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About Me

Journey to becoming a Veterinary Physiotherapist

Hello, I'm Kimberley and this is my journey to my dream job. My love for animals started at a very young age having grown up on a farm and had horses all my life. I have always been competitive and worked my way up through Pony Club to BE junior squad teams competing and producing horses for fun up to BE intermediate.

 

During and after school, I worked for multiple yards in varying disciplines, competition centres and 5* eventers up to head girl and competition groom roles. This gained me huge experience and knowledge in the complete care of a range of horses. I then went to study Animal Science BSc at the University of Nottingham whilst eventing my horse of a life time Stan and continuing as a Freelance Groom with experience right up to 5* and Championship level.

At this time I decided to pursue a career in Veterinary Physiotherapy as the perfect combination of science and hands-on work within the industry. I qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist after completing the Level 7 Advanced Certificate degree with the Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training (CEPT) at the University of Nottingham. This route enabled me to register with The Institute of Registered Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP) and Performance Animal Science was set up in 2017.

About Kimberley
In Summary

Based near Faringdon, I cover home & yard visits to most of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Berkshire, as well as treating at national and international competitions and events.

 

  • Fully qualified and insured Veterinary Physiotherapist

  • INDIBA Certified Practitioner providing radiofrequency therapy treatments

  • Member of the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists IRVAP(VP)

  • FEI Permitted Equine Therapist - accredited to treat at international events worldwide

  • Creator & distributor of Equine Training Bands resistance band system

PAP offers a bespoke physiotherapy service, specialising in equine performance and pain management, as well as injury rehabilitation for elite and leisure horses. We use an extensive assessment and hands-on treatment approach, as well as utilising evidence-based electro therapies.  

Kimberley has a wealth of experience supporting riders and their horses right to up the highest levels of competition. FEI accredited, she has supported her clients and worked at Olympic Games, World and European Championships, and events up to 5*. 

Kim was lucky enough to travel over to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics and has several clients already qualified for Paris Olympics.

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