About VAHL

Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning
About VAHL

Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Animals

Physiotherapy, rehabilitation and sports medicine have become common in veterinary medicine and this field has evolved into a viable treatment option for many canine and equine conditions. In order to be able to perform these complex skills, appropriate training is required. Whether by professional body obligation or as a voluntary option, almost every professional within the veterinary sectors undertakes therefore some form of Continuing Professional Development.

Continuing professional development for veterinarians ensures the delivery of quality veterinary services and VAHL ensures making veterinary education easier, more accessible and affordable. We have grown continuously over the years, which has enabled us to diversify, explore new areas, set new standards and reach people worldwide. We have often been told that the quality of VAHL education surpasses all competitors, and that we have no equal.

VAHL enhances veterinary knowledge and businesses!

Located in Babenhausen near Frankfurt, Germany, the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning has a rich history. At the turn of the millennium, Dr. Beate Egner, CEO of the companies, founded the Schloss Seminars, a continuing education opportunity focused on the core topics of veterinary medicine. Schloss-Seminar has been recognized internationally, and partners with the University of Tennessee (UT) and many other universities worldwide. This concept has became an international success known around the world as the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning (VAHL).

Dr. Beate Egner.Physical medicine, rehabilitation and sports medicine can only be successfully implemented in a team approach. This requires profound education and training of veterinarians and veterinary staff, as well as close cooperation with the pet owner.

VAHL has gained a worldwide reputation by offering and conducting high-quality, academic CPD programs. Furthermore VAHL works actively in lobbying for the profession of the veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy. The role of VAHL is to foster innovation and promote excellence in veterinary medical education.

Our modules are in a flexible format combining distance education and online technology to create a unique supportive learning environment. If you choose to study your modules at VAHL, you will be welcomed into a supportive teaching environment, designed to help you to get the most from your student experience.

Our mission:
Promote the art and science of canine and equine rehabilitation. We are dedicated to our teaching mission including quality life-long educ​ation through continuing education. The VAHL comprehensive rehabilitation certification program takes a candidate from the anatomical and physiological basis of veterinary rehabilitation and physical modalities to implementing a contemporary rehabilitation program. We have courses and modules available to suit you. We will keep you updated on the latest developments in Veterinary Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Animals.

VAHL · Partner with renowned German and international universities.

VAHL has been recognized internationally and partners with the University of Tennessee (UT), Vetmeduni Wien and many other universities worldwide.

From the initial planning phases, Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning (VAHL) has been extensively involved in the development of the new Center for Animal Mobility at the Ludwig Maximilian University and has continued to support the university with their expertise and diverse network. The veterinary medical faculty and the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning are closely associated with one another as evident through their cooperative activities.

For example, Dr. Barbara Esteve Ratsch has been a faculty member with the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning (VAHL) since 2018, and the VAHL reciprocates by providing lecturers for seminars at the university veterinary medical clinic.

VAHL, in close cooperation with the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, organizes physical medicine and rehabilitation academic continuing education for veterinarians in order for them to become Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP®).

VAHL Partner Universities

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

~ William Arthur Ward

VAHL · Provider of educational services to the veterinary community!

VAHL programs strives to be evidence-based and current research is continually added to the course content. We also teach our participants the most important regulatory issues surrounding the practice of Animal Rehabilitation. You will also learn in detail the different types of therapeutic modalities and mechanisms of action, as well as modern technological and medical device procedures. We also enable you to understand the most common causes of injury and the medical or surgical therapies appropriate for them. You will know how to monitor the injuries and the healing and you will be able to correctly apply the rehabilitation program with the corresponding physiological processes that the animal patient goes through during his rehabilitation.

VAHL · Continuing Professional Development

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the process by which vets keep updated to meet the needs of patients, the client and the practice. In today's professional life, you need specific knowledge and skills to be prepared for working in an increasingly complex professional environment. It includes the continuous acquisition of new knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable competent practice. VAHL provides a wide choice of professional and short courses for veterinary professionals, veterinary nurses and physiotherapists. Whether you want to study for a Certificate or develop your skills we have courses and modules available. Our professional programs make full use of blended learning or pure e-learning and attracts vets from around the world.

Focus on:
Physical medicine, physio therapy, rehabilitation and sports medicine as well as cardiovascular diagnosis, conditioning and monitoring in animals

VAHL programs and seminars are currently held on every continent.

Our Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals helps develop the skills and knowledge required in practice.

Here you find all information needed to become a Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner!

Our certificate programs in canine and equine rehabilitation offers a series of postgraduate courses for veterinary professionals, physical therapists and veterinary technicians. After successful completion of all the online, e-learning and practical courses and after successfully passing the examination, participations will receive the title “Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner” or “Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner”.

It's time to become a Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner!

VAHL Locations and Practitioner Worldwide
  • CCRP · Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

    Learn more about RACE approved credential program in canine rehabilitation. About CCRP »

  • CERP · Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner

    Learn more about RACE approved credential program in equine rehabilitation About CERP »