BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapist
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I grew up in the Warwickshire countryside on a farm surrounded by cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. Now my partner and I have a small flock of 10 Lleyn sheep and a working cocker spaniel to keep us on our toes. For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about improving the health and well-being of animals, which is why I was drawn to a career in veterinary physiotherapy.
Prior to university I undertook an animal management diploma at Moreton Morrell College in which I achieved a triple distinction. This diploma gave me practical experience with a large variety of animals, both large and small and a thorough understanding of routine management systems. It also secured me a place at Harper Adams University where, in 2018, I gained a bachelor of science degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy with first class honours.
During my degree I undertook a year-long placement, six months of which I spent at a small animal orthopaedic referral practice where I assisted nurses with the immediate post-operative management of orthopaedic and spinal patients and assisted the veterinary physiotherapist in the long term post-operative rehabilitation of these patients. The other six months I spent at a national hunt racing and rehabilitation yard, where I gained valuable hands on experience with equine athletes and an interest in the use of physiotherapy for improving performance. I am passionate about providing animals with the best possible chance to thrive, whether that is by optimising and accelerating recovery from injury and disease or by improving athletic performance and I believe in always treating each animal as an individual.