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CE Course Overview

​The Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner (CVMMP) Course (Small Animal Track) is a 117 CE hour course (approved by AAVSB RACE) that trains and certifies veterinarians in Small Animal Veterinary Medical Manipulation (SAVMM). This course is only offered to licensed veterinarians, and 3rd or 4th year veterinary school students, and 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 sessions take place on-site at the state-of-the-art IVMI campus in Reddick, Florida, USA.

32 hours of the course are set aside for intensive, hands-on wet lab learning in small groups with dogs. The lab group size is limited to 4 students per dog to ensure that each student receives the maximum amount of individual attention and hands-on experience to practice SAVMM (or chiropractic) on dogs. This structure ensures that students will be confident to start clinical practicing after the 1st on-site session.

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
*All exams are conducted in English only