Pet physical therapy, also known as animal physical therapy, is a new business idea with animal rehabilitation centers just starting to be found in larger cities.
Physical therapy for pets is starting to catch on with pet lovers.
Just like when humans have surgery and follow-up therapy, pet owners are now recognizing the advantages of pet physical therapy.
We all realize that pets are just like family. More and more, pet owners seek the best care for their love ones.
Fortunately, you cannot just decide to open a shop offering physical therapy for pets and small animals. Generally, some schooling is required.
While you do not need to be a veterinarian, you should open your practice with a strong relationship with one.
Educationally, you should consider becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician, a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist or a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. These certifications generally may be earned online all though not always.
Hanna, from Orlando, Florida, was downsized. She had taken some classes at a community college but left for the job market when she ran out of money.
She loved animals; I mean she really loved animals! Fortunately, her former employer agreed to partially pay for retraining in the field of her choice.
She always wanted a job taking care of animals. Hanna decided to work with a local veterinarian to become veterinary technician and to go to school to become a massage therapist specializing in small animal rehabilitation.
A little more than 3-years later she opened a small animal physical therapy center next door to a veterinarian who became her mentor and friend.
She grew her practice by calling on the Vets in town and speaking to groups of all kinds.
Referrals began to appear. Word spread. Now two years later, she has hired a certified veterinary technician to help her.
Her business is going well.
She says she owes all this to her passion for animals, guidance from two veterinarians and much luck.
I relate this account of my friend Hanna because her business model is on the frontier of an explosive opportunity for like-minded people.
Starting an animal physical therapy or animal rehabilitation business is just now catching on. The future is truly unlimited.
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