations with the faculty through email and online discussion.
  • Class handouts and notes as a digital file.

Small Animal Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner Certification

Students of the VMM Course are eligible for the Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner (CVMMP) certification, endorsed by the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute.

The certification requirements are as follows: 

  • Complete all 5 sessions of the course
  • Pass 3 online quizzes with scores above 75%
  • Pass Final Written Exam with a score above 75%
  • Pass Final Practical Exam with a score above 75%
  • Submit one Veterinary Medical Manipulation case report to be approved