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I am a Veterinary Physiotherapist and Chartered (human) Physiotherapist living in Hampshire. I grew up around a menagerie of animals, smelling of the sweet perfume of horses, fighting the dead-weight of snoring, dreaming canines on the duvet, and clearing cats from the kitchen table to eat breakfast.
Following my love of animals I attended Sparsholt College and completed a National Diploma in Animal Management. After having an Equine Bodyworker to treat my then problem horse and seeing the tremendous effect her work had on relieving her pain, I decided I wanted to channel my studies into rehabilitation and pursue a career promoting the welfare of animals.
When my grandmother needed to have Physiotherapy on her broken shoulder, I watched the physiotherapist working and continued going through her exercise programme. The rewards I felt from seeing her achieve an increase in range of movement and pain reducing widened my eyes to the effects of physiotherapy.
Following this, I attended Barton Peveril College to achieve the Science grades needed to complete a BSc in Physiotherapy, which I went on to do at The University of Southampton. From there I became a Chartered Physiotherapist, and have spent time working in the community and within the acute team of a hospital, as well as doing voluntary work in Sri Lanka.
I now work Monday-Thursday for the NHS and I also own a small business "Poppits", making clay replicas of peoples pets which has taken off and keeps me extremely busy. As my degree is integrated, over the next year I will be working on my dissertation which will award me the full Masters Degree, whilst working as a veterinary physiotherapist under a PgDip award.