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Three things to ask your practitioner

1. Are they properly trained and fully qualified?

Using an individual without proper training and qualifications is unlikely to satisfy your veterinary practice and may invalidate your animal's insurance.

Helen has an extensive academic background including a BSc(Hons) Equine Science degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Manipulation.  She updates her skills and knowledge annually, which is verified by the "Continuing Professional Development" process governed by the McTimoney Animal Association, the professional body for McTimoney Animal Practitioners.

2. Are they insured?

The welfare of clients and their animals should be the foremost consideration of a practitioner.  It is unthinkable that a modern practitioner would operate without insurance.

Helen holds comprehensive professional indemnity and public liability insurance to protect her clients.

3. Are they working with veterinary consent?

The law is clear: If an individual treats an animal without veterinary consent they are breaking the law.  The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 makes it illegal for any person to treat an animal unless they are a veterinary surgeon or a "paraprofessional".

Helen Jacks-Hewett is classed as a paraprofessional by the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 1962 and is allowed to practice with the prior consent of the animal's veterinary surgeon. Therefore Helen always seeks veterinary referral or verifies that veterinary permission has been granted before treatment.

 

Helen Jacks-Hewett
BSc(Hons) PGDipAM  MMAA

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