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 existed 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 for 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 11th – 13th, 2022.  This is our 21st 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: “Strength, Stability, and Motion – Winning the Performance Trifecta!” 

List of speakers:

  • Carrie Adrian, PT, Ph.D., FIAVRPT. Director of Rehabilitation, VCA.
  • Hilary Clayton, BVMS, Ph.D., DACVSMR, FRCVS.  Professor Emeritus Michigan State University. International speaker in equine biomechanics.
  • Douglas Gould, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Foundational Medical Studies, Neurology Dept., Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
  • Andrea Henderson, DVM, MS, DACVSMR; MAJ-USAR & Chief of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, San Antonio, TX.
  • Cynthia Otto, DVM, Ph.D., DACVECC, DACVSMR. Director Penn Vet Working Dog Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Mike Powell, DC, DACNB. Associate Professor Carrick Institute of Neurological Sciences.
  • Meghan Ramos, VMD, Resident-ACVSMR. The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Pedro Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC.  Program Director – Healing Oasis Wellness Center.
  • Roland Thaler, VMD, DACVSMR, ISELP-C. Medical director -Metamora Equine Specialty Practice.
  • Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, DACVSMR. Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation., Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

REGISTRATION Form = 2022_ConferenceApplicationForm

SCHEDULE = 2022 HOWC Conference Schedule Sponsors&Links

List of speakers, lecture titles, and synopsis = 2022 Speakers – Titles w Pictures

CE Approved by: AAVSB-RACE (ID#20-936382); AVCA (approved ID#2219), CoAC (approved), IVCA (approved), MN Board of Chiropractic Examiners (approved for both regular DC license and animal chiropractic license renewal CE hours); through the National University of Health Sciences for licensed chiropractors (Approved for IL, IN, IA and MI; pending for WI).

Some of the Exhibitors: 2022 Conference Exhibitors


      Check the CE seminar section!