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Beatrice is a member of the McTimoney Animal Association.  This is the professional association for McTimoney Animal Practitioners who have completed the level 7 course at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and they are responsible for setting professional standards and maintaining our code of ethics.

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Beatrice is registered with RAMP. This is the Register of Animal Musculoskeltal Practitioners.  Although a relatively new body, RAMP have been working closely with Veterinary groups and Musculoskeletal groups to endorse a code of best practice and ensure that registered practitioners follow a strict code of conduct and work within their scope of practice; ensuring that vets and owners alike can have the reassurance they need to work with and refer to registered practitioners.

Beatrice works within the guidance of the Veterinary Act.  This legislation refers to the treatment of animals with physiotherapy (physiotherapy in this instance covers all manipulative therapies including physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic).  The Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 2015 states that anyone treating an animal with physiotherapy must do so under the direction of a qualified person (registered veterinarian) who has examined the animal and has prescribed treatment of the animal by physiotherapy.  For this reason, we will always contact your vet prior to any new treatment (this is for new clients and new conditions).  Most vets are happy to authorise treatments directly with your practitioner by email or phone, however in some cases it may be necessary for your vet to visit your animal prior to a treatment from North Downs Animal Therapy – usually only if there has been a recent injury resulting in lameness or if they have not seen your animal before.  North Downs Animal Therapy will always provide a written report for your vet if they request it.