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National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists

Physiotherapy for animals


The National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists was formed back in 1985 to promote the professional practice of veterinary physiotherapy. Working together with veterinary surgeons, the organisation has since grown substantially. NAVP aims to ensure that the highest standards of veterinary physiotherapy care will be delivered to animals by linking a strong foundation of scientific knowledge with clinical practice and continued research. NAVP is widely recognised in the industry for its pivotal role in developing the very first direct entry routes for veterinary physiotherapy training at both postgraduate and also now undergraduate level.

Our members are highly skilled in providing physiotherapy care for animals. By choosing an NAVP member you are assured that they:

1. Have qualified via a recognised accredited training programme

2. Carry appropriate professional and public liability insurance

3. Work in accordance with current legislation alongside your veterinary surgeon, and also in close conjunction with members of other related professions such as farriers, saddle fitters, trainers etc.

4. Are required to work within a professional code of conduct and ethics

5. Are required to continually maintain and enhance their skills post-qualification by completing appropriate programmes of continued professional development (CPD)  annually in order to be able to maintain their membership status.


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