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Animal maintenance therapies

These therapies work within the RCVS guidelines and with veterinary guidance if required. All complementary animal therapists, of any discipline, must adhere to the Veterinary Act 1966 and gain veterinary permission before treating an animal.

Maintenance animal therapies are any kind of physical therapy that supports and ‘complements’ the work of a veterinarian for example soft tissue or joint manipulative therapies there are many more healing therapies.

Animal physical therapies and applied behaviour techniques can help animals suffering from physical and performance issues, difficulty maintaining a healthy condition, behavioural problems, rider/handler stress, and other physical issues.

Maintenance therapies can provide opportunities for motivational, educational, recreational, and/or therapeutic benefits to enhance the quality of life. These can be delivered in a variety of environments by paraprofessionals and/or volunteers in association with animals that meet specific criteria.

Types of maintenance therapies

This area of therapy is growing and changing all the time so this list will be added to in accordance.
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