The Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia Board- 2019
President - Dr Raquel Butler
Secretary - Dr Fiona Kates
Appointed Board member - Dr Kate Haines
The ABPA membership only comprises Australian University qualified Animal Chiropractic professionals, with degrees in Chiropractic, Osteopathy or Veterinary Medicine at least, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic (RMIT University), a Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine (2015 on) or the Master of Chiropractic Science (Animal Chiropractic).
The general public is becoming far less tolerant of "self-trained" individuals, providing a variety of services, purporting to be something they are not, with a very shallow understanding of what they are doing. This is both misleading and potentially dangerous.
As with most professional associations, the ABPA was formed with this in mind, with the aim of safeguarding those utilising the professional services of its members, ensuring clients will only be receiving the highest standard of quality care and training, by accountable practitioners.
The ABPA welcomes feedback on its members and will investigate complaints thoroughly and impartially, should the need arise. All ABPA members are registered practitioners in their original profession in the State in which they practice, and problems may also be reported to the relevant practitioner Registration Board.
With the advent of the ABPA , Animal Biomechanical Medicine is now being formalised as a "profession", and whilst there is more work to do in this area, the process has at least begun.