Hello I was enquiring about if you provide any courses I’d really like to get into canine therapy. I’ve working in the veterinary environment for nearly 3 years and I’ve worked with dogs for nearly 10 years if you could give any advice it would be appreciated.
There is also ICAT. The link is http://www.theicat.co.uk/courses.php?gc=1
From our CAM therapy team:
Hydrotherapy – ABC Level 3 Certificate (covers pool only), or ABC Level 3 Diploma (Pool and treadmill) are the only accredited courses and both are accepted for membership by NARCH and CHA which are the two main hydro associations.
Physiotherapy – A minefield!!! There are BSc programmes in Veterinary Physiotherapy, or MSc courses too. Some people say you have to be a Chartered Physiotherapist first (BSc Human Physio) and then do the MSc in Veterinary. There are Veterinary Physio courses that (to my knowledge) are not accredited but might provide entry onto one of the physio associations (loads of them) but from my own research, most require the level 6 minimum plus hundreds of hours so I would think for anyone new, going to university for the BSc or MSc route is safest and probably most recognised for association membership.
Massage – Galen Myotherapy or K9 Massage Guild are the only two accredited and recognised (as far as I am aware).
Accupuncture – Only by a veterinary surgeon
Hope that helps 🙂