Animal Physical Rehabilitation Update

The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) will be considering the recommendations of the Animal Rehabilitation Task Force at its April 19, 2017 Board meeting. The Task Force’s recommendations were were the result of three full-day, webcasted meetings held on June 20, 2016, October 4, 2016, and February 2, 2017, during which several significant policy considerations were discussed in great detail including, the education and training of individuals providing animal physical rehabilitation, standard of care and delegation of tasks and supervision, and practice settings where rehabilitation services may be provided to the public’s animals.

On April 19, 2017, as part of a scheduled agenda item, the VMB will consider and deliberate on the recommendations and may formulate its own proposed legislative or regulatory actions. The recommendations of the Task Force, and the actions taken by the VMB, will be communicated to the Legislature. It is important to note that there has been no formal action or recommendation on the part of the VMB regarding the recommendations of the Task Force to date.

Information, including agenda items, meeting minutes, and archived webcasts, regarding the Animal Rehabilitation Task Force meetings may be linked here.