Animal Massage Regulations by State are available from individual State Veterinary Boards and are collated for your convenience at the International Association for Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB) website:


United States Animal Massage: Laws by State

Before registering for a US class or if you are a US resident intending to take a class and use the skills for a business, you are required to be familiar with the individual state law pertaining to the state which you intend to work. You may reside in a state and choose to work in a neighboring state which allows you to practice within the parameters of that state law.

While every effort has been made to make sure these are correct, these versions may not be the current law. Court decisions amend them, and a host of other factors come into play when interpreting them. If you read most any practice act, unless it specifically allows massage, most can be interpreted in either direction depending on who is arguing the case.

State laws constantly change and are often left up to interpretation of the current board. Neither International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork nor Equissage Texas, their owners and employees, will be held accountable for any information listed in this summary. These summaries are merely here as a collection of information and summaries that we have run across in our searches. If you need a thorough review and analysis of your state’s practice act wording and exemptions, we advise you to evaluate the full text of the statute and regulations which can be found on most state government sites, and consult a knowledgeable attorney.