International Association of Animal Therapists

Continued Professional Development

CPD Articles

Machines Day with Jemma Cooper

Machines Day with Jemma Cooper

Saturday 4th December 2021 : Cowbridge, Wales

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Utilising Acupuncture in a Multimodal Approach

Utilising Acupuncture in a Multimodal Approach

Monday 11th October 2021 : ONLINE with Dr Avril Senior

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Business Day

Business Day

8th & 16th November 2021 - ONLINE with Jemma Cooper

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Equine Laminitis CPD

Equine Laminitis CPD

Recording Available to Purchase - FREE to IAAT Members

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How to work well with the Referring Vet

How to work well with the Referring Vet

Friday 15th October 2021 : ONLINE with Hannah Capon MA Vet MB MRCVS

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Rehab practitioners role in regenerative medicine

Rehab practitioners role in regenerative medicine

Monday 22nd November: ONLINE via ZOOM with Emily Ashdown

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Canine Behaviour & Handling Skills CPD

Canine Behaviour & Handling Skills CPD

Saturday 2nd October : Somerset

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Equine Kinesiology Taping CPD with Nikki Alexander

Equine Kinesiology Taping CPD with Nikki Alexander

Tuesday 5th October 2021 : IAAT HQ, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire

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An Introduction to Laser Therapy

An Introduction to Laser Therapy

Monday 27th September 2021 : ONLINE Via ZOOM with Emily Ashdown

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An Introduction to Canine Nutrition

An Introduction to Canine Nutrition

Recording Available to Purchase

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Electrophysical Modalities for tissue repair

Electrophysical Modalities for tissue repair

Online Video Course with Prof. Tim Watson

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Equine Whole Horse Dissection

Equine Whole Horse Dissection

30th-31st October 2021: Somerset

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Small Animal Physiotherapy Day with Sherry Scott

Small Animal Physiotherapy Day with Sherry Scott

Friday 10th September 2021 : Tyringham Hall, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire

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Geriatric Canine Online CPD

Geriatric Canine Online CPD

Recording Available to Purchase

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Advanced Equine Massage Techniques Day

Advanced Equine Massage Techniques Day

Saturday 9th October 2021 : Kirriemuir, Scotland

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EMMETT 4 Dogs Introductory Courses

EMMETT 4 Dogs Introductory Courses

Various Dates & Locations

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EMMETT 4 Horses Introductory Courses

EMMETT 4 Horses Introductory Courses

Various Dates & Locations

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Equine Massage CPD for Horse Owners

Equine Massage CPD for Horse Owners

New Course From Equine Massage Training UK - 6th November 2021

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An Introduction into Small Animal Rehabilitation

An Introduction into Small Animal Rehabilitation

SVPS Level 3 Certificate

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The Open College of Equine Studies

The Open College of Equine Studies

Courses and CPD

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Online Learning with Learn and Develop

Online Learning with Learn and Develop

A series of online CPDs run by Learn & Develop

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CAMAdvocate

CAMAdvocate

New Course from Canine Arthritis Management

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An Introduction to Training Horses with Food

An Introduction to Training Horses with Food

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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Understand Horse Behaviour

Understand Horse Behaviour

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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Understand Equine Body Language

Understand Equine Body Language

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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An Introduction to Horse Nutrition

An Introduction to Horse Nutrition

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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Horses Behaving Badly?

Horses Behaving Badly?

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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Physio and Rehab in the

Physio and Rehab in the "not dog or horse" patient

Online Learning with Donna Wills

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Canine Core Strength & Proprioception

Canine Core Strength & Proprioception

Online Session

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Online Learning with Rose Therapy

Online Learning with Rose Therapy

Regular courses via Zoom

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Online CPDs with The Webinarvet

Online CPDs with The Webinarvet

Lots of CPD bundles on offer

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Links to other relevant CPDs

Good general CPD links

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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 50 hours over a rolling two 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 2 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.