About HATO

The naturopathic philosophy on animal healing asserts that the body has the innate ability to heal itself when given the right conditions. 

Holistic Animal Health Practitioners seek to provide the therapies required to facilitate healing and restore balance. 

The Premier Natural Animal Therapy Organisation

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Date of last revision: 21.6.17

Use of information provided on this site

Information contained on this site should never be substituted for advice from a veterinarian, registered health care practitioner or doctor. The diagnosis and treatment of animals should always be made in consultation with a veterinarian.

General Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe and does not purport to replace the services of a veterinarian. Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation is not responsible to any individual or animal for any loss or damage that may arise through the use of information contained in this site. 

The information is provided by the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation (HATO) and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. 

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Description of Service

The hato.com.au site provides information and directories relating to natural animal health and complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), therapies, practitioners, schools and products for pets and animals. All material and information presented by hato.com.au is intended to inform, acting as a reference guide only, not as a medical or vetrinary manual. All reasonable attempts have been made to provide accurate and recent information, but it is of a general nature only which is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual person or pet. It does not offer medical or veterinary advice or diagnosis, or endorse specific treatments. The information provided is not intended as medical or veterinary advice as it is not written by medical practioners or veterinarians unless expressly stated. The information on the Site is provided for educational purposes only, it aims to help you make more informed decisions about you and / or your animal’s health. It is NOT intended; as a substitute for medical or veterinary advice or diagnosis or to endorse specific treatments or products in anyway. hato.com.au does not offer medical or veterinary advice or diagnosis, it recommends that you always consult directly with a suitably qualified professional with regards to; specific issues you or your pet may have and / or any advice, recommendations or suggestions that you may have obtained from the Site.The directories are compiled from data supplied by practitioners, therapists, schools and companies and therefore hato.com.au does not warrant or represent that the directory is free from errors or omissions. Similarly there may be technical or typographical errors. hato.com.au lists practitioners, therapists, schools and companies as a service to you and to them. They do not represent hato.com.au and hato.com.au does not assume any liability for any advice, diagnosis, treatment, prescription of any type by any practitioner, therapist, school, company, listed in the hato.com.au directory or from any community or forum contributors or anyone else submitting content to the Site. It is the sole responsibility of the individual person, who chooses to see the complementary or alternative medical practitioner or holistic animal health therapist or other animal health professional or school or company, whether or not they trust the recommended course of action by the practitioner or therapist or school or company. Please consult with your own veterinarian, physician or health care practitioner regarding the suggestions and recommendations made at hato.com.au. Although hato.com.au has taken reasonable care to ensure that site content is accurate and current, hato.com.au makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of the information or links provided on this website. If you do identify any inaccuracies please contact us at info@hato.com.au.

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Please note that licensing requirements for each country, state, territory and county vary. Some states, territories, counties and countries require practitioners or therapists to hold a license to work in the field of animal health and HATO will not accept any responsibility whatsoever if members contravene these regulations. Non-veterinarian natural animal therapists in Australia are currently prohibited from examining or attending any animal for the purpose of diagnosing a condition. Therefore, it is important to receive a diagnosis from your veterinarian before seeking assistance from a natural health care practitioner. Other restrictions may also apply. We recommend that practitioners contact their state, territory, county or country licensing divisions in regards to regulations and policies pertaining to this matter.  

Completion of a HATO course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (e.g. licensing, professional registration, etc.) may apply to some jurisdictions. The practice of animal nutrition or holistic animal health is not intended to replace veterinary care; therefore, HATO-accredited animal nutritionists, holistic animal health practitioners and other non-veterinarian HATO members, do not diagnose or treat. HATO makes no representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the information obtained through this website or through their courses including, without limitation, the implied warranties of fitness or suitability for any particular purpose. The material included in this website and in HATO courses is for informational purposes only. 

HATO members

HATO provides a directory and referral service to put pet carers in touch with HATO practitioner members. Please be aware that HATO does not specifically endorse any practitioner and you must choose carefully. HATO is not responsible for any loss, damage or injury caused, or alleged to be caused, by any of HATO’s current or past members.  

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Information found on hato.com.au is NOT intended; as a substitute for medical or veterinary advice or diagnosis or to endorse specific treatments or products in anyway. The information provided on hato.com.au is for educational purposes only. Hato.com.au does not offer medical or veterinary advice or diagnosis, it recommends that you always consult directly with a suitably qualified professional with regards to; specific issues you or your pet may have and / or any advice, recommendations or suggestions that you may have obtained from the Site. Please read the hato.com.au terms of use.