Physiotherapists

Joanne Boddy

Joanne Boddy

I have a background in animal welfare having worked for the RCPCA, Cats Protection and HAPPA. In order to be an animal physiotherapist I first of all completed my human physiotherapy degree in 1999. I gained a varied and solid grounding in all areas on Human Physiotherapy before specialising in the neuromusculoskeletal field and then completing my animal physiotherapy training in 2003. 

Since then I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing clinicians and inspiring animal patients and have built up a large amount of experience in treating cats and dogs. I particularly enjoy treating spinal problems and also am fascinated by neurological problems in cats. I get a large amount of satisfaction from calming nervous patients and by empowering people to help their animal companions recover from illness.

I lecture on Veterinary Physiotherapy and teach clinical skills to Veterinary Physiotherapy students. I have slowly built up my team and feel we work together well, offering between us a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience which enables us to provide a high level of care.

Kathryn

Kathryn achieved a BSc Hons Physiotherapy in 2007 from the University of Hertfordshire. She has since worked for a variety of NHS healthcare trusts, with her main area of interest being functional rehabilitation following injury or illness.

Kathryn has always had a passion for animals and went on to obtain her MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy and qualified as a Cat A ACPAT Physiotherapist from the Hartpury University Centre in 2017. 

Kathryn finds working with dogs and cats, especially in their home where they are at their most comfortable, extremely rewarding. Along-side working for Joanne Boddy Kathryn works at a busy Veterinary Orthopedic and Neurology referral practice working with small animals in the acute stages following injury or surgery. 

Kathryn’s aim is to deliver professional client-centered rehabilitation with the goal of maximising recovery and quality of life. 

Becky

Becky

Becky qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Southampton University in 2015. She went on to complete a Post-graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Hartpury University, to become an ACPAT category A Physiotherapist. Throughout this training, Becky was lucking enough to have the opportunity to work alongside a variety of experienced clinicians, gaining a range of skills which she is able to use with her four- legged patients.

Since qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist Becky has worked across many areas, including orthopaedic, medical and community teams, before specialising as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She now enjoys treating both canine and equine patients, alongside her work in the NHS. Becky is keen on staying up to date with the latest research into Veterinary Physiotherapy to ensure that the treatments she provides are of the best quality.

Having grown up being involved with horses and dogs, Becky enjoys spending her weekends out at local equestrian shows with her share horse, where they compete in hunter trials, show jumping and one day events. 

Ellie Roland

Ellie Roland

Ellie qualified as a chartered physiotherapist, obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2005, and over the last 9 years she has worked in a variety of specialities within human physiotherapy both in the NHS and in private practice including orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatients, elite sports and paediatrics.

In 2010 she achieved her MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the Royal Veterinary College.

Ellie has had a variety of animals in her life including cats, dogs and horses. She has enjoyed competing as an individual at eventing, hunter trials, showjumping and as part of a team in team chases. Ellie is keen to provide every animal with the very best care and treatment.

Ed Baker

Ed Baker

Ed is a physiotherapist with 5 years experience in human musculoskeletal therapy. He completed his Post graduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011.

Ed enjoys treating equine, canine and human patients, his enjoyment in these areas stems from growing up with working dogs and horses as a child, and working as a cowboy in Australia. He also has experience in treating footballers at Watford FC, athletes at UK athletics, and ballet dancers at the Central School of Ballet.

Currently studying for a MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy, Ed loves treating animals and the satisfaction he gets from rehabilitating dogs, cats and horses is huge.