Schedule for 2018 with some proposed topics. Final topics to be provided to registered participants.


August 2018

Aug 8th: Class B, Module I of the VSMT Post Graduate and State Approved Certification begins.

September 2018

Sept 6th: Blass B for the VMRT Post Graduate and State Approved Certification begins.

Sept 21st – 23rd: CE Seminar with the main topic of = Advanced VSMT Techniques for the Lumbar Spine, Sacrum and Pelvic Limbs (Daniel Halden, DC, PAK, CAC, CVMRT and Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC.

Sept 28th – 30th: CE Seminar with the main topic of = “Taking a bite out of dentistry”.  Travis Henry, DVM, DAVDC; Molly Rice, DVM, Veterinary Dental Intern and Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC.  Didactic part to be held at the school facility in Sturtevant and hands on practicums to be held at the Wisconsin Veterinary Dental Services facility, Elkhorn, WI. 

October 2018

Oct 27th – 28th: Yearly CONVENTION at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Healing Oasis Wellness Center.  Speakers include: Kirstin Bubeck, Dr.med.vet., DACVS, DACVSMR, CVSMT; Andris Kaneps, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR; Alicia Karas, DVM, DACVA, CVA; Rosemary LoGiudice, DVM, FACVSMR, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT; Mitch Lowrey, DVM, CVSMT, ISELP-Candidate and Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC.


September 2015

Sept 9th – 13th, 2015: Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy Post Graduate Certification Program-Module I

October 2015

Oct 3rd – 4th, 2015: It is all about balance.  Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN = Basic anatomy of the cerebellum, feed forward, feedback and afferent copy mechanism, anatomy of CN VIII, anatomy of the Vestibular Nuclei, anatomy of the Vestibular Labyrinth, and basic stomatognathic system.

October 7th – 11th, 2015: Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy Post Graduate Certification Program-Module II

November 2015

Nov 6th – 8th, 2015: Neurology for Rehab Practitioners, Module II.  Topics to be updated soon!

Cerebellum; vestibular system and vestibular nuclei; Lab – how to improve balance; case presentations.

Nov 13th – 15th, 2015: Advanced VSMT with Clinical Applications in Neurology – Module III.  Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to: Central pattern generators; cerebellum and brain stem in depth with integration; practiciums (both small animal and large animal) and neuro-ophthalmology.

Nov 18th – 22nd, 2015: Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy Post Graduate Certification Program-Module III

December 2015

Dec 9th – 13th, 2015: Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy Post Graduate Certification Program – Module IV

CE Seminar Forms

VSMT / VMRT Post-Graduate Application Forms – For Auditing

  • Requesting To Audit Form – VSMT Post-Graduate Certification Program (Modules I, II, III and IV only)
  • Requesting To Audit Form – VMRT Post-Graduate Certification Program (Modules I, II or III only)
  • Advanced VSMT with Clinical Applications in Neurology Form


To all applicants: The Healing Oasis Wellness Center makes every attempt to offer the programs as announced. However, the HOWC reserves the right to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times and tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences. The HOWC is not responsible for any cost / expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellations