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ACRA Committee

The Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association was developed by a group of qualified, experienced, and like-minded canine rehabilitation practitioners with a passion for providing quality rehabilitation for dogs and their owners.

Their shared commitment is to support the ongoing growth of the profession, assist with continuing education, and create a community linking industry leaders and students culminating in a biannual conference.

It was necessary for the ACRA to be developed due to the lack of access to quality education for Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners in Australia. Plus, the need to form industry benchmarks and standards both veterinary professionals and the public could utilise to determine the level of accredited qualifications, experience, and insurance of practitioners.

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Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association

The Founders

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President

Michelle Monk

Qualified Animal Physiotherapist Michelle Monk from Dogs in Motion Canine Rehabilitation is the President. Michelle has been an Animal Physiotherapist for over 15 years in Melbourne and runs a busy multi-disciplinary canine rehabilitation clinic. She also regularly teaches Canine Rehabilitation Courses to Physiotherapists, Vets, Vet Nurses and other canine healthcare practitioners.

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Vice President

Lindsey Connell

Qualified Animal Physiotherapist Lindsey Connell from Animal Physiotherapy Solutions is the Vice President. Lindsey has been an Animal Physiotherapist for over 13 years in Queensland and runs a busy practice in Brisbane & Gold Coast. She also teaches a component of the Masters in Animal Studies at QLD University and presents regularly at Veterinary, Vet Nurse and Physiotherapy conferences.  

Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association Mission

Ensure that all Australian dogs and their owners have access to the highest quality rehabilitation services thus assuring they live long and happy lives together

Our Mission is to provide:

Support

Support for practicing canine rehabilitation members by offering professional advice, guidance, and continuing education opportunities of the highest caliber

Industry Standards

Setting industry standards and benchmarks for the public to safely and easily be able to determine the level of qualifications their chosen practitioner has completed

Public Awareness

Improve the public awareness of the benefits of canine rehabilitation and thus encourage them to seek out an adequately qualified practitioner

Increased Credibility

Increase the credibility of the Australian canine rehabilitation association members by the public with an easily recognisable identification method

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Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association

AS AN ACRA MEMBER

BECOME RECOGNISED AS A LEADER IN YOUR FIELD, ADD TO YOUR CREDIBILITY, AND RECEIVE THE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT TO FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION WHILE WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE INDUSTRY QUALITY STANDARDS