Fully Insured & a Member of The BVNA, NAVP & RAMP
DipHydro RVN CCBW MNAVP RAMP
I Live in West Sussex with my family, our elderly Border terrier Bracken, Bruce the working cocker, 2 rabbits & a crazy black cat called Simon!
I have worked with animals all my life, I started out as a bird park keeper. From caring and basic nursing of the variety of birds at the park, I decided nursing and care was where I wanted to be and have worked my way up to a career in small animal rehabilitation.
I have been in the Veterinary industry for over 20 years, as a registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) and member of the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA). Most of my career has been spent within Orthopedic and neurological Referral Centres, and now in a first opinion practice in Surrey.
Working and caring for animals, in the Referral Centres is where my love of rehabilitation began. I have seen many patients treated for a number of conditions and I have felt that there is often more we can do to improve and hasten their recovery.
I decided that I wanted to train as a Physiotherapist and specialise in Small animal rehabilitation. I underwent my training over 10 years ago and am a recognised member of the NAVP (National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists) and RAMP (the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners).
For the past few years I have also been teaching part time at Writtle University College (Essex) on their MVetPhys & Msc Veterinary Physiotherapy courses. I lecture on the canine side, for hydrotherapy and advanced therapeutic techniques.
I undertaken my Level 3 Diploma in small animal hydrotherapy. This gives me another 'tool' in my box to allow me to cover more aspects of patient rehabilitation.
I have also qualified as a Canine Body worker through the Caninology course. I will now be able to offer massage therapy sessions. This can be used as a routine massage to assist in managing the elderly patient, general comfort of your pet to ensure they are supple and able to manage their daily tasks or pre/post competition & working dog preparation and management.