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CE Course Overview

​The Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner CE Course (CVMMP) is a 119 CE hour course (approved by RACE) that trains and certifies licensed veterinarians in Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM). This course is offered to veterinarians or veterinary school students exclusively and provides veterinarians with the opportunity to learn VMM more efficiently and effectively, while taking their skills and knowledge to a deeper level. This course is split up into 5 sessions. 2 sessions take place online while 3 sessions takes place on-site at the spacious IVMI campus in the greater Ocala area in Central Florida. 

32 hours of the CVMMP Course are set aside for intensive, hands-on wet lab learning in small groups with horses. 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 for practicing VMM (or chiropractic) on horses.

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 began 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 course covers include:

  • Gait Patterns
  • TMJ Function and Manipulation
  • The Back in Motion
  • Lumbar Function and Manipulation
  • Rehab Tools
  • Motion palpation
  • Equine biomechanics
  • Discipline Specific: Jumping, Speed, Dressage and Barrels 
  • The interaction between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system

Dr. Pasteur demonstrating Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation techniques.

Wet lab groups never have more have more than 4 students per TA.

Gain a deeper understanding with hands-on wet labs.

Students deepen their understanding of biomechanics and anatomy in the wet labs.

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

Suggested Reading

Anatomy of the Horse: an Illustrated Guide - Budras and Sack
Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy: The Horse - Ashdown and Done
Equine Back Pathology - Henson (editor)
Equine Locomotion - Back and Clayton
Foundations of Chiropractic - Gatterman (this is a human text)

Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner Certification

Students of the EVMM 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