After many years of working predominantly in business and marketing, and also within general management of a successful wild animal park, I was fortunate to be accepted onto the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, Veterinary Physiotherapy Post Graduate course, from which after 2 years of hard study I successfully graduated with Distinction.
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 a multitude of other species including birds, reptiles and other small creatures. This love of helping and drive to improve 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 my Veterinary Physiotherapy continuous, reflective learning, each year I undertake independent study in both small and large animal therapies, including attending courses such as myofascial release and 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 rescue dog, to learn tricks and techniques which benefit the mental stimulation and health of rehabilitation patients I treat.
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 like to support local, like-minded small businesses.
I am pleased to be a member of IRVAP – the Institute and Register of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists.