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Program Overview

​The Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner (CVMMP) small animal track is a 117-CE-hour program (approved by AAVSB RACE) that trains and certifies veterinarians in Small Animal Veterinary Medical Manipulation (SAVMM), or small animal chiropractic. This program is offered only to licensed veterinarians and 3rd or 4th year veterinary school students, providing them with the opportunity to learn SAVMM more efficiently and effectively, while taking their skills and knowledge to a deeper level. The SAVMM program is split up into five sessions. Two sessions take place online while three sessions take place on-site at the state-of-the-art IVMI campus in Reddick, Florida, USA.

32 hours of the program are set aside for intensive, hands-on wet lab learning in small groups with dogs. The lab groups are 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 on dogs. This structure ensures that students will be confident to start clinical practice after the first on-site session.

Major Topics

Some of the main topics that this program covers include:

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


Lecture topics include core strength and stability.



Students get plenty of hands-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.

Program Features

  • Designed for and offered exclusively to veterinarians and veterinary students.
  • Limited seats available to small lab groups (4 students per group) for the 32 hours of wet labs.
  • World-renowned faculty demonstrates how to use the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques to maximize results.
  • Students learn to diagnose and treat real cases during the wet labs.
  • Free case consultations with faculty through email and online discussion.

Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner Certification

Students of this program 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 this program
  • Pass 4 online homework assignments with scores of 75% or above
  • Pass final written exam* with a score of 75% or above
  • Pass final practical exam* with a score of 75% or above
  • Submit one Veterinary Medical Manipulation case report to be approved
*All exams are conducted in English only