Pet Therapy Bill Passes First Hurdle

Colorado House of Representatives committee pass bill to restrict therapy to pets on vets only.

A Colorado House of Representatives committee on Feb. 5  approved a bill that would allow licensed physical therapists who aren’t veterinarians to perform physical therapy on pets.

The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Anne McGihon, is House Bill 1126. Members of the state’s House Health and Human Services Committee  approved  it this week after hearing testimony from pet owners, some of whom brought along their pets.
Under the bill, a therapist would not be able to practice veterinary medicine, just physical therapy.
The measure now moves to the full State House for debate. If it passes, the bill would become law effective July 1.

The full text of the bill is available on the Colorado Legislature website.


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