IRVAP represents a group of Professionals working in animal therapy and healthcare, committed to promoting best practice for their animal patient and owner client by linking a sound scientific knowledge base to current clinical practice. IRVAP supports SRT2018 as Bronze Conference Sponsors.

All members are fully insured and work within the UK legislation requiring a Veterinary Referral to commence treatment. Please use “Find a Therapist” for details of members and their contact details, location and practice speciality.

​IRVAP promotes professionalism as an integral part of being a member and works in supporting and promoting members’ education, practice and conduct.

IRVAP is a non profit organisation.

IRVAP aims to:

Promote the development of effective and safe practice in all aspects of animal therapy and healthcare, linking underpinning scientific knowledge to current clinical practice

Support the professional development and mentorship of members working in this sector

Organise an inclusive system of professional training and development for practice, with all members completing a mandatory annual CPD requirement evidenced prior to renewal of their membership

Promote research collaborations and scientific based approaches in all aspects of animal therapy and healthcare across the field of Professionals working in this sector

Facilitate effective communication and support of professional, clinical, business and educational matters between members