About Us

The Healing Oasis Wellness Center LLC, is an educational institution
located in Sturtevant, Wisconsin dedicated to the advancement
of Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT), Veterinary
Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy (VMRT), clinical & functional
neurology as they apply to the above programs with related Cont. Education. 

School Accreditation and Approval

The school has been in existence since 1998 and has achieved several state and national approvals and accreditations. The Healing Oasis Wellness Center is a nationally accredited institution (through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) recognized as an accrediting agency by the US Dept. of Education (See www.accet.org).  All programs that are presented at the school have also been approved by the Wisconsin Dept. of Safety & Professional Services – Educational Approval Program (DSPS-EAP; https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/EducationalApproval/Default.aspx), the College of Animal Chiropractors (www.collegeofanimalchiropractors.org), and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (www.animalchiropractic.org).  Both postgraduate programs (VMRT and VSMT) have been approved for the GI Bill ® (by the WI State Approving Agency [SAA] for Veteran’s Education Benefits, Dpt. of Veterans Affairs [DVA]).  The “GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).   The Healing Oasis Wellness Center is the only school and institution to have achieved such standards since its inception in 1998 (full Approval 1/1/1999).
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Dates: Nov 5th – 7th, 2021 ******This is our 20th yearly conference! Come join us and find out why we are “Holistic Veterinary Learning At Its Best!”  The conference will be hosted at the National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL. The theme for this year is: “Inflammation: The Boogieman of Recovery and Rehabilitation” 

List of speakers:

  • Leilani Alvarez, DVM, MS, DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT DACVSMR, MRCVS (Integrative & Rehabilitative Medicine Dept. Chair, Animal Medical Center, NY; and international speaker).
  • Philippe Benoit, DVM, DACVSMR (Director of the Sport Horse Research Foundation, private practitioner, and international speaker)
  • Gregory Cramer, DC, Ph.D., Dean of Research, National Univ. of Health Sciences
  • Tara Hembrooke, Ph. D. (Researcher and Nutritionist, Platinum Performance)
  • Amber Ihrke, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVSMT (Owner of VSMR, Homer Glen, IL)
  • Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA (Director Pet Vitality, and private practitioner)
  • Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA (Director of Veterinary Sports Medicine Dept., Coral Springs, FL)
  • Stephanie Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Neurology (Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Neurology, Purdue Univ. School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Cooper Williams, VMD, DACVSMR, ISELP Cert. (Director of Equine Sports Medicine of Maryland, and faculty at ISELP)
  • Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC., (Program Director and co-Ownerofo of the Healing Oasis Wellness Center, and international speaker).

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!  NO on-site registration will be conducted.

Speakers, lecture titles, and synopsis: 2021 Conference Speakers with Synopsis


      Check the CE seminar section!