Animal Health Coach
What is an Animal Health Coach?
A.C.A.N. has the only education and certification program in animal health coaching in the world. Certified Animal Health Coaches are shaping the future of true species appropriate nutrition and preventative health care.
In our current veterinary healthcare system, almost no time is spent with the client discussing true nutrition and lifestyle choices for pets. Yet our world is in the midst of a massive shift – people are beginning to understand the importance of living a healthful lifestyle for themselves and for their pets.
These days, the media is paying more attention to (Human) Health Coaches than ever before and it’s no wonder – people are dissatisfied with our current health care system and are in desperate need of nutrition education and high quality preventative care to find their way back to health. In like fashion, more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with the current veterinary health care system and are as well desperate for true nutrition education and preventative care for their pets.
If you are curious about what an Animal Health Coach is and how to become one, you’ve come to the right place.
What exactly is an Animal Health Coach, let alone a Certified Animal Health Coach?
A Certified Animal Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor. Animal Health Coaches educate and support clients to define and achieve their pet’s health and wellness goals through, species appropriate nutrition, lifestyle and behavior adjustments. Clients learn to develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that are naturally best for their pets, and implement lasting changes that improve their pet’s energy, balance and health.
What are some attributes of a successful, Certified Animal Health Coach?
A Certified Animal Health Coach has good listening skills, a compassionate and patient demeanor and has the genuine desire to work with and help others help their pets be healthier and happier. Many people who are already giving advice on natural animal health and wellness often find certified animal health coaching a seamless career transition to getting paid for something they already do naturally.
What is the demand like for Certified Animal Health Coaches?
The demand for well-trained Animal Health Coaches increases every day. The animal health and wellness industry is rapidly expanding as the need for preemptive health care grows. Not only is animal health coaching widely needed, it is now becoming an expanding career opportunity. Supporting and educating people in ways to naturally improve their pet’s health and happiness can be an incredibly fulfilling career and as pet owners are seeking ways to avoid the high cost of repeated veterinary visits, and medications that only mask the symptoms for a time and never allow the pet to heal, natural animal health care coaches and consultants are being sought out.
Where do Animal Health Coaches work?
Animal Health Coaches may or may not be already functioning in some capacity as natural animal health care providers. Those who value animals for the species they are and who enjoy helping animals make excellent animal health coaches -business people, natural animal health practitioners, animal care consultants, dog trainers animal massage and body work practitioners,groomers, etc. can become an Animal Health Coach. The flexibility and independence of being an Animal Health Coach is often one of the many exciting reasons to create a career as an Animal Health Coach.
What is the earning potential for a Certified Animal Coach?
Earning potential for Certified Animal Health Coaches will only increase with time as more and more pet owners see the benefits of natural nutrition and prevention compared to the costs of veterinary care and the increase in diseases in pets today. Your personal income as a Certified Animal Health Coach totally depends on the kind of services you offer, your niche client market and how much time you plan to work with clients.
How do I become trained as a Certified Animal Health Coach?
An important part of becoming a Certified Animal Health Coach is studying in a quality program that offers solid natural animal health care training, support and certification. A.C.A.N. offers just this education and training via our Small Animal Naturopathy course which includes education in preemptive animal health care, species appropriate nutrition, a naturopathic approach to pests & parasites, an introduction to natural healing modalities, how to set up your animal health care coaching/consulting business and more.
A.C.A.N. certification is much more than a credential. It’s the cornerstone of a successful career. Certification establishes you as a dedicated professional with the knowledge and skills to uphold high standards of excellence in animal health coaching and animal naturopathic consulting.