Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1966

It is illegal for any person to treat an animal unless they are a Veterinary Surgeon or a “paraprofessional” covered by the Veterinary Surgeons (Exemptions) Order 1962. Claire is not a Veterinary Surgeon and is therefore not allowed to treat any animal without prior consent (or referal) from the animal’s Veterinary Surgeon.


Owners must ask their Veterinary Surgeon for approval BEFORE their animal is treated.


Chiropractors Act, 1994

Claire Howson is a graduate from the McTimoney College (University of Wales) and is fully qualified and insured to treat animals using McTimoney Animal Manipulation therapy. Claire Howson is not qualified to treat humans and is therefore not a Chiropractor, and is not registered with the General Chiropractic Council. She does not describe herself as a Chiropractor, Chiropractic Practitioner, Chiropractic Physician, or any other kind of Chiropractor.