Sherry Scott - President
Sherry Scott president of The College of Animal Physiotherapy and The International Association of Animal Physiotherapists (IAAT), is one of the pioneers of physiotherapy for animals. She has been an animal physiotherapist for over 35-years and still provides the highest service to many vets.
Sherry will deliver physiotherapy to any animal that requires her services. It is not unknown for elephants, giraffes, bulls, pigs and parrots just to mention a few to be dropped into a normal days work. Sherry has assisted horses such as the famous Sefton and Tigre back to comfort and performance. Many horses and dogs on the circuit today rely on her services as part of their preparation and maintenance. Click here for more on our history.
Fred Lawrence – Managing Director
Fred is head of equine training at the College and also works on the production and development of physiotherapy equipment. From a very young age he has ridden and competed horses and always followed his mothers interest in animal physiotherapy. As a professional show jumper he travelled and competed around Europe. In 1985 Fred joined the company and continued his travels across Europe focussing on the development of new therapy facilities. Fred is also a trained and experienced equine dentist.
Katie Lawrence – Director, company secretary
Katie is a director and saddle fitting advisor at The College of Animal Physiotherapy. Katie undertook her physiotherapy training with Sherry Scott in 2001 and at the same time completed her saddle fitting training with Ken Lyndon-Dykes. Katie combined saddle fitting and animal physiotherapy focussing on remedial cases and improving performance. Katie has been running her family livery yard since 1996 and has ridden and competed horses all her life.
Fay originally began her equine career by training as a BHS AI instructor. Her career then developed in to the field of medical equipment. In 2003 Fay retrained as an animal physiotherapist with The College of Animal Physiotherapy and has since set up a successful animal physiotherapy business based in Hampshire – Equine and Canine Physiotherapy.
Based in Carnoustie, Scotland Catriona has a vast amount of experience with horses. Catriona completed an Equine science degree at Hartpury followed by an ITEC diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage. In addition Catriona has an ITEC Diploma in Equine massage and a Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy. Catriona travels across Scotland and Northern England providing physiotherapy for animals as well as working as a BHS instructor.
Liz Tyrell – Asprey
Liz's career is deeply rooted in human and animal wellbeing. Liz has had 10 years of experience in remedial and deep tissue massage for humans and furthered her career by qualifying and practising as a veterinary nurse for six years. Liz undertook her animal physiotherapy training with TCAP and is also a qualified canine massage therapist. Liz runs animalphyz from her base near Frome in Somerset.
Lee has a huge passion for dogs and initially began his physiotherapy career back in 2000 when he set up his own hydrotherapy centre for canines. Wishing to extend his knowledge further, Lee graduated from The College of Animal Physiotherapy in 2005. Lee and his wife Carol are co founders of The Canine Hydrotherapy Association and run their canine hydrotherapy and physiotherapy business, Woof n Water in Birmingham.
Hannah began her career by completing an Animal Science degree which led her in to veterinary nursing for both horses and dogs. Hannah's work in rehabilitation has gained her invaluable experience with high performance competition horses, in particular dressage and racehorses. Hannah's move in to animal physiotherapy was facilitated by her passion to retrain and rehabilitate ex-racehorses and this is what she successfully continues to do today as well as treat other animals across the Cotswolds. Hannah runs Cotswold Horse and Hound Physiotherapy.
Donna's career originates in veterinary nursing which she has practiced for over twelve years. Donna studied with TCAP in 2004 and has since set up her own animal physiotherapy company. Donna recently became an ‘in house' animal physiotherapist for Harrods – the first of its kind! Donna has appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh show and Daybreak to promote the beneficial and remedial effects of animal physiotherapy
Rose runs our training base for students in the southern hemisphere. A BHS intermediate instructor and vet nurse Rose has worked with animals all her life. Rose has instructed for the pony club, riding clubs and the rising for the disabled association (county instructor). After working at Millfield School as yard manager for 10 years Rose trained with The College of Animal Physiotherapy in 2003 and subsequently set up turnaround animal physiotherapy in Somerset. Rose ran her business for 4 years before relocating to Paihia in New Zealand.
Sue Ainsworth Taylor
Sue trained with us in the UK in the early 1990's and now operates our training base in South Africa. The majority of Sues work is based around rehabilitation of race horses.
Life as an Animal Physiotherapist
Life as an Animal Physiotherapist involves working under Veterinary referral to provide treatment and rehabilitation for animals. Animal Physiotherapy is an exciting and rewarding career. The most essential requirement is that you have a natural affinity with animals. find out more
Why Train with Us?
We are the original route of training for animal physiotherapy. In the past couple of years, some new courses have come to the market. So why should you choose to train with us? find out more
We currently have over 70 students worldwide.