SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) i have heard conflicting reports about what does and does not qualify as clinical experience and was wondering if there is an official definition for it. i have extensive experience in using animals to assist people with disabilities (guide dogs, animal assisted therapy, therapeutic horseback riding, etc.) as well as a year as a deaf ed teacher in a third world country. i considered myself to have no clinical experience, but someone pointed out that all of this would count. is that true?