International Association of Animal Therapists

Continued Professional Development

The International Association of Animal Therapists expects a high standard of work and commitment from its members and to that end requires them to maintain their skill base by completing Continued Professional Development or CPD.

CPD has been defined as:

"The systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the member's working life."

At IAAT the required minimum CPD is 75 hours over a rolling three year period with an average of 25 hours per year. However, it is appreciated that most of our members will do considerably more than this.

It is important that CPD is completed over as wide an area of knowledge and skills as possible and at IAAT we have 8 key categories of CPD. Members have to complete CPD that covers a minimum of 2 categories per year and over any rolling 3 year period they must have covered a total of 4 categories.

This is to try and avoid the trap of simply attending the same conference every year in order to gain CPD points. Whilst the conference is likely to provide a significant learning opportunity, the requirement to cover additional categories will encourage greater overall development of the individual therapist.

CPD Articles

Canine Gait & Lameness

Canine Gait & Lameness

Sunday 24th November 2019 : Totnes, Devon

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Explore another way of living & working with Dogs

Explore another way of living & working with Dogs

Saturday 9th November 2019 – Northampton

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Masterson Method Techniques Day

Masterson Method Techniques Day

Sunday 10th November 2019 - Fife, Scotland

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Rehabilitation on Canine Front Limb Injuries

Rehabilitation on Canine Front Limb Injuries

Sunday 10 November 2017 : Ticknall, Derby

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Equine Hydrotherapy CPD

Equine Hydrotherapy CPD

Wednesday 13th November 2019 - Hook, Hampshire

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Introduction to Reiki with Animals

Introduction to Reiki with Animals

Friday 15 November 2019 : Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Canine Wound Management & First Aid

Canine Wound Management & First Aid

Sunday 17 November 2019 : Taunton, Somerset

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Rehab of Canine Iliopsoas, Groin & Hamstring

Rehab of Canine Iliopsoas, Groin & Hamstring

Sunday 17 November 2019 : Ticknall, Derby

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Canine Proprioception and strengthening exercises

Canine Proprioception and strengthening exercises

Sunday 24 November 2019 : Ticknall, Derby

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Canine Orthopaedics

Canine Orthopaedics

Saturday 7 December 2019 : Oakhill, Somerset

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Treating the Canine Spine

Treating the Canine Spine

Sunday 15 December 2019 : Ticknall, Derby

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Rehab & Treatment Scenarios (Equine)

Rehab & Treatment Scenarios (Equine)

Tuesday 21st January 2020 : Buckinghamshire

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VetKin Canine Taping Course

VetKin Canine Taping Course

25 & 26 January 2020 : Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Rehab Techniques for the Canine Neuro Patient

Rehab Techniques for the Canine Neuro Patient

Saturday 25th January 2020 : Wigan, Manchester

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Canine Pelvic Limb Anatomy & Movement

Canine Pelvic Limb Anatomy & Movement

Sunday 26th January 2020 : Wigan, Manchester

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Conformation & how it relates to movement (equine)

Conformation & how it relates to movement (equine)

Tuesday 18th February 2020 : Hyde Heath, Bucks

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Exploring Canine Gait

Exploring Canine Gait

Saturday 22nd February 2020 : Wigan, Manchester

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Canine Neck & Spine Anatomy

Canine Neck & Spine Anatomy

Sunday 23rd February 2020 : Wigan, Manchester

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Equine Limb Dissection

Equine Limb Dissection

Saturday 29th February 2020 – Somerset

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Introduction to working with Reiki with Animals

Introduction to working with Reiki with Animals

Sunday 7th March 2020 : Wiltshire

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Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics (Equine)

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics (Equine)

Tuesday 17th March 2020 : Hyde Heath, Bucks

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Rehab on Canine Front Limb Injuries

Rehab on Canine Front Limb Injuries

Saturday 28th March 2020 : Ticknall, Derby

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Rehab of Canine Iliopsoas, Groin & Hamstring

Rehab of Canine Iliopsoas, Groin & Hamstring

Sunday 29th April 2020 : Ticknall, Derby

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Canine Limb Dissection

Canine Limb Dissection

Sunday 5th April 2020 : Taunton, Somerset

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Practical Saddle Fitting (both days required)

Practical Saddle Fitting (both days required)

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th April 2020 : Herts/Bucks border

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Canine Patient Assessment & Palpation

Canine Patient Assessment & Palpation

Saturday 18th April 2020 : Wigan, Nr Manchester

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Bitting & Bridle Fitting

Bitting & Bridle Fitting

Monday 1st June 2020 : Gloucestershire

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Canine Patient Assessment & Palpation

Canine Patient Assessment & Palpation

Saturday 12th June 2020 : Maidstone, Kent

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Rehab Techniques for the Canine Neuro Patient

Rehab Techniques for the Canine Neuro Patient

Sunday 13th June 2020 : Kent

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Canine Wound Management & First Aid

Canine Wound Management & First Aid

Friday 19th June 2020 : Taunton, Somerset

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Links to other relevant CPDs

Good general CPD links

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