This course and independent study will give the student the opportunity to discover the goals and objectives of establishing a small animal rehabilitation practice. Each participant will be given the opportunity to submit a practice plan for their own establishment that will be personally reviewed and commented on by the instructor. The course will review the basis for establishment of a practice, costs associated with start up and establishment of the practice, equipment and staffing needs, practice guidelines, referrals, and the ins and outs of running the business. In addition to the one day course, the participant will need to submit a business plan in to the instructor within six (6) weeks of the completion of the course for review. The course will not be completed until this portion is complete. The instructor will return the business plan with comments and review for the participant in a timely manner.
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Instructor(s) Debbie (Gross) Torraca Learning Objectives
- The participant will gain an understanding of the basis for starting a small animal physical rehabilitation practice
- The participant will gain an understanding of the costs associated with initiating a small animal rehabilitation practice inclusive of equipment, staff, building and structure, education, etc.
- The participant will gain an understanding of how to market a small animal rehabilitation center to the veterinarian community.
- The participant will gain an understanding on offering additional programs to the community to increase revenue to the rehabilitation center, inclusive of conditioning and weight loss programs.
- The participant will gain an understanding of staffing and maintaining a canine rehabilitation center.
- The participant will gain an understanding of the different aspects of canine physical rehabilitation and what aspect would be best suited for the individual area and clinic.
- The participant will be able to view equipment available to rehabilitation centers.
Participant must be a veterinarian, veterinary technician, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist or an actively enrolled student in one of these fields.
Includes 3 modules:
- The Business of Canine Physical Rehabilitation
- Make Your Aquatic Therapy Unit Pay for Itself
- Marketing Your New Rehab Practice
Module 1: The Business of Canine Physical Rehabilitation (5.0 hours)
- Why Physical Therapy
- The Romance of Rehabilitation
- The Facility
- The Equipment
Module 2: Making Your Aquatic Therapy Unit Pay for Itself (1.0 hour)
- Costs and Pricing
- Aquatic Programs
- Policies and Other Considerations
Module 3: Marketing Your New Rehab Practice (1.0 hour)
- In-House Rehabilitation
- Brochures & Websites
- Make Rehab Visible
- Homework & Conclusion
RACE Program ApprovalProgram Number: 120-17050Number of Hours of CE:
- Veterinarians: 6 hours
- Veterinary Technicians: 6 hours
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