Our Team

We are passionate about improving the quality of your pet. We are renowned across the world for our work, and we aim to create an environment where your pet is relaxed & comfortable. We offer a range of treatments that will enhance the work done by vets, and also keep your pet healthy and happy. We would love to welcome you & your pet to our clinic soon.

David Prydie

BVMS, CertSAO, CCRT, MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Advance Practitioner in Small Animal Orthopaedics

David graduated from Glasgow veterinary school in 1981 and obtained his certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1991. David has worked in first opinion and orthopaedic referral practice throughout the UK. In 2009 David obtained his Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation from The Canine Rehabilitation Institute in the USA. He currently owns and runs Physio-Vet, a dedicated small animal physiotherapy practice in Cheshire, UK. David has lectured on animal rehabilitation and physiotherapy at many national and international conferences. David’s particular interests are canine sports medicine and the management of chronic musculoskeletal diseases such as canine osteoarthritis and degenerative myelopathies. In 2015 David co-authored a book with Isobel, entitled Practical Physiotherapy for Small Animal Practice.

Isobel Foden

BSc (Hons,) MSc, ACPAT (Cat A)

Isobel graduated in physiotherapy in 2003 from Sheffield Hallam University. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist and has many years’ experience as a human physiotherapist. She has her own human physiotherapy practice specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In 2009 she completed her MSc in Animal Physiotherapy from the Royal Vet College, London. She has worked at Physio-Vet since it’s opening. Her special interests are proprioceptive retraining, orthotic and splinting devices and functional rehabilitation for small animals.

She is a category A member of ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy.)

Lydia Critchlow

MSc Hons, BSc Hon

Lydia is a McTimoney Animal Therapist and treats both horses and dogs using the McTimoney technique. Dog training is her passion and she is a qualified APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) member and owns and manages a dog training club in Sandbach, DIG IT DTC. She is qualified to judge at UKA shows and manages several UKA and unaffiliated DIG IT DOGS Shows. Agility and positive dog training are Lydia’s passions and she currently works ‘Red’ a very lovable red and white Border Collie (Grade 6), an Australian Kelpie called ‘Teak’ and her latest addition a Working Cocker Spaniel called ‘Freddie’ who is also grade 6. Lydia has not only a BSc, but also an MSc in McTimoney and for her MSc thesis studied “The effects of tactile stimulation of the fore and hind limb kinematics of agility dogs during a jump sequence.”

Elizabeth Thundercliffe


Lizzie got a BSc in Psychology before starting her career in Veterinary Nursing, she spent many years in general veterinary practice qualifying as a RVN in 2013, before coming to work at Physio-Vet; where she assists with running the practice, writing articles and sorting the insurance forms. Lizzie especially enjoys weight clinics and feline care. Lizzie has two beautiful cats, Tilly and Milo. Outside of work Lizzie enjoys spending time with her little girl, husband, and keeping fit.

Carly McCarthy


Carly has worked in veterinary practice since she was 18, qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012. Carly is passionate about weight management and supporting dogs rehab. She enjoys positive dog training, especially helping children to have a positive relationship with their dogs through her Dog Training 4 kids business. She owns two mix breed terriers, Misty, who enjoys agility and Eddy, who loves therapy work. Carly also has a cheeky pony ‘Moose’.

Our Clinic

We are proud to be one of the world leading facilities for animal physiotherapy & surgical treatments. Our clinic is full of the latest technology, and we are pleased to offer treatments including an underwater treadmill, water hydrotherapy tank, land treadmill, acupuncture, shockwave, ultrasound and laser therapy, which will aid the healing process. We also offer stem cells, regenerative medicine, arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery as well as state of the art CT scanner and surgical equipment.

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