To all applicants: The Healing Oasis Wellness Center attempts 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.


  • Species content includes both canine and equine.
  • Extensive clinical hands-on lab (well over 85hrs) under direct supervision.
  • The program provides an outstanding student-to-faculty ratio for a better learning experience. 
  • Please note that ALL clinical and practical work is included in the program, and NO EXTERNAL (added) EXTERNSHIP IS REQUIRED (minimizing time away from your practice)!
  • ALL attendees also receive CE contact hours for attending the Modules as well
  • As this program is an IDL-Hybrid (Interactive Distance Learning) and face-to-face postgraduate program, students will need access to a high-speed internet connection, as well as having their computer (with camera and microphone).

What does the IDL – Hybrid VSMT Course consist of?

  • Two hundred twenty-six hours (226) of supervised education.
  • Supervised clinical hands-on practicums
  • 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. 
  • Face-to-face Modules start on Wed at 1 PM until Sunday 1 PM.
  • 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. 
  • REMEMBER that, as a postgraduate program; the individual student must 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.   
  • Each student must present four (4) cases in a SOAP format during Modules IV or V.  Please consult your syllabus or the Main Catalog for further information.

2024 VSMT FALL Semester Class
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VSMT Application Form

  • Module I: (Off-Campus) Aug 7 – 11th, 2024
  • Module II: (On-Campus) Sept 4 – 8th, 2024
  • Module III: (On-Campus) Oct 2 – 6th, 2024
  • Module IV: (On-Campus) Oct 30 – Nov 3rd, 2024
  • Module V: (On-Campus) Nov 20 – 24th, 2024

 2025 VSMT Spring Class  Registration/Application Form: VSMT Application Form

  • Module I: (Off-Campus) Jan 8-12th, 2025
  • Module II: (On-Campus) Feb 5-9th, 2025
  • Module III: (On-Campus) Mar 5-9th, 2025
  • Module IV: (On-Campus) Apr 2-6th, 2025
  • Module V: (On-Campus) Apr 30-May 4th, 2025

2025 VSMT Fall Class
Registration/Application Form: VSMT Application Form (SCHEDULED DATES)

  • Module I: (Off-Campus) July 31-Aug 3rd, 2025
  • Module II: (On-Campus) Aug 27-31st, 2025
  • Module III: (On-Campus) Sept 24-28th, 2025
  • Module IV: (On-Campus) Oct 22-26th, 2025
  • Module V: (On-Campus) Nov 19-23rd, 2025


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) externship is 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
  • Coralie Morauw, DVM, CVSMT
  • 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. -Professor of Basic Sciences (Anatomy), Professor and Dean of Research, National University of Health Sciences. Teaching since 2002!
  • 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:

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 3.2% 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

    Reading assignments will be sent after registration is received.

    VSMT Catalog/Application Forms for classes at the Sturtevant, WI  Campus Only


    VSMT Application Form

    NUHS Post Graduate Classes

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

    2023 Dates will be updated as soon as possible!

    • Stay tuned!

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

    NUHS VSMT Catalog
    NUHS VSMT Application Form

    All animals used during all of the hands-on lab has been given a second chance on life and come to us from abuse and neglect and in return for their “new lease on life.” They help the student learn and understand the science as well as the compassion that we as professionals strive for.