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Welcome to the BVCA

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Veterinary Chiropractic is a combination of traditional human Chiropractic and Veterinary medicine to form a unique profession that has recognition as a separate health care branch.

The British Veterinary Chiropractic Association (BVCA) is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in the field of Veterinary Chiropractic in the United Kingdom. The association endeavours to establish consistently high standards of Veterinary Chiropractic through approved educational courses, and the membership code of conduct and standard of proficiency.


Membership to the BVCA is only granted to qualified veterinarians (registered with RCVS) or chiropractors (registered with GCC) upon successful completion of approved veterinary chiropractic postgraduate training followed by successful completion of an independent certification examination by International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA). All our members are required to adhere to membership rules and regulations of IVCA and complete 30 hours of CPD every 3 years in order to keep up to-date with developments in Veterinary Chiropractic and consequently offer the best possible treatment to their patients.

All animals treated by a Chiropractor must always have, as a prerequisite to treatment, full approval from that particular animals attending Veterinarian. No treatment can be undertaken without this consent from the animal’s primary carer.


Veterinary Chiropractic does not replace traditional Veterinary medicine, its aim is to help provide additional means of treatment options for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders.