ABOUT METitle. Double click me.
I have always loved animals and was lucky enough to grow-up with horses and dogs being very much a part of family life.
My main passion in life has always been horses and as soon as I left school I went to Lackham Agricultural College to train/study for my British Horse Society exams, later going on to work with, own and compete horses, before deciding to pursue a career within the field of Veterinary Healthcare.
When researching how to become a Veterinary Physiotherapist, it became apparent that anyone can actually call themselves a Veterinary Physiotherapist because the title isn't protected. In the field of Human Healthcare, only those who have undertaken a BSc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy are allowed to call themselves Physiotherapists. So, armed with this knowledge, I completed an Access Course to gain the necessary entry qualifications to enroll on a Physiotherapy Degree Programme at the University of the West of England. Three years later I qualified as a Physiotherapist and started working for the NHS in Physiotherapy Outpatients, Community and Ward settings. Having achieved this I was then accepted onto the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Hartpury College, which is one of only two courses in the country approved by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT). Only qualified human Physiotherapists are accepted on to the course and only Veterinary Physiotherapists who are registered Catagory A, ACPAT members are both Chartered Physiotherapists and Veterinary Physiotherapists.
I am therefore very proud to be able to call myself both a Chartered Physiotherapist, and a Veterinary Physiotherapist.