Canine & feline physiotherapy / hydrotherapy
Initial assessment and first treatment - 1.5 hours - £75
Follow-up treatment - 1 hour - £45
Therapy sessions are individually tailored for your pet, and include one or more of the treatment options available depending on how your pet is at the time of their appointment.
Available therapies include: soft tissue massage, passive joint exercises, passive stretches, phototherapy (low level laser therapy), pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, active stretches and exercises, and hydrotherapy. If hydrotherapy is used in your pets session, it may include walking on the hydrotherapy treadmill and/or performing various exercises relevant to your pets condition in the water environment.
Carol Ann is unable to offer home appointments at this time.
However, Nina who works at the clinic with Carol Ann, can offer home appointments via her mobile physiotherapy work; Nina's Veterinary Physiotherapy
CPD training sessions
Evening CPD sessions consisting of a talk and practical demonstrations of what veterinary physiotherapy and hydrotherapy is and how it can be of benefit to your clients. Aimed at vets and vet nurses.
Training days aimed at qualified professionals: animal physiotherapists, hydrotherapists, etc.
Dates will be announced throughout the year. Please keep an eye out on my social media pages for more information.
Classes coming soon...
Canine pilates (core strength & stability training)
Small animal first aid
Terms & conditions
Veterinary referral / consent
A veterinary referral is required before the assessment and treatment of any animal, including those having fitness checks or fitness maintenance appointments, in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.
If your animal develops a new condition while having therapy for an existing condition, or while having fitness sessions, a new veterinary referral may be required before treatment can continue.
You can download a referral form here:
Payment is to be made at the time of the appointment and can be made via cash, card or bank transfer.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellations. Full payment is due if less than 24 hours notice is given, or if the appointment is a "no show".
In many cases, when treatment is recommended by your veterinary surgeon, the cost of physiotherapy can be claimed back from your animal's insurance provider.
Insurance policies can vary so it is best to contact your insurance provider to check you are covered if you are wishing to claim back the cost of treatment.
It is unfortunate that from time to time our animals may become poorly. If this happens then physiotherapy treatment may be unadvisable. Therefore, please get in touch as soon as possible to discuss whether or not treatment needs to be postponed, or to let us know if your vet has advised pausing therapy due to illness.
Teaching and Students
Carol Ann is a qualified clinical educator and as such regularly has final year veterinary physiotherapy students present at the clinic, particularly during, but not limited to, the months of September to May.
If you would rather not have students present during your pets session please do let Carol Ann know and this can of course be accommodated.
Photography / Videography
Photos and videos are regularly taken during physiotherapy sessions as a way of monitoring changes in your animal's condition.
These photos and videos are also often used on social media and as part of my teaching. If you would prefer your animal's media isn't used please let Carol Ann know.
Please keep your dog on a lead whilst on / around the premises, including the car park.
Please don’t feed your dog for at least two hours prior to your therapy session or for an hour after.
Please give your dog an opportunity to go to the toilet and empty its bowels prior to its therapy session.
NB: A charge of £100.00 will be made if a dog toilets in the treadmill as it will be necessary to cancel all further appointments that day in order to sanitise and clean the treadmill.
Valiant Veterinary Physiotherapy cannot be held responsible for damage or loss to vehicles or personal property, whilst on company premises.
Children must be supervised at all times and be under strict control.
Please wear sensible non slip soles during your visit, as the floors can be very slippery.
It is the owner’s responsibility to clean up after your pet (bags can be provided if needed).
Valiant Veterinary Physiotherapy reserves the right to cancel any session due to unforeseen circumstances such as, but not limited to, power failure, maintenance or illness.
Client personal details (name, address, contact details) are stored on secure storage devices while you are a client of VVPhysio Ltd. Your details are only used for arranging veterinary referrals, for VVPhysio Ltd to communicate with you about your pets appointments, to communicate with you or your vet about your pets therapy, and to complete any required insurance claim forms. Your details will not be shared with anyone else. You have the right to ask for your personal data to be erased. Any complaints or issues can be lodged with the managing director of VVPhysio Ltd (Carol Ann Batchelor).