Veterinary Physiotherapist and Registered Canine Hydrotherapist
NAVP and NARCH Member
What led me to Veterinary Physiotherapy?
After completing my A Levels and gaining a qualification in Animal Management, I developed an interest in biomechanics and rehabilitation. After realising my fascination with the body and my passion of animals, combining the two seemed perfect. After family dog Teddy suffered from a herniated disc when he was two years old, he had to have spinal surgery followed by physiotherapy to help him recover. After seeing the incredible difference it made to him, I understood how effective physiotherapy could be and wanted to make sure I could be part of other people's and their pets journeys.
From here, I went on to gain my Bsc (Hons) in Veterinary Physiotherapy and obtained membership with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists. This also led me to see the positive impact hydrotherapy could have in combination with physiotherapy, therefore, I decided to gain my qualification in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Advanced Treadmill Techniques so I could offer both services to my patients and provide the best possible care.
Throughout my life, I have owned a variety of animals from dogs, cats and horses to mice, guinea pigs and chickens! Teddy has just seen his 11th birthday and is still keeping us on our toes and Roxy, our cockapoo, is happy being my guinea pig!
I am lucky enough to have found my dream job so early and the best part is being able to support all of you in your journeys.
As a member of both the NAVP and NARCH, you can be assured that I have completed a recognised accredited training programme and have professional and public liability insurance. I will provide the highest standards of care by following their strict codes of conduct and use scientific principles in order to clinically reason. In order to continue and enhance my skills, both organisations require me to complete a set amount of hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) annually. Since qualifying, I have completed the following:
Canine First Aid
Canine Conditioning Foundation Workshop
Canine Mobilisation and Positional Release
Webcon 2017: The Canine Athlete
Hydrocon 2018: Canine Hydrotherapy
Webcon 2018: Neurological Rehabilitation
Vet Fest 2019