Karen began her career as a small animal veterinary nurse where she gained 18 years experience of working with animals. Her passion was always in surgical nursing and watching animals go through more and more advanced procedures ignited Karen's interest in the rehabilitation of these animals. It was from here that her interest in veterinary physiotherapy began.
Karen qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist in 2013 after successfully completing the Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training (CEPT) course which is accredited by the University of Middlesex.
Since qualifying Karen has gone on to achieve her clinical educator certificate and is now involved with the tutoring of practical sessions on the CEPT course for student veterinary physiotherapists. Karen's area of interest is small animal rehabilitation, however equine patients can also be treated. Physiotherapy service's are available to animals in the Sheffield, Rotherham and North East Derbyshire areas.
18 years experience working with animals
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What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease (DJD) as it is also known, is a very common condition with 30-50% of animals being affected during their lifetime. Sadly it is also one of the most untreated problems, particularly in the feline population, as it can unfortunately be considered a fact of life when[…]
When I tell people what I do for a living I get a lot of surprised faces looking back at me saying ‘physiotherapy…….for animals?’ its just something that many people don’t hear about I guess. Physiotherapy is commonplace in human medicine and rightfully so. When people suffer from injury or disease the best service is[…]
Exercise is an important part of our dogs daily routine and provides them with both physical and mental stimulation, but exercise doesn’t just have to be a run around the park. Physiotherapy is a great way of increasing muscular strength and can be of benefit to all dogs, not only those recovering from injury or[…]
I started my career as a small animal veterinary nurse, a job I have always loved. I had a particular love for surgical nursing and everything that encompasses – from pain relief to anaesthesia and ensuring a high standard of animal care was important to me. Understanding behaviour is essential for working safely with animals,[…]