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Animal Health Professionals Register holds first AGM on campus

Posted 21 August

The Animal Health Professionals Register (AHPR) has held its first Annual General Meeting at Harper Adams University.

The voluntary register, which has been running for more than 18 months, currently covers those working in veterinary physiotherapy, animal chiropractic manipulation, canine hydrotherapy and sports therapy for animals, but is seeking to expand into other allied animal medical professional groups in the near future.

Chair of the AHPR Board, Carole Brizuela, hailed the event as a success saying: “We’ve had some really interesting discussions with people who are already on the register about the pending regulation of other allied animal health professions at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. We’ve also been talking about what we’re training and getting input from our registrants about what they’d like to see in the future.”

While there is currently no legislation or regulatory body for vets working with animal muscular skeletal therapy, the register’s aim is to raise standards in the industry and assist animal owners and veterinary surgeons in ensuring that the professionals they use to assist in the treatment and health maintenance of their or client’s animals are suitably trained and accountable.

Harper Adams University’s own Veterinary Physiotherapy courses, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate, are accredited through the AHPR.

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