Membership Application

Membership fees: 31st March 2020 – 31st March 2021.

Our annual membership runs from 31st March 2020 – 31st March 2021 and is £90 for Veterinary Physiotherapists, Manual Therapists and Canine Hydrotherapist (ICH) Members. Our Student Members annual fee is £10.

All our practising members have the option to access our excellent Group Insurance Plan at the same high limit of indemnity. This Professional Liability cover comprises Public Liability and Professional Indemnity with £5 million of cover each, as well as a Legal Expenses indemnity of £250,000.  The policy wording covers a wide scope of practice that also specifically names veterinary physiotherapy and canine hydrotherapy. 

This high quality product is underwritten by AXA insurance and provided for us by Towergate via their specialist division for Care & Medical Insurance. It runs with the annual membership and the 2020 – 2021 premium fee is £99.97

Our membership of qualified practitioners are divided into different categories and a sub group, which require specific evidence to join. You choose the category or subgroup that is your best fit from the descriptions below and submit your evidence using our online system. We offer a free second listing to all our members if they have the required evidence for more than one category. 

Veterinary physiotherapist member: MIRVAP (VP)

£90

Veterinary physiotherapist: Holder of an accredited university qualification at level 6 – 7.

Evidenced by qualification certificate, course transcripts, CV, CPD record and insurance certification if not accessing the IRVAP group insurance scheme. Free second listing in another IRVAP category / sub group with appropriate evidence to meet it’s specific requirements and accreditation process.

Manual Therapist member: MIRVAP (MT)

£90

Animal practitioner: Holder of an accredited animal therapy qualification level 3 – 6.

Evidenced by qualification certificate, course transcripts, CV, CPD record and insurance certification if not accessing the IRVAP group insurance scheme. Free second listing in another IRVAP category / sub group with appropriate evidence to meet it’s specific requirements and accreditation process.

Institute of canine hydrotherapists: MIRVAP (ICH)

£90

Canine hydrotherapist holds Ofqual qualification; level 3 certificate in canine hydrotherapy, as a minimum, with L4 -L7 holders required to map in their qualification to the ICH day one canine hydrotherapy competencies.

Evidence required includes qualification certificate, course transcripts, CV, CPD record, first aid certificate, water management requirements and insurance certification if not accessing the IRVAP group insurance scheme. Free second listing in other IRVAP category / sub group with appropriate evidence to meet it’s requirements and accreditation process.
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Student member

£10

Learner on a relevant accredited course, providing evidence of course place.

Non Practising member

Maternity leave, illness, injury, or sabbatical, with approapriate run off insurance.

Hon Fellow / Fellow

Council appointed for outstanding service as part of IRVAP and the animal care industry.

CONTACT

ICH enquiries irvapchair@irvap.org.uk
Website enquiries: webmaster@irvap.org.uk 
Membership enquiries: membership@irvap.org.uk