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Welcome to the American Council Of Animal Naturopathy LLC.
Offering Education and Board Certification in Animal Naturopathy, Animal Health Coaching and Carnivore Nutrition Consulting for the Professional Natural Animal Health Practitioner and Consultant as well as the pet owner and animal lover.
The American Council of Animal Naturopathy (A.C.A.N.) was founded on March 28, 2011. Our purpose is to provide a community of professionals in the natural animal care profession as well as offering education, continuing education and certification that reflects and upholds the highest professional standards of practice for animal naturopaths, animal health coaches and those specializing in a natural healing modality for animals.
To that end, examinations and certifications are available to veterinary naturopaths, holistic veterinarians, natural animal health consultants, animal health coaches and specialty practitioners.
Our desire is to build leaders in the field of natural animal health/naturopathy!
The American Council of Animal Naturopathy (A.C.A.N.) has the only education available in natural animal health coaching, animal naturopathy, carnivore and equine nutrition. We are the only board certifying organization of its kind for animal/veterinary naturopaths, carnivore and natural equine nutrition consultants and natural animal health coaches. A.C.A.N. also recognizes differing levels of expertise, education and specialty for the natural animal care consultant and/or practitioner. Whether you are a holistic veterinarian, veterinary naturopath, Iridologist, animal aromatherapist, natural animal care consultant, animal herbalist, etc. you have studied and worked hard to earn your expertise and specialization. A.C.A.N. acknowledges your credentials and offers certification in specific areas of animal health and wellness.
Certification through A.C.A.N., as a professional in your field showcases your commitment, experience and dedication to consumers seeking your services and can lead to higher visibility, opportunities, and employment.
We are the only board certifying organization world-wide that recognizes your unique niche and expertise in the field of natural animal health.
As animal naturopaths, animal health coaches and instructors in the field of natural animal health, the founding members of A.C.A.N. developed a set of standards for the discipline. These core competencies reflect the knowledge required to practice or consult as a qualified professional in the animal naturopathic discipline or one of its specialty modalities. From this set of core competencies, a standardized examination has been developed.
A.C.A.N. is an international, non-governmental organization operating chiefly through the medium of the Internet and is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Accreditation for Naturopathic or Holistic Health programs in the United States is an entirely voluntary process. Accreditation for an educational program represents a validation that the programs have been thoroughly investigated and found worthy of recognition by a qualified body.
Why be Certified?
The intent of certification is to provide assurance to the public that those certified by the Board of American Council Animal Naturopathy have successfully completed an approved educational program and an evaluation process assessing their ability to provide quality care in his/her specialty.
A.C.A.N. serves to coordinate the activities of its committee and to provide information to others concerning issues involving specialization and certification at the following levels:
•Animal Health Coach
Certification is the public's assurance that you have met rigorous, peer-developed & reviewed standards endorsed by an international professional body. Certification is important for internal professional recognition, external verification, & accountability.
Upon receiving certification from A.C.A.N.you will then also qualify for board certification as Holistic Health Practitioners through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) if you should wish to apply. The application will be mailed to you upon certification being granted from any of our certification programs. You may contact the AADP at 1-888-764-AADP.
NOTE: A.C.A.N. Certified Animal Naturopaths, Animal Health Coaches and practitioners certified in animal naturopathy or nutrition do not provide medical diagnosis, prescribe medications or perform surgical procedures. A.C.A.N. expects Certified Animal Naturopaths and those certified in animal naturopathy only provide the professional services set out in the Scope of Practice and strictly adhere to the Code of Ethics identified on this website. A.C.A.N. cannot be held responsible for anyone not acting within the Scope of Practice or not adhering to the Code of Ethics herein.