About Angel's Animals Holistic Courses
The Angel's Animals Holistic Seminars were developed by Dr. Angelique Barbara and are currently offered on-line to health care and animal professionals, as well as animal owners all over the world. The courses offered include Animal Neuro-myofascial Release (ANMR) Technique (a body alignment technique for small and large animals), Equine Kinesiology Tape Application, Canine Kinesiology Tape Application, Equine and Canine Massage Courses and Equine and Canine craniosacral therapy. These courses can be completed on the student's schedule without deadlines. Certifications are available for all the courses with additional examinations and case studies. Continuing Education (CE) credits are offered through The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, The International Veterinary Chiropractic Association, the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork/Association of Canine Water Therapy and other animal massage organizations. These courses provide state of the art learning techniques with quality, up to date information, making them one of the highest quality online animal bodywork courses available.
About the Doctor
Dr. Angelique Barbara (affectionally called Dr. Angel by many of her clients) is a Doctor of Chiropractic who holds additional degrees in Veterinary Science (B.S.), Equine Science (Minor) and Veterinary Pathobiology (M.S.). Dr. Barbara has been passionate about animals her entire life and has spent the majority of her life studying animals (both in the classroom and in the field). She developed her first animal bodywork seminar in 2009. Since that time, her seminars have grown both in number and popularity and she has fine tuned her seminars and techniques to optimize the learning experience. Dr. Barbara was one of the first practitioners to start utilizing kinesiology tape on animals and she was so impressed with the results that she decided to develop an entire seminar dedicated to the taping applications she developed. Her background in both the clinical and research animal health care world as well her experience as a human chiropractor give her a unique perspective on animal bodywork, which is evident in her courses.
Dr. Barbara has publications in the Journal of Veterinary Science and Microbiology and has presented her research at the Conference of Researchers in Animal Disease (CRAWD) and the International Equine Conference of Laminitis and Diseases of the Hoof. She is a member of Alpha Zeta Honorary Fraternity, American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association and French Bulldog Rescue Network.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Our courses are online and can be completed from any location. Dr. Barbara is personally located in Florida, USA, but we have students in over 30 countries and certified instructors in the USA, Canada and Australia.
Are these courses approved in my country?
Yes, our courses are approved through the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB), which makes them approved in other countries, including, but not limited to Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand). Every region has different animal massage laws, so it is important to look up your area's laws before practicing.
Do the courses ever expire?
No, our courses never expire so you will always have access to the material and can complete it at your own pace.
Is it possible to learn these techniques online?
Yes! The way our courses are structured greatly facilitates the learning process. Students can watch demonstration videos as many times as they need to and can access the course and videos from their phone or tablet so they can view the videos while practicing on animals. Even though the courses are online, students are required to complete practice hours and case studies which ensure that they have adequately learned the techniques before obtaining their certification.
How are the student's techniques assessed?
Student's are assessed through video submissions, online exams and case studies. They receive feedback from Dr. Barbara personally.
Do you offer in person training?
Yes, while most students do not require extra in person guidance, we do offer it for those who need it. We offer hands on workshops in various locations (click here to view locations) and can find mentors for those who can not travel to a workshop location.
Do you help us find a job when we complete the course?
Most animal bodyworkers are self employed, so we do not help you find a job, but we do cover starting and running a business in our equine and canine massage certification courses.
Is your school accredited?
Yes, our courses have been evaluated and approved through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB), the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) and the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE) assuring that we are providing with the highest quality materials and best learning experience possible.
Does completing your massage certification qualify us to become a member of an animal massage organization?
Yes, completing one of our animal massage certification courses will allow you to become a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB). They provide their members with malpractice insurance options as well as other resources.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer payment options on most of our courses and bundles. You can view all of our payment plans by clicking here. When enrolling in a payment plan, the first payment is taken at the time of enrollment and following payments are charged to your card every 30 days until the course is paid in full. For example, if you enroll on Dec. 5th, the next payment will be charged on Jan. 5th and so forth. Portions of the course are released to you as each payment is made.
Who is available to answer our questions while we are studying?
Dr. Barbara is available to personally answer any questions you have. She normally responds very quickly to questions to ensure that you can continue studying without interruption. In the event that she is not immediately available, you will also have access to other students and practitioners through our private FB group. You will find this group to be a great resource while you are learning and also after completing the course.
Have a question that wasn't answered?
Click here to email Dr. Barbara.