Catriona Goulding. Carnoustie, Scotland.
'Having trained with TCAP I now have a very busy life maintaining and rehabilitating animals throughout Scotland and Northern England. The course at TCAP was excellent. The course notes are informative and understandable. The coursework helped enormously to ensure my understanding of each subject. Each module was also interlinked so that I felt that as I completed the course I had a broad understanding of animal physiotherapy. The practical days were informative, varied and fun. The hands-on approach ensured confidence in handling the equipment, a variety of horses and their owners.The team at TCAP have been fully supportive, friendly and approachable throughout the whole course and since qualifying this has continued. I felt this was an invaluable asset to TCAP and can wholeheartedly recommend the course offered at TCAP to anyone who wants to fulfil a career in animal physiotherapy.'
Donna Wills. Berkshire.
Animal physiotherapist. Harrods. www.animalphysiotherapy.org.uk.
'Since doing the course in 2004-2005, I have been able to open a very successful company 'Animal Physiotherapy Ltd'. Having passed the course with distinction, I set out to approach vets and offer my new service. In 2009 I went full time with my company and have not looked back since. This extension of my veterinary nursing career is highly rewarding. '
Hannah Ashton. Gloucestershire.
Cotswold Horse and Hound Physiotherapy. www.chhp.co.uk.
'Having completed a degree in Animal Science and worked within the veterinary sector, finding myself in the world of recruitment was far from satisfying. After years of turmoil I took the very scary step of leaving my 'safer' career and following my passion.
As I contemplated which career path to follow, I came across the website for 'The College of Animal Physiotherapy' and have never looked back.
The interview process was welcoming, informative and very open. After meeting the team I knew it was the right move for me. Obviously it was a two way interview but luckily Fred and Katie believed I was right to begin the course.
I managed to complete the course in 15 months, juggling two part time jobs with assignments and practical days, but the hard work and commitment was definitely worth it. The practical days were fantastic. Not only did they provide a platform for learning the trade, but gave me the opportunity to meet like minded students, pick the brains of the tutors and exchange experiences and assignment difficulties. Outside of the practical days, the tutors were always at the end of the phone or email to give help and advice.
Since completing the course, building my own business has been challenging but hugely rewarding, and the tutors have remained at the end of the phone and have been very encouraging even though I am no longer a student.
Tina Enders. Oxfordshire.
Cotswold Animal Physio. www.cotswoldanimalphysio.co.uk.
'I signed up with The College of Animal Physiotherapy after a lot of research with other colleges, deciding that TCAP could offer me everything I required to study Animal Physiotherapy.
I was not disappointed. They offered a positive and supportive teaching environment, with wonderful practical days where there was plenty of hands on experience, with excellent support from the tutors on all levels whenever needed. Fellow students, as well as Katie and Fred, have become firm friends as well as an additional support network.
Now working for myself, I go to work with a smile on my face anticipating the day ahead of me. I come home with just as big a smile knowing how I've contributed to the wellbeing and comfort of a patient with the expertise I have gained from the college.
I would recommend The College of Animal Physiotherapy to anyone without hesitation.'
Alice Ward. Surrey.
Award Equine Physio. www.awardequinephysio.co.uk.
'Fred and Katie are fantastic tutors that supported me throughout the course. The diploma is a fantastic way to become a qualified animal physio. The course is well structured, with brilliant feedback, and is overall very enjoyable. I met many friends on the course who I am still in touch with after qualifying.
The practical days were fun, gave me confidence and at the same time were great learning resources.'
Di Lavelle. Somerset.
'I thoroughly enjoyed my animal physiotherapy course, but most of all I feel confident in my ability as a practitioner.
Natasha Lotter. South Africa.
'Your enthusiasm and assistance does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. There really are few courses with such support, standard and quality'.
'I enrolled on the animal physiotherapy course in 2003. Not only did it give me an in-depth knowledge of physiotherapy but it was great fun! On completion I started my own physiotherapy business which has grown to be very successful. I treat both horses and dogs and work closely with several local vets. I would thoroughly recommend The College of Animal Physiotherapy.'
Julie Moss. Lancashire.
Animal physiotherapy is a big subject so distance learning allowed me to take my time over the different sections of it and do extra reading to support my knowlege. All the therapists on the practical days went out of their way to organise the day to help us learn, with lots of chances for hands on practice. They all made us feel very welcome.
Norma Pearson. Sussex.
South Coast Animal Massage and Physiotherapy. www.scamp-physio.co.uk.
I initially chose to study with The College of Animal Physiotherapy as the course was well accredited and there was the chance to join an international association of therapists at the end, giving me recognition and respect with vets, other health professionals and owners. At the interview I found Fred and Katie to be warm and encouraging, and I learnt new skills even at this early stage.
I have found the Animal Physiotherapy diploma to be both challenging and rewarding. Much hard work is needed to pass each module but Katie's constructive and thorough feedback enabled me to reach the high standard required throughout the course. The practical days were brilliant as they helped me put into practice all the theory that I had learned and gain confidence in my own ability to assess and treat an animal. I loved meeting other students on the course as everyone was from different backgrounds and I learnt a lot from the various skills and experience they brought.
After qualifying in 2011 I am now starting to build my own animal physiotherapy business in Sussex and living the dream! I would like to thank Fred and Katie for all their on-going support and to the tutors for their patience and excellent teaching skills."
Sarah Rudge. West Midlands.
Blacks Veterinary Group. www.blacksvets.co.uk.
I am so glad that I made the decision to develop my career from Veterinary Nurse to Veterinary Physiotherapist. It has opened up a new chapter in my career and I now feel I am able to offer patients a complete physiotherapy and rehabilitation programme from pre to post surgery.
The course is challenging yet enjoyable and I found each module interesting and enjoyed expanding my knowledge. Throughout the course I received support constantly via the College, Katie and Fred primarily but the social aspect of getting to know other graduates and students and developing a support network was invaluable. It is a career that now allows me more flexible hours, professional recognition and great job satisfaction knowing that I am helping the animals to feel so much better.
Nisha Vaja. Milton Keynes.
Paws and Hooves Animal Physiotherapy. www.pawsandhooves.co.uk.
During my final year at university studying animal science I began to think about my future and a career that I would enjoy and one that would be rewarding. After researching many different fields I came across animal physiotherapy and The College of Animal Physiotherapy and started the diploma straight after my degree.
I definitely made the right choice, from the beginning until now; the tutors have been extremely supportive. I really enjoyed the practical days; fun yet very helpful in getting lots of hands on experience. The theory side was great too with informative notes and interesting coursework that assisted in understanding all the principles of physiotherapy.
Since completing the course I have set up my own business; Paws & Hooves Animal Physiotherapy, a challenging but highly rewarding experience that has gone from strength to strength. As well as offering home visits I am currently working from Cherrydown Vets in Basildon once a week and am contacting more practices to offer my services. It has been brilliant to have the support and encouragement of Fred and Katie even after being qualified and good to know they are only a phone call away to ask for advice.
I love going to work to treat my clients and after a few sessions seeing and hearing from their owners that what I do is making such a huge difference in their life.
I would definitely recommend The College of Animal Physiotherapy to anyone with a passion for animals and helping their wellbeing.
Helen Newell. Rickmansworth.
Leaps and Bounds Animal Physiotherapy. www.landbanimalphysio.co.uk.
My experience with The College of Animal Physiotherapy was really rewarding and enjoyable. Fred & Katie were very supportive and it's provided me with the excellent knowledge and confidence to now start my own animal physiotherapy business.
Natalie Walker. Wiltshire, Avon, South Glos, Berks.
Natalie Walker Veterinary Physiotherapist. www.nwvetphysio.co.uk.
I have spent many a year looking around for a course that would allow me to work as an animal physiotherapy practitioner, without having to have studied human physiotherapy first. Then I came accross The College of Animal Physiotherapy and the courses they run. I had looked at quite a few other courses before starting this one, but felt that they were limited in the range of treatments and physiotherapeutic options you would be able to carry out once qualified. I completed the Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy in 18 months and during that time I had fantastic support from all the college staff as well as past students and regional trainers. Fred and Katie are extremely welcoming and friendly and made me feel very settled straight away. The course content is very in depth and has allowed me to develop professional relationships with many vets in my area, who have been impressed with my knowlege of equine anatomy and understanding of clinical conditions. I would happily recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in becoming and animal physiotherapist.
Stephanie Karageorgis. Nicosia, Cyprus.
The idea of studying animal physiotherapy really appealed to me and the course offered by The College of Animal Physiotherapy exceeded my expectations, reconfirming that this is really the right job for me! As an overseas student I can say, without hesitation, that Katie and Fred have been, and continue to be, extremely helpful and supportive. The practical training in the UK was invaluable and it was a pleasure to meet other individulas who share the same passion for animals as I do.
Leanne Seymour. Cambridgeshire.
The Cromwell Veterinary Group. www.cromwellvets.co.uk.
I started out on the course with some trepidation!! It had been a long time since I had been a student. However, the support available and the structure of the course meant I was soon back into the swing of things. The course content is very thorough and the practical days give ample opportunity to put the theory into practice. Now I have reached the end of the course I feel very well prepared to start out my career as an animal physiotherapist. If you are thinking of a career in animal physiotherapy, I cant recommend this course enough.
Shoncee Bani-Sadr. Hampshire and Dorset.
Animal Therapy Ltd. www.animal-therapy.org.uk.
Upon graduating a degree in Equine Science I felt slightly lost with where to go next. Then I came across The College of Animal Physiotherapy. I have always wanted to work in the veterinary industry and loved the fact that I could do this concentrating on the mobility and anatomy of the animal.This course followed my degree very nicely and I learnt endless amounts through the modules and practical days. I studied hard and passed the Diploma in a year and I have now started my company Animal Therapy Ltd. I am enjoying every second of my career and seeing the results of physiotherapy with my clients is the most rewarding feeling, words cant even even describe.
I am now the in house physiotherapist at a vets and a hydrotherapy centre as well as carrying out home visits. Thank you to Katie, Fred and Sherry, and all the other physiotherapists I trained and worked with, you have all given me the knowlege and expertise I needed to begin the career I have always wanted.