BSc (Hons) MSc MCSP MNAVP
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.
Finally, I attained my MSc in veterinary physiotherapy at Writtle University College in 2019. My work is now split between time in the NHS and treating animals
When not working, I'm usually found outside spending time with my animals; my two horses Lizzie and Ruby, Dolly the dog and Smeagol our Sphynx cat who comes on lots of adventures with us! I also have an art business 'Poppits' on the side doing sculptures and illustrations of pets.