Important information for ASSVAP members

I am trying to sort out the dreadful mess which has arisen over the proposed ASSVAP/IRVAP merger.  It is clear that all arrangements made by the previous owner are very unsatisfactory with some ASSVAP members being refused full member status with IRVAP.  This includes, amongst others, TCAP graduates who are very unhappy.

In the circumstances I am strongly recommending that ASSVAP members join RAMP (Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners) and not IRVAP .  All full members of ASSVAP are entitled to join RAMP regardless of their original qualifications.  This is via the RAMP “Grandfather” Clause and is available until the end of October.

I urge you to join as soon as possible to secure your future.  I know many of you have been told not to join in the possibility of AHPR being formed.  This is still pie in the sky and I have serious reservations about its eventual role (if any) in the Animal Therapy Sector.

The book is out; a big thanks to all who helped

Well, the book is now published and I am just hoping that everyone likes it.  It is not meant to be a scientific veterinary tome, I wanted to write it to show every horse owner/rider of any level how to develop the horse of their dreams, and how to help prevent injury.

As always, writing a book is not something that you can do without help from a lot of other people.  Most have given their time and services freely.

Linda TT The one person that I really wish to thank is the fantastic Linda Tellington Jones founder of the TTouch method of working with animals.

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Training of Veterinary Physiotherapists

Animals deserve the same high quality professional treatment that people do.  Surely that is not a controversial statement?  So who can answer the question “why are undergraduate veterinary physiotherapy students not receiving the same clinical education that undergraduate human physiotherapy students are receiving?”  Please feel free to post your views on this blog.   [Read more…]

Why equine water treadmills should be banned

I have been promising to write a blog on what I perceive to be the evils of water treadmills for horses for some time.  Finally got around to it.  I will try to avoid a rant!!!  [Read more…]