Thinking of adding
Canine therapies
to your business
in 2023?

Vet Nurses - Want to add
to your qualifications
this year?

Our Certificate Courses provide the qualification you need in Australia and New Zealand to become a Canine Therapist

Female Vet Examining A Dog In Clinic

No Pre-Requisites Required

Our Certificate Courses provide evidence based syllabus focused on canine anatomy and common pathologies. Enabling the student upon graduation to provide a safe and effective treatment for the canine patient. 

There are no pre-requisites for this entry level certification. All lessons are taught by Australia's leading canine physiotherapist Michelle Monk who has over twenty years clinical experience to draw on.

We've all seen the increase in dog ownership over the last two years. In an industry that was already growing consistently each year the influx of new owners has created even bigger demand on your services. As a result owners are requesting canine therapies more to assist in the recovery of injury, surgery, and mobility in older dogs.

There is more demand now for qualified canine therapists than ever before


Our Certificate Courses provide the specific knowledge required for canine therapists to safely and effectively work with vets to provide rehabilitation

Canine Remedial Massage and Canine Hydrotherapy are becoming an increasingly popular request by dog owners as more people discover the benefits of these two therapies. Both offer dogs the chance to move better, recover quicker, and potentially live longer while providing businesses with additional service and income streams.

COURSE COMMENCES 3RD APRIL 2023

ENROLMENT OPENING SOON - JOIN THE WAITLIST HERE

Gain access to full course information packs and be the first to be notified when enrolment opens so you don't miss out

** NO OBLIGATION TO ENROL **

* We NEVER EVER share your details with ANYBODY else. Joining this list is entirely for the purpose of learning about the Academy & the Certificate Courses we offer.

Why choose to add canine therapies

Here are just some of the reasons why vet clinics and nurses and technicians are choosing to add canine hydrotherapy and canine massage to their businesses and qualifications:

  • 1

    Reduce the length of recovery for your canine patients after injury or surgery

  • 2

    Be ahead of competition by providing additional services based on the latest research, results and therapies

  • 3

    Be part of this rapidly growing industry and capatalise on it's current growth

  • 4

    Have a positive impact on extending the quality and length of time dogs and their owners get to spend together

  • 5

    To provide the same level of quality rehabilitation therapies to canines as we have access to as humans 

Veterinarian Doctor Hugging A Beautiful Dog.

Certificate Courses available in Canine Therapies

Canine Remedial Massage Course By Michelle Monk at Canine Health and Wellbeing Academy

Canine Remedial Massage Therapist

This Certificate Course in Canine Remedial Massage provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience to be able to adequately evaluate and then safely provide a quality remedial massage to a canine patient and support their mobility, relaxation, or recovery.

With over 20 years of both personal clinical experience and teaching, students are learning the latest and most up to date methods and scientifically proven techniques from the best in the industry.

This Certificate Course in Canine Remedial Massage provides students with the recognised qualification needed (upon graduation) to be able to practice as a Canine Remedial Massage Therapist within a veterinary clinic or canine rehabilitation clinic.

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Canine Hydrotherapist

This Certificate Course in Canine Hydrotherapy provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience to be able to safely utilise the full benefits of hydrotherapy to support canine patients to improve their health, mobility and speed up their healing process after they have had an injury or surgery.

Our evidence based syllabus (founded on over 20 years clinical experience) and scientifically proven techniques ensure they are learning the latest and most up to date methods from the best in the industry.

This Certificate Course in Canine Hydrotherapy provides students with the recognised qualification needed to be able to practice as a Canine Hydrotherapist (upon graduation) in a veterinary or rehabilitation clinic.

Industry recognition:

ACRA ACREDITED (AUSTRALIA):

All Canine Certificate Courses are accredited by the Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association (ACRA).  The ACRA is the governing body for the practise of Canine Rehabilitation and Canine Hydrotherapy in Australia.

Students who successfully complete our Certificate Courses are eligible to apply for ACRA Membership, display the ACRA logo as a mark of quality, and apply for professional indemnity insurance with Insurance House.

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IAAMB Approved Education Provider logo

IAAMB/ACWT APPROVED EDUCATION PROVIDER (INTERNATIONAL):

The Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy is proud to have met the high standards and approval of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork AND the Association of Canine Water Therapy as a Preferred Education Provider. This ensures we maintain an exceptional standard of education and student learning experience.

Students are able to apply to IAAMB for student membership which entitles them to access to liability insurance, continuing education, mentors and business support.

Learn from the best - Our Instructor - Michelle Monk

Canine Physiotherapist with 20+ years clinical experience

Hi I'm Michelle, and over twenty one years ago I began the transition from human physiotherapist to canine physiotherapist. I had always had a huge love for dogs and was disappointed to discover that they didn't have access to the same quality rehabilitation services as we as humans do. I became determined to change that and have dedicated my life to it.

I went on to do my Masters in Animal Physiotherapy, open my own canine rehabilitation clinic, and designed and built the first underwater treadmill in Australia. I now get to help others worldwide make the transition into the industry that has had such a positive impact on my life.

There's something so immensely satisfying to see a dog's life extended, to witness a dog walk again after being told it couldn't, and to have a dog recover fully from injury or surgery knowing it's because of the therapy provided by one of my qualified graduates. I feel so fortunate to experience this every single day and now I want you to be part of this too.

As the canine health industry continues to expand and more people are looking to invest in the ongoing health and care of their beloved four-legged best friends I'm seeing more veterinary clinics recognise the gap between surgery and physiotherapy as the solution for successful canine recovery.

Those clinics who choose to offer canine remedial massage, canine hydrotherapy, or canine physiotherapy as part of the ongoing care of their patients are becoming the stand out clinics in the eyes of dog owners. It is my hope that I can help you to do that too.

Michelle Monk Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy Canine Courses

Michelle Monk
Canine & Human Physiotherapist
Founder Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy
Owner of Dogs in Motion Canine Rehabilitation Clinic

Our courses are international. We currently have students from:

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  • United States Students at the Canine Health Academy

    United States of America

  • Columbian students at the Canine Health Academy

    Colombia

  • Singapore students at the Canine Health Academy

    Singapore

  • New Zealand students at the Canine Health Academy

    New Zealand

  • Hong Kong students in the Canine Health Academy

    Hong Kong

  • Thailand students are at the Canine Health Academy now

    Thailand

  • Australian Students in the Canine Health Academy

    Australia

  • Japanese students at the Canine Health Academy

    Japan

  • United Emirates students at the Canine Health Academy

    United Emirates

  • Malaysian students at the Canine Health Academy

    Malaysia

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    South Africa

  • Canadian students are now in the Canine Health Academy

    Canada

COURSE COMMENCES 3RD APRIL 2023

ENROLMENT OPENING SOON - JOIN THE WAITLIST HERE

Gain access to full course information packs and be the first to be notified when enrolment opens so you don't miss out

** NO OBLIGATION TO ENROL **

* We NEVER EVER share your details with ANYBODY else. Joining this list is entirely for the purpose of learning about the Academy & the Certificate Courses we offer.

How is the course delivered? Online - Here's how:

Having worked in her Canine Rehabilitation Clinic for the past twenty one years Michelle Monk has more experience in canine rehabilitation than any other animal physiotherapist within Australia and New Zealand.

Since the beginning she has taught the principles and practical aspects of Canine Rehabilitation to her team and shared her knowledge by lecturing world wide.

Since launching the Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy Courses in 2017 she has consistently finely tuned the teaching methods with constant evaluation and student feedback.

Over the years and specifically for Certificate Courses in Canine Remedial Massage and Certificate Courses in Canine Hydrotherapy she has found:

  • Innovative ways to ensure students are able to apply what they are learning in a practical environment (through exams and assessments)
  • The large majority of students have prior experience as a vet nurse or technician and find the material easy to absorb and apply, from our unique teaching platform and syllabus
  • What is important to ensure students learn is the specifics of canine anatomy and how canines are affected by different pathologies
  • Being able to provide a safe and effective treatment to a canine patient requires the knowledge of how to perform a high-quality assessment, to formulate a treatment plan, then the necessary skills to administer the treatment, reassess and update the treatment plan. Our unique teaching platform and syllabus allow this to be learned virtually
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Therefore, these Certificate Courses are provided online with practical assignments and a live virtual workshop and should students feel they need more practical there are advanced workshops made available upon graduation.

What our students have to say:

"Thank you very much Michelle and the team, for your commitment in sharing your knowledge and passion in this special field, for being ever so encouraging to all of us and giving us the support we need, to take this first step into this area of work. This course has really broadened my knowledge and I am truly appreciative of it! Cheers to Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy!"

- Hwee Khim Seng - Canine Remedial Massage Therapist

 

Please pass on my thanks to Michelle for a great course and helpful, considered feedback every step of the way. Much appreciated!

Catherine Rains - Canine Remedial Massage Therapist

 

“I had no prior skills in this industry and this course gave me the skills as well as the confidence to take hydrotherapy sessions in a clinic. Best career move I ever made”

– Emilie - Canine Hydrotherapist

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“I am delighted to have just completed my certificate in Canine Remedial Massage course and to be starting to practice as a massage therapist, helping dogs to feel their most comfortable. .”

– Minnesha – Canine Remedial Massage Therapist

 

“Coming from a professional corporate background, I understood the need to surround myself with like-minded people, increase my knowledge/training and develop a support network, particularly as I work as a sole trader. The Hydrotherapy course delivered on all fronts.”

– Marie – Canine Hydrotherapist

 

“Since completing the course and gaining my certificate I am now employed and working in the career of my dreams and loving it. I highly recommend the Academy courses if you wish to start a career in Animal Health Care.”

– Alison – Canine Hydrotherapist

COURSE COMMENCES 3RD APRIL 2023

ENROLMENT OPENING SOON - JOIN THE WAITLIST HERE

Gain access to full course information packs and be the first to be notified when enrolment opens so you don't miss out

** NO OBLIGATION TO ENROL **

* We NEVER EVER share your details with ANYBODY else. Joining this list is entirely for the purpose of learning about the Academy & the Certificate Courses we offer.

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