More than 80 million households across Europe own a pet. Most of them are cats, dogs, or new/exotic pets: rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, etc. A growing number of pet owners are seeking osteopathic treatment: demand is booming. The same is true for horse riders and trainers who have been treating their horses with osteopathy for decades.
Animal health and well-being are the animal osteopath’s priorities. By means of accurate manipulation techniques, the osteopath relieves aches and pains. They act on a physical as well as physiological and psycho-emotional level. They treat animals suffering from locomotion, digestion, or anxiety issues among others. Animal osteopathy is both curative and preventive. It is a gentle and effective medicine, which presents a major advantage: not affecting the animal’s vital prognosis.
What does an animal osteopath* do daily?
Whether for equine, canine or feline osteopathy, there is increasing demand for osteopathic care and practitioners.
Animal osteopaths* are typically self-employed workers. Some osteopaths* are salaried workers in structures such as:
Animal osteopaths* can also act as teachers, lecturers, or experts for different entities: animal osteopathy schools, professional agricultural unions, specialised institutes, agricultural colleges, farmers’ cooperative…
Fees for consultations usually range between €60 (£50) and €110 (£90) depending on whether the appointment takes place at the osteopath practice or with the owner.