Massage Therapy

September 2011

PetMassageTM Training and Research Institute
  Canine Massage Therapist Source Notes
Required level of general education No official education program required

Provider Level workshop: 7-day Foundation Workshop
Hands-On Animal Patient Training Not specified (200 contact hours; documentation of 10 canine massages) 100 CEUs NCMTMB; 200 contact hours. Certificates are awarded upon completion of the workshop, a take-home test and documentations of ten canine massages
Certification Exam Take home exam Certificates are awarded upon completion of the workshop, a take-home test and documentations of ten canine massages
Continuing Education Required No (PetMassage provides 100 CEUs for NCMTMB requirements, but the program does not require CE itself) 100 CEUs NCMTMB (NCBTMB continuing education provider #285813-00)
Legal ability to prescribe drugs to animals No    
Overseeing agency / regulating body Program approved as a continuing education provider by NCBTMB PetMassageTM LTD is approved by the: National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), The Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and The International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork/Association for Canine Water Therapy (IAAMB/ACWT)
This chart was prepared to provide an example of the education, training, certification and regulatory oversight requirements of veterinarians and non-veterinarian providers in selected areas of veterinary practice. The chart is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a comprehensive statement on the subject matter covered, but rather a guide that provides practical information for the reader. The chart does not represent legal advice and does not constitute a limitation or expansion of the lawful scope of practice applicable in any jurisdiction. The educational programs included in this resource are those known to AVMA and most often referenced in state regulations. This list is not exhaustive and not intended to describe every program offered in any covered category. The information was prepared in September 2011 and may not necessarily reflect future changes in programs. We hope that you find this material useful. Links to other websites are provided for information and convenience only. The inclusion of such materials or links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of those views and positions.
Source: Staff research, AVMA State Relations
Contact: State P​olicy Analyst, AVMA State Relations