Equinology® and Caninology

Equinology® and Caninology is the only approved private postsecondary school in California which is strictly dedicated to Equine and Canine Bodywork with over 30 courses. We celebrate 25 years of providing quality education in a small class environment.

In addition, you have access to an All-Star faculty to help produce the leaders in this ever challenging field. Veterinarians and specialists who are household names from around the world teach our many courses. Where else can you find Dr. Hilary Clayton, Dr. Barb Crabbe, Dr. Nicole Rombach, Dr. Carrie Schlachter, Dr. Mila Speciani, Ken Bains, Ruth Mitchell Golladay, PT, Dr. Kellon, Brenda Aloff and Debranne Pattillo MEEBW? Our instructors keep up with the rapidly changing information in the equine and canine health industry to make sure our students evolve and stay current in this wonderful field.

Chances are if you are looking at this site, you have been reviewing programs to see which one suits you best. Ask your veterinarian who they would recommend. Equinology will be at the top of the list. Why? Because we train our graduates to work as team players in the paraprofessional world. We stress recognizing red flags and situations when the animal needs veterinary intervention prior to sessions. Our course participants are required to demonstrate their learned skill sets and protocol before they are certified. We require case studies and a visual presentation to pass our program before offering a qualification. We do not issue certificates of achievement (qualifications) via distance study or online study; a good portion of the course must be attended onsite to receive supervision and training for their qualification.

Whether you already working in the animal healthcare field and are looking for continuing education, one course of interest or an entire certification series; you have come to the right place. You do not need to be one of our program graduates to attend these continuing education courses! If you are an owner, competitor, weekend equine or canine warrior, or simply a person who loves their animals and wants to do more with them, we have courses that will suit you too.

We have several distinctions and requirements for our course attendees. Onsite courses are those presentations where the participant attends the course at a selected location. Our Professional Courses are limited to licensed professionals such as veterinarians, chiropractors, osteopaths, advanced animal bodyworkers and therapists, physical therapists, vet technicians and physical therapist assistants working for a profession and veterinary students in their final years. Requirements do vary by course so please read those carefully. For the full criteria details and application, please click here. We also have Distance Study Courses for the appropriate subject matter such as nutrition and exercise physiology as well as courses that prepare the student for onsite courses. Our general interest courses offering for Owners, Trainers, and Equine and Canine Workers round out the program making something for everyone.