Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-28. Mai 2017, Frankfurt

The course will be presented by

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR

Canine Sports Medicine provides students with a fundamental understanding of structure and locomotion as they relate to performance, and an introduction to canine sporting events. Sports injuries in canine athletes are covered in depth including their causes, prevention and rehabilitation. The role that psychology can play in the rehabilitation of the canine athlete is also discussed. Participants get hands-on experience with dogs on site.

Seminar Language English

This 3-day course is open to all veterinarians (DVM) and human physical therapists.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB.

Please note: Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day and may have to return to make up the missing hours.

Course Fee: EUR 1,600 (1300 EUR early-bird rate until January 31, 2017)
(students enrolling in both classes in Germany are eligible for a 200 EUR discount off the total 2-course fee)

Topics Covered Include:

  • Canine sporting events: the organizations that oversee them and the breeds that participate
  • Anatomical structures and locomotion as they relate to canine performance
  • Gait assessment and retraining
  • Lameness evaluation
  • Canine sports injuries: causes, prevention and targeted rehabilitation
  • Conditioning for the canine athlete
  • Erogenic drugs (ethical and unethical)
  • Nutrition and supplements for the canine athlete
  • Canine sports psychology and how it can effect rehabilitation
  • Classes are held each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday and Monday and from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday. There is a 1-hour break for lunch. At the end of DAY 3, students are given an open-book, take-home final exam that they have 30 days to complete. Collaboration with fellow classmates is encouraged.

Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt,
Dr. Alexandra Keller & Dr.Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Golfstr. 25, 60528 Frankfurt

Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport-North

Isenburger Schneise 40
605238 Frankfurt

Booking with formula
Fax +49 69 6802 888
Email: res.frais@leonardo-hotels.com


Paragon Apartment

Studio 60 EUR single person 65 EUR double person



Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt
Mailänder Straße 1
60598 Frankfurt / Main
+49 (0)69 - 680 20

EUR 109,00 single bedroom
EUR 129,00 double bedroom
VAT and breakfast incl.

mention „CRI-CSM2017“
Booking with formula
Fax +49 69 6802 888
Email: res.frais@leonardo-hotels.com

Information and Registration:
Please contact Dr. Alexandra Keller,Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt


Please make bank transfer to:

Dr. Alexandra Keller
Frankfurter Volksbank
IBAN DE30501900006002048220

Registration in order of incoming payment

Right of cancellation for participants:
4 weeks up to 2 weeks prior to the event 50% of fee refund,
later than 2 weeks prior to the event refund of seminar fees cannot be warranted.