Over the decades, the regulatory picture surrounding animal massage in the United States has been a bit like an etch-a-sketch, constantly shifting and frequently unclear. Individual states generally associate animal massage either with veterinary care or human massage, neither of which truly provides a satisfactory legislative definition for either consumer or practitioner. The precarious nature […]
CA animal owners: protect your right to choose before it is too late!
Proposed wording in regards to Animal Rehabilitation (AR) will make it illegal for you, the animal owner, to use your current animal body worker for your animal’s bodywork session unless they are a veterinarian or a vet tech or licensed physical therapist under the onsite supervision of a veterinarian. The proposed AR wording change places […]
Business Monday: Animal Massage Laws and Practitioner Liability Insurance in Ontario, Canada
Thank you all who have been sending in lots of questions for the Business Monday series – we love hearing them. Keep them coming! We recently received a great question from an equine massage practitioner about animal massage laws in Ontario, Canada. I didn’t know the answer to her question, so I reached out to Lyndsey Deutsch, […]
Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine in Canada
The information on this page is provided courtesy of Lyndsey Deutsch, Canadian Institute of Equine and Canine Body Works. Below are Q&As that were completed with some of the Canadian Veterinary Boards, position statements on The Practice of Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine in Canada, guidelines, bylaws, as well as links to each Veterinary Association. To see […]