what we do
Raising the Industry Standard
Animal hydrotherapy is currently a non-regulated industry and the IEH will set the standards for professionalism and clinical proficiency in equine hydrotherapy, leading the way forward in equine and animal welfare.
We believe in investing in our professional community of therapists and are passionate about raising standards in equine hydrotherapy. All IEH members will be professionals who annually pledge their commitment to the IRVAP Code of Practice.
The IEH Board is directly accountable to the IRVAP Council and this unique checks and balances system is an IRVAP initiative to ensure best practice is consistently achieved by our members.
The professional status and registration with a professional body like the IEH provides confidence for the referring Veterinary Surgeon, as well as assuring owners their horses are receiving the best equine hydrotherapy treatment available.
What we OFFER
Our registered members are entitled to these benefits:
Representation at local, regional and national level
Listing on Find a Therapist area of our website
Access to learning and professional resources
Access to a group insurance plan
IRVAP Private Members Area for free CPD
IRVAP Conference with high profile industry speakers
Recognition by major insurance companies
Office hours and conversations with IEH Chair
Access to online journals
New Mentor programme
Discount for IRVAP accredited courses
Regular email updates
Use of branded merchandise
Additional benefits for IEH members
Accredited Equine Hydrotherapy courses (coming soon)
Access to learning and professional resources with Equine Hydrotherapy Consultants
Private Members Area for equine hydrotherapy information and updates
Currently negotiating to establish recognition with all major insurance companies
Equine hydrotherapy specific Insurance - £100,000 Bloodstock - as part of our IRVAP Group Insurance
Join our friendly community of professionals with a shared vision of delivering best practice and supporting each other along their animal therapy career journey.