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.
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, entitled Practical Physiotherapy for Small Animal Practice.
Dave and his wife, Lorna, share their lives with their three dogs, Spud, Sprout and Dandelion, plus their six cats and 15 hens.
Vicky graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010. She spent several years in mixed practice in Wales, before moving to Cheshire to work in small animal practice. Vicky completed the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists foundation, geriatric patients & sports medicine courses. She is in the final stages of completing the Canine Rehabilitation Institute’s Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist qualification. Vicky spends her free time training and competing in agility & flyball competitions with her Crossbreed, Dexter & Border Collie, Dot.
Lizzie has worked in small animal practice since 2007 and qualified as an RVN in 2013. Lizzie worked in first opinion practice until 2015, when she came to work at Physio-Vet to focus on arthritis management and post-operative rehabilitation. Lizzie is passionate about her job and finds most aspects of small animal medicine interesting. Furthermore, Lizzie has a special interest in nutrition; particularly weight management and the relationship between nutrition and medical conditions of the dog and cat. She is working towards a certificate in small animal nutrition. At home, Lizzie and her husband are kept busy with their two young children, and their much loved cats; Tilly and Moo. Lizzie also enjoys keeping fit.
Avril is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Registered Equine Nurse. After qualifying in 2000 Avril moved into the equine sector where she worked at a busy hospital as Head Nurse for 10 years. She has been part of the physio-vet team since 2016. Avril works with the patients, treating them on the rehab side, also advising on the training aspects of the patients’ home exercise programme. She is currently working towards the Canine Rehabilitation Institute qualification (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse).
Avril owns 5 dogs and has a real passion for dog training and the sport of Agility! This all began with her first rescue terrier ‘Ellie’ who is now 12 years old and happily retired. Despite each of Avril’s dogs coming with a host of training challenges, she took each on to compete at Kennel Club level.
In her spare time she enjoys competing and training her 2 young cocker spaniels, plus enjoying long walks with her canine family.
Julie passed to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2013. She assists with CT scans and surgical procedures at clinic. Her interest and experience is with anaesthetic and patient care, assisting a patient safely though their surgical procedure. Julie has a keen interest in X-ray imaging and also loves diagnostic work, she says, anything that involves looking down a microscope!
Julie recently joined the Physio-Vet team and is learning about the physio and rehabilitation side, linking this seamlessly to the surgical cases that she has been involved in. She finds this rehab process, a very rewarding element of her job, to get the patients back to their full potential and achieving the level of fitness that keeps them mobile after surgery! Julie shares her life with her two beautiful cats, including Tilly Trotter pictured here with Julie! Outside of work, she enjoys craft work and visiting craft shows.
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. Carly also works in Animal Assisted Therapy, supporting children in schools. She owns two mix breed terriers, Misty and Eddy and a young working cocker called Pixie. Carly also has a cheeky pony ‘Moose’.
Stephanie has worked in small animal practice since she was 18 qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in 2012. She has a keen interest in anaesthesia, neurology and rehabilitation. She has worked in multidisciplinary referral centres throughout her career.
She has recently passed her certificate in Emergency Critical Care.
Outside of work she enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her family.
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.