OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. — Oklahoma lawmakers are trying to redefine the certification process for animal massage and acupressure.
House Bill 2400, introduced Jan. 23, would create a certification program for both animal-massage and acupressure practitioners
through the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The certification program would include details about the
scope of practice, training and education requirement, and would remove current requirements that demand veterinary referrals
for animal massage.
Training requirements under the new bill for animal massage or acupressure would include a 300-hour training program approved
by the state, the completion of a qualifying examination, and other specialized training depending on the area of practice.
Practitioners of animal massage and acupressure would have to file for annual certification with the state and pay necessary
The bill is now being considered by the Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee.