So you want to be a Veterinary Physiotherapist?

Veterinary Physiotherapy is a relatively young profession.

The route you take to qualify may depend on your age and stage of education, and level of qualification you want to achieve.

There are a variety of standards of courses now available, so do your research to ensure you are going to take a course that will enable you to practice safely, confidently and with the trust of your referring veterinary surgeons.

Whichever route you take, ensure the course is accredited by an appropriate professional body such as the Animal Health Professions' Register (AHPR) or the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).

Work experience

The best way to see if it's the career for you is to shadow a Veterinary Physiotherapist. As people work in such different ways, the more experience you can get the better. Veterinary Physiotherapists are often self employed and very busy people, working in environments with an element of risk and unpredictability. You will need to act in a professional manner and be aware of health and safety at all times to protect yourself, the Veterinary Physiotherapist, animals, owners and spectators.

A limited number of shadowing opportunities are available with Brize Veterinary Physiotherapy. If you would like to arrange a placement, please email with a CV and letter of motivation outlining your experience and suitability for the placement, and the contact details of two referees who can vouch for your suitability.