I Qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001 from the Royal Veterinary College. I’ve worked at many small animal practices full and part time over the years with a break from nursing to have my children. I became involved in Hydrotherapy in 2002 after my own dog underwent surgery and needed rehabilitation. I saw how much hydrotherapy benefitted my dog both physical and mentally, so decided to learn more and took on a part time role as a hydrotherapist. I left nursing to complete my family but decided to get back involved with hydrotherapy and complete my level 3 certificate (plus underwater treadmill) in hydrotherapy to refresh my knowledge and understanding. Having returned to nursing, I am still as passionate about rehabilitation not only post injury but also to prevent injury, manage pain and increase mental and physical wellbeing. I work along with the ethos shared by Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) educating owners on a multi modal approach to pain management. We are members of IRVAP (The Institute of Registered Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapists) under the sub group ICH (Institiute of Canine Hydrotherapists) and abide by their code of conduct to ensure the safety of myself, Jess, Emily, Nicky and all my patients and owners. This also requires us to continue our professional development and keep up to date with an ever changing industry.
Tammy is a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a keen interest in rehabilitation for dogs and horses! She joins the team at Wren to lend an extra pair of hands and to learn more about Hydrotherapy. She shares her life with her husband Paul and their two little boys Matthew & Liam, Willow the pony and most importantly Tia the working cocker spaniel. Tia is entering her twilight years, and is having regular hydrotherapy and spa treatments to help her feel more comfortable. Its helped her get back to fitness after a recent injury. Although she isn't a fan of the pool, she works hard in the treadmill and is much more confident now! Tammy is currently on maternity leave but you may still see her when she pops in with their new arrival baby Liam!
Jess is a qualified Hydrotherapist and many of you might recognise her from her time at the Animal Health Trust. She has dedicated many years working with animals, starting off cleaning kennels and working her way up to working within the hydrotherapy suite at the Trust. Sadly when it closed its doors in 2020, Jess like many others lost their jobs with short notice. Jess can now be found working part time at Pet Doctors in Burwell as part of the reception team and she joins us at Wren on a Tuesday, Thursday and some Fridays to continue her career and passion for animal rehabilitation. She shares her life with her partner Gareth, baby boy George and their beloved dog Rosie who you might see having hydrotherapy treatment when you visit! Jess is currently away on maternity leave but you may see her when she pops in with their new arrival baby George!
Emily is a fully qualified Level 7 Veterinary Physiotherapist having completed a four-year MSc at Writtle University College. Following her degree, Emily gained accreditation from NAVP, IRVAP and RAMP and undertakes regular continual professional development to stay up to date with scientific advances within the veterinary industry.
Emily uses a combination of manual therapies, electrophysical agents and remedial exercises to design treatment plans bespoke to each patient’s individual needs. She applies rehabilitative physiotherapy to treat a variety of neurological and orthopaedic conditions and enjoys being part of an animal’s full and happy recovery. Emily is also passionate about the use of maintenance and preventative physiotherapy, used to manage lifelong conditions and reduce the incidence of future injury. Through these different aspects of physiotherapy, she has been privileged to work with an array of dogs from much loved family pets and retired greyhounds; to agility athletes and serving police dogs.
Emily has a keen interest in the effects of various physiotherapeutic techniques on animal biomechanics, including the benefits of hydrotherapy and how exercise in water positively influences movement on land. Following this, Emily completed her Level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy qualification accredited by the SEG. She is proud to be part of the team here at Wren, providing a combination physiotherapy and hydrotherapy treatments to optimise rehabilitative outcome.
I am a fully qualified Animal Physiotherapist and Galen Myotherapist and have been treating dogs for the last 10 years. I work with a range of dogs including sporting and competition, elderly dogs suffering mobility issues as well as pre and post-operative care cases. For the last 5 years I have also been working within a rehabilitation centre treating dogs suffering from many conditions, both neurological and orthopaedic. The benefits of physiotherapy and myotherapy are both physical and psychological and are achieved by using individual treatment plans and specific exercises for each dog which are targeted to functionally and therapeutically manage the condition that the dog has and to rehabilitate them after injury, surgery or when managing chronic conditions. I aim to achieve optimal healing results, promoting correct biomechanical function and muscle strength to prevent re-injury. Alongside physiotherapy I use other modalities including 3b Laser therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, myofascial release and phototherapy