Physical Therapy

September 2011

New Hampshire Veterinary Practice Act
  Animal Physical Therapist Source Notes
Required level of general education Licensed PT with certification from the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners maisonbisson.com A physical therapist shall be eligible for animal physical therapy certification if he or she: (a) Is a graduate of a singular certification program in animal physical therapy or animal rehabilitation affiliated with an AVMA accredited veterinary school with a minimum of 120 course hours.(b) Provides proof of liability/malpractice insurance coverage for the practice of physical therapy on animals.(c) Paid the initial fee for certification as set by the board
Hands-On Animal Patient Training Unspecified hands-on experience (120 course hours at AVMA accredited veterinary school) maisonbisson.com Is a graduate of a singular certification program in animal physical therapy or animal rehabilitation affiliated with an AVMA accredited veterinary school with a minimum of 120 course hours
Certification Exam None    
Continuing Education Required 7.5 hours / 2 years maisonbisson.com Annually complete 7.5 hours of the required bi-annual 30 hours of continuing education directly related to animal rehabilitation and any other continuing competency requirements established by the physical therapy board
Legal ability to prescribe drugs to animals No    
Overseeing agency / regulating body New Hampshire Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners www.nh.gov  
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Source: Staff research, AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Department
Contact: Tara Southwell, State Policy Analyst, AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Department, 847-285-6779