One of the most important keys to success for the veterinarian is to understand the client’s stake in the human-animal relationship. This is most important in the maintenance and rehabilitation of working dogs. This lecture discusses the five components of maintenance for working dogs: strength training, endurance exercises, proprioceptive exercises, the importance of warm-ups and cool-down periods and how to integrate skill training into the dog’s rehabilitation program.
Presentation by: Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP
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Chris Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a consultant on canine sports medicine who designs individualized rehabilitation and conditioning programs for canine athletes. She is the award-winning author/editor of five books and a DVD on the canine athlete, including Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, the first textbook on the subject. Dr. Zink helped establish the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, a specialty recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties in 2010. Dr. Zink was named Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year by the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation in 2009.
This video qualifies for 0 trainer CEUs and 0.5 behavior consultant CEU