IVCA Approved Courses
Basic Veterinary Chiropractic Courses:
All IVCA approved basic veterinary chiropractic courses consist of a minimum of 210 hours of lectures in classroom and laboratory (plus home study).
Topics studied include: anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, relevant pathology, physiology, chiropractic basis, rehabilitation, ethics, philosophy and legalities.
In addition to this, laboratory instruction in palpation (motion and static), adjusting techniques, topography, dissection and safe handling will also be undertaken.
Students must successfully complete and pass the comprehensive basic veterinary chiropractic course exit exams before they are able to apply for IVCA membership.
If a veterinary chiropractor wants to be certified by the IVCA he/she has to take the IVCA exam.
Continuing professional development Veterinary Chiropractic Courses:
(Contains advanced and special technique courses)
The advanced chiropractic techniques course offered by Options/IAVC consists of minimum of 6 modules (which are recommended to be taken over a 3 year period). Lectures cover advanced techniques and a variety of specialist topics. Doctors have to undertake a research project and clinical case study presentations. A 3 day internship with a fellow IVCA (or AVCA) member of the opposite profession may also be required.
The advanced chiropractic neurology course offered by the Healing Oasis/BackBone-Academy consists of 200 hours of classroom and laboratory education on the underlying neurological patterns for animal chiropractors. The course will be held in 5 modules over 2 years.
Speciality technique courses (see school websites) such as Logan Basic, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT), Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) and Applied Kinesiology (AK) are available mostly as CE seminars for a weekend.