Nebraska: New Law Allows Chiropractors to Work on Animals
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 04:28 PM

Nebraska:  Veterinarians aren't the only people who can work on four-legged family members.  A new state law changed that rule.  Previously the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services contacted animal chiropractic practitioners after reading  stories in the newspapers about animal treatments. HHS said he was practicing illegally unless a veterinarian was present during each therapy session.

Now, after years of legislative hearings and monthly meetings with the state veterinary board, the dream finally become a reality.  “It’s always been a turf battle. Vets have said, ‘We don’t want to do it, but we don’t want you doing it either.’  The new law says physical and massage therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors can now be licensed animal therapists.  Gov. Dave Heineman signed it.  

“Last year, America spent $57 billion on their pets. It doesn’t have to be reasonable or logical, they’re part of the family.”