The Royal College of Chiropractors’ Animal Faculty
Chair (acting): Leigh Miller MRCC (Animal)
Secretary (acting): Emma Phillips MRCC, LRCC (Animal)
Director of Academic Affairs (acting): Winston Williams MRCC, LRCC (Animal)
The register of members of The Royal College of Chiropractors’ Animal Faculty, is available to view here: Membership Registry (Animal).
Additionally, members of the RCC Animal Faculty are normally eligible, and choose, to be registered with RAMP (Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners).
In keeping with all the Specialist Faculties of The Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC), the Animal Faculty has a number of core roles, including recognition of knowledge and competencies relevant to the subject area.
The title Chiropractor is protected by law
The title ‘chiropractor’ is protected by law and can only be used by practitioners who:
- have successfully completed the high standards of academic education and training approved by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC*), and
- are currently registered with, and hence regulated by, the GCC.
*The GCC is a statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession. It protects the health and safety of the public by ensuring high standards of practice in the chiropractic profession. The GCC states that “the title of ‘chiropractor’ is protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as any sort of chiropractor without being registered with the GCC” (http://www.gcc-uk.org/about-us/)
Why choose a Licentiate, Member or Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors’ Animal Faculty to provide care for your animal?
All Licentiates, Members and Fellows (‘members’) of the Royal College of Chiropractors’ Animal Faculty are Chiropractors who have extended their GCC-approved chiropractic training (as required for the treatment of humans) with postgraduate training recognised by the Royal College of Chiropractors. This assures their competency to provide chiropractic care for animals. Note that these chiropractors are registered healthcare professionals who apply the same professionalism to the care of animals that they are required to apply to the care of humans. They are:
- statutorily registered chiropractors and, thus, listed in the Chiropractic Register maintained by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC);
- additionally qualified at postgraduate level as competent to treat animals;
- compliant with the competecies/standards of practice recognised by the RCC.
What animal chiropractic training is recognised by the RCC Animal Faculty?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.