VSMT – Intensive Review of Anatomy & Motion Palpation of the Cervical, Thoracic region & Thoracic Limb @ Healing Oasis Wellness Center
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – May 19 @ 1:00 pm

This intensive review will cover the functional neuro-anatomy as it pertains to VSMT evaluation and techniques.  Attendees will be able to chose between the small animal or the equine hands on labs.  We will also present the advanced techniques that are being presented during our basic program as well.

Main speaker and lead instructor: Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC

Maximum of 14 students.

Maximum number of CE contact hours = 18 (eighteen)hrs.

Registration form:  2019May_VSMT-Intensive_Review_C-T&TLimb

Foundations of Applied Kinesiology for Animals @ Healing Oasis Wellness Center
May 31 @ 8:00 am – Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm

This CE seminar will provide attendees with the What, How, When and Where of this modality.  The CE seminar will provide plenty of hands on practicum to help with integration and clinical confidence.

Schedule: 2019_AK-PropScheduled-May-June

Registration / application form: 2019_AK-Application_Form-May-June

Maximum number of CE contact hours: 22 (twenty-two) hrs.

Functional & Clinical Neurology for Practitioners Providing Rehabilitation Therapy. @ Healing Oasis Wellness Center
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm

The missing link as it applies to Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapy to help improve on patient outcome is Functional Neurology.  Functional neurology, is understanding how the nervous system works, how it modulates or influences our patient and how it can be used to improve on patient outcome.  Functional anatomy will also be presented during this CE seminar to help with the integration  is undestanding how 

This continuing education seminar will present the basic neuro-anatomical anatomy and functionality (how they work) of peripheral, segmental, spinal and supra-segmental influece the patient.

Case presentations will be used to cement and help with integration of the information that is presented.

Main speaker and leading faculty: Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC

Registration form: 2019June_Fxnal&ClinNeuro_RehabPract

Highly recommended textbook: Nolte’s: the Human Brain – an Introduction to its Functional Anatomy. (Vanderah and Gould Editors, ISBN#978-1-4557-2859-6)

Maximum of 14 attendees.

Maximum number of CE contact hours = 16hrs.

Ancillary Procedures to Improve on Spinal Manipulative Therapy Outcomes @ Healing Oasis Wellness Center
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

This CE seminar starts on Firday, Sept 20th at 2PM and ends sunday Sept 22nd, 2019 at 12Noon.  CE seminars will provided attendees with didactic and hands on practicums as they apply to multiple ancillary  procedures that can help to improve on clinical outcomes.  Speakers include Daniel Halden, DC, PAK, CAC, CVMRT and Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC.  More informaton to follow!

Maximum number of students: 16

Maximum number of CE contact hours: 16 contact hours.

Cranio-sacral Therapy for Animals @ Healing Oasis Wellness Center
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm

This continuing education seminar is open to successful graduates of Veterinary Rehabilitation Programs and Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy or “Animal Chiropractic Programs”.

Main speaker and lead instructor: Neal Sivula, DVM, PhD, FAAVA, M Div.

CST HOWC 2119 Schedule


General Outline: 2019Oct_CST HOWC-Outline-General

Maximum number of students: 18

Maximum number of CE contact hours: 15 (fifteen)

2019 Healing Oasis Convention – Lombard, IL
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm

Main theme: “Integration and Understanding – The Missing Links To Recovery.”

Location: National University of Health Sciences, 200 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL

Application/Registration form: 2019_ConventionApplicationForm

List of local hotels, transportation, and directions: NUHS Area Hotels_Transportation_Directions

Friday, Nov 1st. And Sunday, Nov. 3rd, we will have one general session.  However, Saturday Nov 2nd, we will have available two tracks (Canine and Equine)!

Schedule to be posted within the next week.  Stay tuned!

Speakers include:

  • Leilani Alvarez, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA (Director, Integrative and Rehabilitative Medicine, Animal Medical Center, NY).
  • Douglas Gould, Ph.D. (Professor – Neurology Department at Oakland Medical College).
  • Rosemary LoGiudice, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT, FCoAC (Senior Faculty at The Healing Oasis Wellness Center & private practitioner at Integrative Veterinary Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, IL).
  • Sarah Love, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR, CVSMT (Sport Dog Specialty Medicine, Yampa, CO).
  • Mike Powell, DC, DACNB, FACFN (Professor at the Carrick Institute of Neurological Studies and private practitioner in Cedar Rapids, IA).
  • Ronald Riegel, DVM (Co-founder of AIMLA and Consultant with Digatherm Company).
  • Roland Thaler, VMD, DACVSMR, ISELP-Cert, CVSMT (Metamora Equine, Metamora, MI)
  • Stephanie Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Neurology (Clinical Professor, Veterinary Neurology at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine).

Come and join us and find out why we are considered “Veterinary Learning At Its Best”!  We were the FIRST and THE BEST!