The College of Animal Physiotherapy


Sherry Scott MBE - President

Sherry Scott

Sherry Scott MBE 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.

Fred Lawrence

Accredited trainers

Catriona Goulding

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.

Catriona Goulding

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.

Liz Tyrell

Hannah Ashton

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.

Hannah Ashton

Kate Clapperton

Kate is a qualified level 3 Hydrotherapist and Physiotherapist and operates from her clinic Muppets Canine Therapy in Sheffield. As well as providing hydrotherapy treatment to the small animal clients of around 30 Veterinary practices ranging from Chesterfield to Holmfirth, she also runs Fit Four Paws from the same clinic which provides therapy to working and sporting dogs and allows her to utilise more of the Physiotherapy treatments she has developed since qualifying with TCAP. She is also a level 4 Human Sports Massage therapist, Level 3 Canine Massage therapist, Canine behaviourist and Obedience and Agility trainer. The clinic is very busy but on her days off Kate can be found either teaching agility or competing her own dogs at a top level.

Kate Clapperton

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 200 students worldwide.

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