PLEASE: REFRESH YOUR BROWSER TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION!  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.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Species content includes both canine and equine
  • Extensive clinical hands-on lab (well over 85hrs) under the direct supervision of board-certified experts, faculty with decades of experience with a special interest in VSMT and functional neuro-anatomy, with an outstanding student to instructor ratio for a better learning experience.  You start motion palpating and adjusting on Module I.
  • Please note that ALL clinical and practical work is included in the program and NO EXTERNAL (added) EXTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED (minimizing time away from your practice)!
  • ALL attendees also receive CE for attending the Modules as well.  The CE approval includes AAVSB-RACE Approval (ID# 87-36841); AHVMA (AVMA HOD recognized organization), as approved by a US Dept. of Education Accredited Institution, and the MN Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
  • As this program is a hybrid IDL (Interactive Distance Learning), and face-to-face postgraduate program; students will need access to a high-speed internet connection, as well as having their own computer (with camera and microphone).
  • Due to COVID19 Pandemic, the institution has implemented an Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) methodology to help with the transition and to minimize stress and exposure to the attendees.  It is expected for the first Module to be off-campus (online) with the subsequent Modules (II, III, IV, and V) to be face-to-face with extensive hands-on practicums.

 

What does the IDL – Hybrid VSMT Course consist of?

The curriculum consists of a minimum of 226hours  provided via Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) hybrid technology, supervised face-to-face lectures, and hands-on practicums.  The length of the program is divided into one off-campus Module (IDL which includes asynchronous prerecorded educational videos, and synchronous educational scheduled Webinars), and four (4) face-to-face Modules.  ****PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The first Module of the IDL-Hybrid program begins once you enter the Moodle  student section.  The total length of the program is five (5) Modules. There is a maximum of twenty (20) students per class and we will try to keep a maximum ratio of 3 or 4 (three or four) students to one (1) faculty for clinical hands-on practicums.  As a postgraduate, and state-approved certification program, the individual student will have to set time aside after each Module, to study, practice, and integrate the presented information.  Time set aside will vary from student to student, but its average is about 4-5 hours (minimum) per week.   Please note that all clinical and practical work is included in the program (under direct supervision during on-campus Modules) and NO external (added) internships are required.  In addition, each student must present a total of four (4) cases in a SOAP format during Modules IV or V.  A “case” constitutes either a patient that has been brought or sent to you for a consultation for VSMT care; their primary complaint, objective findings, physical findings, and treatment/progress plan.  If you are interested, you may choose between either Class A or B.  See below for specific dates. 


2023 VSMT Spring Class(A) (SCHEDULED DATES.  Dates will be updated by the end of the month.

  • Module I: (Off-Campus)
  • Module II: (On-Campus)
  • Module III: (On-Campus)
  • Module IV: (On-Campus)
  • Module V: (On-Campus)

 

2023 VSMT Fall Class (B).  Dates will be updated by the end of the month.

  • Module I: (Off-Campus)
  • Module II: (On-Campus)
  • Module III: (On-Campus)
  • Module IV: (On-Campus)
  • Module V: (On-Campus)

2022 VSMT Class B.  ONLY ONE (1) seat is available. Registration closes May 30th, 2022.

  • Module I: Aug 3rd – 7th, 2022 (Off-Campus).
  • Module II: Aug 24th – 28th, 2022 (On-Campus)
  • Module III: Sept 28th – Oct 2nd, 2022 (On-Campus)
  • Module IV: Oct 26th – 30th, 2022 (On-Campus)
  • Module V: Nov 30th – Dec 4th, 2022 (On-Campus)

 

Description:

An Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) and face-to-face hybrid of 226 hours of Postgraduate Education Certification are open to licensed chiropractors and veterinarians in good standing with their respective licensing boards. Species: Small and Large Animals. Emphasis: Functional & Clinical Neurology.  Length of the program: 5 modules divided into one off-campus (IDL), and four face-to-face Modules  (Wednesday 1:00 PM until Sunday at 1:00 PM). ****PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The first Module of the IDL-Hybrid program begins once you enter the Moodle student section. 

  • Please note that all clinical and practical work is included in the program and NO EXTERNAL (added) externships/internships are required.

All successful graduates:

  • Will receive unlimited access to consultations with the program director
  • Will be listed in our “Find a Graduate/Alumni” section
  • Will be able to access the “ALUMNI” section of the VSMT postgraduate state-approved program which contains all of the movies (explanations & techniques) seen during the program.

 

Full-time faculty:

  • Rosemary LoGiudice, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT, FCoAC (Senior Faculty)
  • Lynne Dennis, DVM, CVA, FAAVA, CVSMT, CVMRT
  • Michelle Stafford, DC, CME, CVSMT, CVMRT
  • Marcus Wisniewski, DVM, CVSMT, FCoAC
  • Carly Yaeger-Koykkari, DC, CVSMT
  • Deanne Zenoni, DVM, CVA, CVSMT, CVMRT
  • Michelle Rivera, MT, VDT, CVMRT (Program Director)
  • Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC (Program Director)

 

Some of the adjunct faculty:

  • Gregory Cramer, DC, Ph.D. – Dean of Research at the National University of Health Sciences
  • Douglas Gould, Ph.D. – Chair of the Dept. of Foundational Medical Studies, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Stephanie Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVSIM (Neurology) – Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Neurology

 

Cost of the IDL-Hybrid VSMT program:

$7150.00 – Note: Tuition will increase for the 2023 programs
Form of payment: Check (no foreign checks) or money orders drawn on a US Bank account; cash or credit cards (MC / Visa).
*** Please note that there is a 2.8% charge for all CC transactions! ***

Some of the books that are used for the VSMT program include:


  • Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog. by Evans 4th Ed. Saunders
  • Veterinary Anatomy by Dyce and Sack 4th. Ed. Saunders
  • Nolte’s The Human Brain: An Introduction to its Functional Anatomy, 7th Ed., Vanderah, T & Gould D. editors

  • Basic Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS by Cramer, G., and Darby, S. 3rd Ed. Mosby
  • Fundamentals of Veterinary Neurology by Bagley, R.
  • Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology by de LaHunta & Glass, 3rd Ed., Saunders / Elsevier
  • Foundations of Chiropractic – Subluxation by Gatterman, MI. 2nd. Ed., Elsevier/Mosby

Confirmation of books suggested and required with pertinent reading assignments will be sent after registration is received.


 

VSMT Catalog/Application Forms below for classes In Sturtevant, WI Only.

 


Regarding Applications:

Prospective students are directed to the links for each individual program so that they can read and understand the individual catalog and application form. Please understand that when you send an application with a deposit, a seat is reserved for you (and only you) and once the MAXIMUM number of students allowed is reached the registration is CLOSED to any further applicants. We would appreciate and encourage immediate notification if the prospective student has decided to transfer to the next class or if personal issues have arisen that would prevent them from attending. By notifying the school ASAP, you would be allowing the student on the current waiting list to have ample time to arrange their schedule and attend the program. Please note that if you are requesting a transfer to the next class, you must recheck the catalog as prices might change and you would then be responsible for the updated tuition price.

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.


NUHS Post Graduate Classes


***NOTICE: Please find the NUHS Module(s) scheduling below. If you’re interested in the NUHS modules, please make sure to use
the Catalog and Application form located below the content.***

2023 Dates will be updated as soon as possible!

  • Stay tuned!

 


 

NUHS VSMT Catalog/Application Forms below for NUHS classes Only.
Section is being updated.


NUHS VSMT Catalog

NUHS VSMT Application Form


Regarding Applications:

The Healing Oasis Wellness Center is an accredited institution under the United States Dept. of Education through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training and as such can provide validated CEUs to all of its attendees. All post-graduate programs (VMRT and VSMT) and individual CE seminar (see individual seminar information for specifics) are also Co-Sponsored by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (an AVMA House of Delegate recognized affiliate / constituent organization). As of Feb 2016, the following states recognize AHVMA-sponsored CE: AK, CA, IL, IN, KY, NE, NJ, OR, PA, TN, VA, WI, WV. States that will automatically grant approval of CE that is recognized by any other state boards: GA, LA, MA, RI, UT. The MN Board of Chiropractic Examiners, College of Animal Chiropractors, and Veterans Affairs Office are among other organizations that have approved postgraduate programs and or CE seminars.

Prospective students are directed to the links for each individual program so that they can read and understand the individual catalog and application form. Please understand that when you send an application with a deposit, a seat is reserved for you (and only you) and once the MAXIMUM number of students allowed is reached the registration is CLOSED to any further applicants. We would appreciate and encourage immediate notification if the prospective student has decided to transfer to the next class or if personal issues have arisen that would prevent them from attending. By notifying the school ASAP, you would be allowing the student on the current waiting list to have ample time to arrange their schedule and attend the program. Please note that if you are requesting a transfer to the next class, you must recheck the catalog as prices might change and you would then be responsible for the updated tuition price.

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