Our Educators Are Mentors
The IEBWA was founded in 2003 by Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW, MSc. (h.c.) (USA), and Nicole Rombach. APM, MEEBW, PG AM, MSc., PhD (United Kingdom). With the global expansion of the Equinology Equine Body Worker® and Caninology Canine Body Worker® programmes, international divisions were founded in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, IEBWA membership was opened to practitioners and educational institutions whose standards of certification and professional ethics are in line with the ethos of the IEBWA.
- To foster and support the training of suitable persons as Equine/Canine Body Workers and to support, help and protect qualified Equine/Canine Body Workers
- To maintain a register of qualified Equine/Canine Body Workers who are members, and to make equine and canine body work by qualified practitioners available to the general public
- To be the coordinating and organizing body for the maintenance of contact between all Equine and Canine Body Workers affiliated with the Association
- To provide a discipline and code of professional and ethical conduct for members of the Association, and to ensure that the required standards are maintained
The IEBWA will not be held responsible for anyone not acting within the scope of practice, or not adhering to the code of ethics herein.
The IEBWA emphasises that Animal Body Work is not intended to replace veterinary care.