Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation

Northern College

12 months
15502 CAD/year
4545 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Northern College is proud to introduce the Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation program for veterinary technicians in response to emerging animal health care needs. Physical rehabilitation helps animals recover more quickly and fully from injury, and can help the “furry family members” live life to the fullest with minimal pain and discomfort.


Program Description

The same health needs arise in dogs and cats as they age, that we find in humans. Whether they are recovering from hip replacement or just need to lose weight, rehabilitation is the key. The Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation program of Northern College will address the patient needs and demonstrate the pivotal role technicians play in improving the quality of life for the pet. Physical rehabilitation is becoming part of everyday veterinary medicine. It is emerging as an important complementary form of care that is a valuable professional asset for veterinary technicians who have undertaken this additional qualification. They provide this specialized care within the context of a veterinarian-client-patient relationship, helping to extend the range of services offered within a veterinary practice.

Career Opportunities

Veterinary clinics, private rehabilitation facilities and pet daycares with conditioning/fitness programs as well as a variety of other opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology of Pain and Analgesics
  • Therapeutic Techniques
  • Advanced Anatomy
  • Companion Animal Massage Theory
  • Canine Assessment
  • Aquatherapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended to apply for a program approximately 8 months before the program start date.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate of a Veterinary Technician program.
  • Proof of rabies vaccination, showing a current protective titre.
  • Some experience in a veterinary clinic or hospital is considered an asset.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15502 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15502 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4545 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4545 CAD per year during 12 months.


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