Physio Pets is owned and run by Sam Rudd who is a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist,
and member of both the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists
and the Association for the Scientific Study of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapy.
Sam’s background is in Canine Remedial Massage, Human Massage Therapy and Canine Hydrotherapy. She holds a Diploma in Canine Remedial Massage from the Institute of Complementary Animal Therapists (ICAT), and a Diploma in Human Massage Therapy. Sam has completed a BSc (Hons) at Nottingham Trent University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy, and is currently writing a research project to attain her MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy.
Even though Sam has both owned and worked with horses, dogs and a variety of other animals over the years, she does have a keen interest in the rehabilitation of canine athletes. This prompted her to complete a Canine Sports Medicine course and examination through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI).
Her experience with dogs has given Sam an eye for canine conformation and movement.
She owns 3 dogs and is an active member of a flyball club with whom she competes regularly, she is also a member of a local agility club and can appreciate the physical demands placed on the body of the canine athlete.
Sam regularly participates in CPD events, she subscribes to the main veterinary and physiotherapy journals, and is also an Associate member of the BVNA.