Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners
Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners

RAMP for Animal Owners 

Complementary Therapies for Animals


Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy approaches to animal care are very popular with animal owners:


  • They are well-known treatment modalities for musculoskeletal conditions
  • Once referred, care follows assessment in the same appointment
  • They can enhance performance in competitive animals
  • They can help to enhance the quality of life in the elderly and sick animal
  • They are non-invasive – they do not require surgery or drugs




24/3/20 Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Statement


Following the Prime Minister's advice on Monday 23rd March we have advised all our Registrants to cease routine practice with immediate effect.


Emergency care may be given at a vets request within a safe clinical environment, only if the Registrant has risk assessed the situation and feels that musculoskeletal treatment is safe to provide whilst following the Government Guidelines about hygiene and social distancing.


We recognise that this is a difficult time for all of us and that your concern for your animals is understandable, but the priority has to be gaining control of this pandemic.


Our Registrants are keen to fulfill their professional duties and to get back to work as soon as possible which we think will be reassessed in 4 weeks or so.


In the meantime stay well and in contact with your regular Practitioner who will give advice by phone where possible. This will all pass in time. 


ALSO - We have received this message from the RCVS: they advise vets to provide emergency treatment only (for something that is urgent and/or is going to be an emergency if not treated in the next 3 weeks). 
See RCVS FAQ page here.


Easing Your Decision


Many training establishments offer courses in these approaches. In the past, this made it difficult to understand who provides what, and the quality of their work is hard to judge. That then led to confusion amongst animal owners and veterinary professionals. 


The RAMP Register was therefore created to clarify the situation, by bringing together practitioners who work only within their scope of practice and have demonstrated a professional level of education and/or clinical experience. This offers peace of mind to everyone who approaches a RAMP registrant. 


Please note: It is your responsibility to check the credentials of your practitioner before they assess or treat your animal, as RAMP cannot be held responsible for the actions of any registrant at work. 



Using The Register

Because this is a voluntary register, you can be sure that all listed here have made the deliberate decision to go a little bit further to demonstrate their commitment to the highest levels of quality in their treatment of your animal.


Through this website, you can:

  1. Find a musculoskeletal practitioner, who practices Chiropractic, Osteopathy or Physiotherapy techniques
  2. Check the credentials of a practitioner you wish to use
  3. Make a complaint about a practitioner registered with us

Our Gold Standard


This Register only accepts people who meet the RAMP Standards. 


These include:

  1. Educational qualifications - knowledge base, skills & proficiency
  2. Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance
  3. Proof of Public Liability Insurance - to make sure you are covered in case of accidents
  4. Signed undertaking for the minimum level of Continuing Professional Development
  5. Signed acceptance of the Standards for Practice - to make sure they act professionally at all times


Further details of these standards appear in the RAMP Foundation Document.

Our Complaints Procedure


This Register provides clear information about complaints procedures concerning registrants and the organisation itself.


1. It encourages early resolution of complaints including use of mediation where appropriate;


2. It provides good advice and support for those providing information and evidence in relation to complaints and disciplinary cases;


3. It focuses on protecting animals and their owners (and the public where necessary), and mediating resolution where possible;


If you wish to file a complaint to RAMP, please send it to and we will contact you within 7 days. 

For the details of our complaints procedure, please download this document.
Complaints Procedure 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [91.2 KB]
Please download this paper to find out how Disciplinary Process results are decided.
Proportionality of Disciplinary Process [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [97.2 KB]
For the Complaints Form, please download this document.
Make A Complaint To RAMP 2019.doc
Microsoft Word document [16.0 KB]
For guidance in making a complaint to RAMP, please download this document.
Guide To Making A Complaint To RAMP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [64.7 KB]

Please Note: 

Neither RAMP nor any member of its Council can be held responsible for any consequences arising from any information provided through this website.


Complaints submitted to RAMP cannot result in any compensation from RAMP or its Council, but may lead to consideration of the practioner being removed from the Register or further investigation by another authority.


All registrants hold professional indemnity insurance and public liability cover. Any complaints regarding a loss caused by a practitioner should therefore be made to the practitioner directly (in the first instance) and if necessary, their professional governing body.

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