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Meet the team

At Kent Animal Physio, we’re all about teamwork and supporting each other so we can offer the best for your pet’s specific needs.

Jo Stephens BA(Hons), PGDip, MIRVAP

After a number of years in business and marketing, and general management at Howletts Wild Animal Park, I was able to follow my goal of becoming a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist, from which I successfully graduated with Distinction from the University of Nottingham. To further compliment this, I then became qualified as a Canine Hydrotherapist at Level 4.

From an early age, I have loved caring for animals, whether this be working with exotics and wild animals, living with a menagerie of cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, guinea-pigs and chickens (to name but a few) or fostering and rehoming a multitude of other species including birds, reptiles and other small creatures. This love of helping and drive to improve welfare in the lives of the animals I have loved for so many years has happily led me to veterinary physiotherapy, which I am pleased to say suits me very well!

To compliment our continuous learning, each year both Geoff and I undertake independent study in both small and large animal therapies, including myofascial release, joint mobilisation, canine first aid, Tellington T-Touch and dog behaviour and training.

Alongside this I take part in independent training courses with my Spanish “love of my life” rescue dog, to learn tricks and techniques which benefit the mental stimulation and health of rehabilitation patients I treat, and I volunteer for a number of charities including the Riding for the Disabled Association with their Carriage Driving team https://www.rda.org.uk/. I am a regular attendee of Fitzpatrick Referral’s (Supervet) CPD, RVC Equine lectures, and Jason Webb Your Horsemanship, in order to keep up to date with current and cutting-edge practice, and I strive to support local, like-minded small businesses.

Geoff Sharp BSc, PGDip, MSc, MIRVAP, IMDT

Physiotherapist, Trainer and Behaviourist with a passion for the welfare of animals, Geoff is also a graduate of the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and specialises in working with canine patients with both orthopaedic and neurological injuries.

After spending many years working in the field of human physiotherapy and rehabilitation and working with therapy dogs he was inspired to gain the skills to be a dog trainer and behaviourist. Following the success of his dog training school he decided to go full circle and complete his training as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and has gained an excellent reputation with veterinary surgeons, hydrotherapy centres, dog walkers and groomers as well as loving owners, for being compassionate, knowledgeable, approachable and immeasurably improving the quality of life of his patients.

Geoff is a proud member of several professional bodies including the Dog Training Collage (DTC) the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP). Geoff and I work closely together as Kent Animal Physio teammates, but Geoff also has an independent business TLC Vet Physio. Visit his website https://www.tlcvetphysio.com/ for more information on Geoff and his work in the field of animal care.