As a member of the NAVP there are guidelines to follow to ensure the welfare of clients and maintain a high standard of care:
1. Have qualified via a recognised accredited training programme
2. Carry appropriate professional and public liability insurance
3. Work in accordance with current legislation alongside your veterinary surgeon, and also in close conjunction with members of other related professions such as farriers, saddle fitters, trainers etc.
4. Are required to work within a professional code of conduct and ethics
5. Are required to continually maintain and enhance their skills post-qualification by completing appropriate programmes of continued professional development (CPD) annually in order to be able to maintain their membership status.
All clients records are kept for 5 years in a secure location and are completely confidential unless permission is given by the owner for information to be shared (usually with a vet or insurance company)