All Paws & Equine Vet Physio is run by Louise Robinson. A fully insured, NAVP and AHPR accredited Veterinary Physiotherapist. Louise qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist by completing a BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy degree at Harper Adams University. All Paws & Equine Vet Physio has a physiotherapy clinic for small animals based in Bridgnorth; however, home visits can be arranged.
“My interest in veterinary physiotherapy began many years ago when my own horse was diagnosed with Impinging Dorsal Spinous Processes (IDSP) commonly known as kissing spine. I was fascinated by the rehabilitation process and was delighted that physiotherapy enabled me to continue riding him for several years following diagnosis. This inspired me to reassess my own career path and began searching for my dream job of working in the veterinary sector. I was delighted to be offered a receptionist/animal handler position at a small animal veterinary practice. Alongside my job I also completed an equine and canine massage course and a equine science diploma; achieving a distinction. Through my job I also completed an advanced level apprenticeship in customer services in the business sector.
During my four years working in a veterinary practice my passion for learning and helping animals grew. When my own dog was diagnosed with hip dysplasia I knew physiotherapy was the path I wanted to take. Prior to university I undertook an Access to Higher Education course in science. During my degree I spent 6 months of a placement year at a hydrotherapy centre where I received invaluable hands on experience. I also completed a saddle fitting course with The Saddle Company.
Outside of work I love spending time with my animals and my daughter. I currently own a young horse who is coming along nicely, my old retired boy (who greatly benefits from physiotherapy) and my daughters very cheeky Shetland pony. I also enjoy attending agility classes with my collie and am keen to get more involved in the rehabilitation of sporting dogs".