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Amy Shorrock BSc (Hons)

Advanced Rehabilitation Practitioner, Hydrotherapist and Company Director

 

ABC Level 5 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

ABC Level 3 in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

Qualified Canine Sport Massage Therapist

Qualified Animal Nursing Assistant

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Canine First Aider

Training towards the Canine Conditioning Academy Instructor qualification

 

NARCH, CHA, IRVAP and BVNA member

“I have been an animal lover all my life, and knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals. Once I had finished my A-levels I went to study my degree at Bishop Burton College, from there I worked at Myerscough Veterinary Group as their Night Nursing Assistant. From the onset of my nursing work I realised I have a keen interest in rehabilitation. My interest in rehab was fuelled further when Dylan my dog became ill with a spinal condition and needed hydrotherapy. Since then I have been working within the animal rehabilitation sector and have continued my education”.

I achieved my Level 3 certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals in 2014 with qualifications in:

  • Management of medical conditions in hydrotherapy
  • Management of common orthopaedic conditions in hydrotherapy
  • Administering hydrotherapy treatment in small animals
  • Assessing and checking an animals suitability for hydrotherapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology for small animals
  • Small animal first aid
  • Water management
  • Professional practice and principles of hydrotherapy

Animal rehabilitation is a fast growing industry with research and veterinary treatment continually advancing, it is vital for hydrotherapists to keep up to date with current practice. I am one of only 6 people in the UK to of achieved  my level 5 Small Animal Hydrotherapy Diploma, which is currently the highest hydrotherapy qualification. As well as regularly attending CPD clinics and conferences throughout the year. This means I can provide the best treatment and techniques for our patients at My Vet Hydro, to ensure the optimum recovery and fitness for your animal.

I achieved a distinction in my Level 5 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy in 2016 with qualification in: :

  • Animal aquatic and hydrotherapy
  • Assessment, functional anatomy and biomechanics in the musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological patient
  • Advanced aquatic and hydrotherapy treatment techniques
  • Pain management, in-patient care and underwater treadmill techniques
  • Advanced treatment techniques in the complex clinical patient
  • Professional, business and water management

 

Lucy Sullivan BSc (Hons)Lucy

Hydrotherapist

 

ABC level 3 in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

BSc Equine Science

Human and animal first aider

Training towards the Canine Conditioning Academy Instructor qualification

 

“From a young age I knew I wanted to be in the health profession. Once completing my degree in Equine Science I worked in an equine veterinary hospital. This is where I got my real passion for nursing. From here I have studied and worked in hospitals- private and NHS. My time has been spent between various departments within hospitals including watching and assisting the physiotherapists. This has given me an insight developing a real interest in the rehabilitation side of nursing. I have also spent time in theatre where I have gained knowledge of surgical procedures varying from Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery and many more specialities. This has enabled me to gain an understanding of the pre and post-surgery care & rehabilitation and its importance.

Working here at My Vet Hydro is filling the gap I feel from not working with animals. I am a true animal lover, and I know how much hydrotherapy can help as my Labrador Betsy has bilateral elbow dysplasia and requires hydrotherapy to keep her fit and healthy.”

 

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