About the IVCA

IVCA Mission Statement

The IVCA is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in the field of Veterinary Chiropractic.

The association endeavours to establish consistently high standards of Veterinary Chiropractic through approved educational courses, certification examinations and the membership code of conduct and standard of proficiency.



Membership to the IVCA is only granted to qualified veterinarians or chiropractors (or individuals qualified in both professions) upon successful completion of approved veterinary chiropractic postgraduate training, successful completion of the IVCA certification exam (as of January 1st 2012) and adherence to membership rules and regulations.

The IVCA aims to promote veterinary chiropractic so its contribution to the health of animals is understood and recognised by other health care professions and the general public, both nationally and internationally.

The IVCA attempts to protect animals by providing the general public and other professionals with access to the IVCA register of members.  Read more about membership of the IVCA.

Continuing Professional Development

To ensure the development of the veterinary chiropractic profession, the IVCA requires members and holders of IVCA certification in animal chiropractic to undertake regular continuing professional development (CPD) and supports and encourages research. Read more about our CPD opportunities here.


Global Membership

The IVCA has members in many countries and strives to co-ordinate veterinary chiropractic on an international basis. It is expected that each country, province or principality will eventually develop regional veterinary chiropractic groups to respond to local issues, as has already happened in several countries.  Search for an IVCA member here.