Hello, I'm Nancy and I am a fully qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist based in Hornchurch, Essex. From a young age I knew I wanted a job that involved working with animals, and when I saw the opportunity to train as a Veterinary Physiotherapist, I knew I had to go for it!
The industry is fairly new and training routes are varied and still developing, but I chose to complete an Integrated Masters at Writtle University College. This meant that compared to the original route - train to be a human physio first, then convert to animals - I trained solely with animals for 4 years. Over the course of my training I studied a range of topics including anatomy, biomechanics, and rehabilitation, which all led to a high level of competency when assessing and treating animals.
I graduated in September 2018, and since then I have been building my little business. In my private work, I offer a mobile service, visiting animals in their home environment. As well as this, I am a Lecturer on the Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Writtle University College, and being able to share my experiences working in the industry with future therapists is very rewarding. I also run weekly physio clinics at Moredge Canine Rehabilitation Centre, where I have built close bonds, working alongside hydrotherapists to offer land based therapies to new and existing clients.
I am fully insured and a member of RAMP (Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners), which aims to help owners find therapists local to them, that can offer a gold standard of treatment. As part of my membership I complete 25 hours of CPD per year to ensure I am up to date with developments in the industry, and to broaden my treatment scope. As a Veterinary Physiotherapist I work under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, meaning that before I can begin treatment I must receive approval from the relevant vet. For more information on this process, and what my appointments involve please visit the 'Services' page.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with and walking my dog, Buzz, and I like to read and play netball. In the future I look forward to the business growing and the opportunity to treat more lovely animals. My long term goal would be to open my own premises to offer treatment, alongside my mobile services.