On Boundary Issues with Allied professions
Last updated: September 4, 2008
The AABP recommends the non-veterinary animal behavior technologists carefully observe the “Professional Boundaries" principle of the AABP professional Practice Guidelines. Specifically, aside from being very careful not to appear to "diagnose," "prescribe" or provide a "treatment" or "prognosis" for any medical condition, we strongly recommend that you not even use these quasi-medical terms with regards to behavior. See the theoretical orientation position statement for details on this. The AABP recommends that we take a behavioral approach and use behavioral language in dealing with behavior and leave veterinary care and medical language to veterinarians.