CERP · Instructors

We use highly qualified instructors to ensure successful and expert training. All instructors have excellent didactic skills to teach you the subject matter not only understandably, but also with a lot of fun and joy. This is an essential prerequisite for the effective and long-term absorption of the learning contents.

CERP Instructors

Steve Adair · CERP core instructor

American Specialist in Equine Surgery & in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation

MS, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgery, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Dr. Adair earned his D.V.M from Auburn University. After receiving his D.V.M., Dr. Adair spent two years in private equine practice and completed a surgery residency at the University of Tennessee.

He is presently an Associate Professor of Equine Surgery, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and is Director of the Equine Performance Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Adair is board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and is a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practioner. Dr. Adair’s primary research areas include Equine Musculoskeletal conditions, Equine Lameness, Regenerative Medicine and Equine Rehabilitation.

Dr. Adair has been conducting research since 1986 and has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Surgery and the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Steve Adair CERP Core Instructor

Paulo Marques CERP Instructor

Paulo Marques · CERP instructor

DVM J. Paulo Marques received his Veterinary Degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine (FMV-UTL) in Lisbon in 1995.

He is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA), certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP) by the University of Tennessee.

He is an FEI Official Veterinarian for Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Driving. A past Member of the Board of Directors of the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) and Honorary Member of this Association, he is presently a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT) and President of the Portuguese Association of Veterinary Acupuncture (APAMV).

He was a guest professor at Lusófona University (ULHT) and Technical University (FMV-UTL) in Lisbon, on Equine Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Chiropractic.

He is founder and Director of the equine veterinary practice Equidesporto in Portugal, and he was co-founder and Director of the Equine Rehabilitation Centre Hidrovet. His main areas of interest are Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Sport Medicine and Integrative Medicine in the performance horse.


When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.
~ Winston Churchill

Here you find all information needed to become a CERP!

The certificate program in equine rehabilitation offers a series of postgraduate courses for veterinarians, 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 Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner”.

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