Promoting the scientific approach to animal therapy


Welcome to ASSVAP

The Association for the Scientific Study of Veterinary and Animal physiotherapy.

ASSVAP exists to promote the science of musculoskeletal therapy for animals (physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, hydrotherapy and massage therapy) and to create an interface between Veterinary Surgeons and animal musculoskeletal pracitioners, for the transfer of information between veterinary professionals, leading to improvement of animal welfare across all species.  ASSVAP is working towards making animal therapy for dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and exotic species, an evidence based discipline, and we provide our members with all the information and training they need to make them the best pracitioners globally.






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Membership gives access to the full website which includes book reviews, the latest scientific research, case studies, reduced rates for CPD courses, monthly e-newsletters and a bi-annual, on-line, peer reviewed Journal showcasing the scientific work that is currently being undertaken in the subject. Non-members can only access very limited information. Full membership is £100 p.a. and student membership is £50 p.a.