Welcome to our dynamic

Resource Hub

Explore our downloadable PDFs designed to support animal therapists, professionals and owners. Do revisit for the latest updates!

BEST PRACTICE

Anatomy & Biomechanics

Dr Richard Payne; IRVAP Hon Fellow
Course Lead MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy
Nottingham Veterinary School of Medicine & Science

Canine Pain Management Strategies

Avril Coleman; MIRVAP / ICH Board
Animo Rehabilitation Centre, Kent

Puppies & Hydrotherapy

Maria Johnston, IRVAP Fellow
Active Balance, Leicestershire

Canine referral paperwork – getting the right patient information

Sarah Brick; MIRVAP, ICH Board

Right Side Up! Or the righting reflex in cats

Jo Scott, ICH Board

CONDITIONS & CASES

Cervical Abnormalities in Equine Patients

Gaby Kerfoot, IRVAP Fellow
GKVP, Cheshire

Canine CCL Disease Case Study

Susanne Pender, MIRVAP & ICH Board
Paws4Rehab, Surrey

Canine Hip Dysplasia

Hawskmoor Team, ICH Board
Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy, Leicestershire

Techniques

Equine Hydrotherapy

Grainne Ni Chaba-Byrne, MIRVAP, Council Officer

Canine Movement Enrichment Techniques

Barbara Houlding, IRVAP Fellow
IRVAP / ICH Chair
K9HS Courses, Suffolk

Common Injuries in Working Sheepdogs

Sarah Ward, RVN, PGCertSART (Level 7), RVN, MIRVAP(VP)(ICH)
Canine Veterinary Physiotherapist & Advanced Hydrotherapist

EQUIPMENT INFO

Companion Therapy Lasers

Georgina MacPhail, Companion Animal Health

Hydrotherapy Water Management

Mitchell Loach, TEST Ltd

Cruciate Ligament Disease & the Role of the Balto Knee Brace

Cheryl Corral BVMS, PGCert SART (Level 7), MRCVS, MIRVAP(VP)(ICH)

Equine Massage Therapy Pad

Vicky Boakes, Equilibrium Products

Stance Analysis – Tool for Early Lameness Detection

Georgina MacPhail, Companion Animal Health 

ICH REFRESHER COURSES
IRVAP members get access to Refresher courses at a huge discounted rate of £20 per course. 
These are available at £57 for all therapists and para professionals (RRP £97).
LEVEL 3

Canine First Aid Refresher

LEVEL 3

Canine Health Checks Refresher

LEVEL 3

Canine Water Management Refresher

ICH online courses are IRVAP & ABC Awards QLS endorsed
6 hours study for each course
Award certificate issued on successful completion

Access to online course resources for 1 year
Resources include instructional Canine Technical Videos (K9TVs)
Assignment Workbook provided to complete for submission and marking
Open office hours for additional support

CONTACT

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