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.

Our Goals

  • 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
IEBWA practitioners, and IEBWA members, do not provide any medical diagnosis, prescribe medications, or perform medical procedures. The IEBWA expects its practitioners and members only to provide the professional services set within their scope of education and certification, to abide by the laws in their state and practice, and to strictly adhere to the code of ethics identified under the IEBWA Constitution.

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.

The IEBWA was founded in 2003 by Debranne Pattillo (USA), and Nicole Rombach (UK)