BC Animal Owners Association represents animal owners who want the
freedom to access non-veterinary animal health practitioners who
provide services that are complementary to veterinary care.
We believe qualified practitioners should have the right to practice as
regulated and certified professionals – to be respected for their quality
contribution to the health and wellness of our animals and pets.
Four years ago, the BC Animal Owners Association approached the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries with a mission to pursue of freedom of choice for owners in the selection of healthcare options for animals in the Province of British Columbia.
We believe qualified practitioners should have the right to practice as regulated and certified professionals – to be respected for their quality contribution to the health and wellness of our animals and pets.
WHAT WE DO
Currently involved in a consultation process with representatives from the CVBC, Society of BC Veterinarians, the Non-Veterinary Health Professions, and Ministry officials.
Collaborate with Non-Veterinary Health Professions to create the codes and standards, along with evidence-based peer reviews assessed by the Ministry and College of Veterinarians of BC.
Consult Educational Institutions, Certifying Bodies, Veterinarians, SPCA, Legal Advisors, and Regulators in other provinces and worldwide.
Continue to report to the Ministry and work with practice groups to achieve our common goal
Hold monthly meetings with Practitioner Liaisons for each of the Non-Veterinary Health professions and act as a conduit between Professional Associations and the Ministry of Agriculture
Non-Veterinary Animal Health Professions currently represented
Animal Rehabilitation / Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy, Animal Chiropractic
Animal Massage and Bodywork, Animal Homeopathy
Animal Western Herbal Medicine, Farriery
Animal Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture