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

VetKin Canine Taping Course

VetKin Canine Taping Course

14 & 15 September 2019 : Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Canine Anatomy Neck & Spine

Canine Anatomy Neck & Spine

Saturday 31 August 2019 : Belfast, NI

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Canine Massage Techniques

Canine Massage Techniques

Sunday 1 September 2019 : Belfast, NI

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Using and prescribing exercise in canine patients

Using and prescribing exercise in canine patients

7-8 September 2019 : Belfast, NI

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Impact of Gait on Soft Tissue and Posture (Canine)

Impact of Gait on Soft Tissue and Posture (Canine)

Saturday 28 September 2019 : Maidstone, Kent

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Canine Rehabilitation

Canine Rehabilitation

Saturday 5 October 2019 : Oakhill, Somerset

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Equine Massage & Soft Tissue Skills

Equine Massage & Soft Tissue Skills

Friday 18 October 2019 : Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Canine Thoracic Limb Anatomy

Canine Thoracic Limb Anatomy

Saturday 26 October 2019 : Wigan, Nr Manchester

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Canine Therapeutic Exercise

Canine Therapeutic Exercise

Sunday 27 October 2019 : Wigan, Nr Manchester

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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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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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Canine Pelvic Limb Anatomy & Movement

Canine Pelvic Limb Anatomy & Movement

Saturday 29th June 2019 : Wigan, Nr Manchester

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Links to other relevant CPDs

Good general CPD links

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