A veterinary Physiotherapy service, based in the Northwest of England. With over a decades experience working with a variety of species, and teaching animal science. Trained at Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.


What is a Veterinary


- 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 is a Veterinary Physiotherapist (VP) and what do they do?


People often become confused when hearing the term due to the 'veterinary' prefix, but a VP is simply an animal-based physical therapist.

The role of a VP is to identify dysfunction within movement, or anatomical abnormalities (such as asymmetries within muscle, tendon, ligament and bone). A VP will also apply manual techniques to treat tissues that might be causing these abnormalities or utilise exercise prescription to build strength and aid the return of function.


- When should a Veterinary Physiotherapist be used?


Experience and qualifications:
- A postgraduate qualification in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the University of Nottingham's school of veterinary science, currently completing my Master’s year
- 6 years of teaching experience, in animal sciences at college and University level – at a leading land-based institution.
- Undergraduate and post-grad in animal behaviour/zoo science and veterinary science/conservation from the University of Liverpool – School of vet science
- A variety of experience working with zoo animals, horses and livestock.
- Fully insured and registered


Specialist areas of interest:
- How behaviour and its management can affect pain and healing.
- Completing research into how environmental parameters can affect the musculoskeletal health of reptiles, birds and mammals and their rehabilitation.


I am trained, registered and insured by the following professional bodies, that promote a high standard of professionalism and strive for a scientific approach to assessment and treatment

General pets


Aims include assessment of health and application of preventative treatment/exercise to delay age-related pain.

Elderly Animals


Maintain function and hopefully improve locomotion, relief of arthritis and improve circulation.

Paralysed animals


Depending on the case a variety of mental and physical stimulation can be applied to maintain body function and muscle tone, and hopefully return some degree of function.

Injured or post-operative animals


Whether an animal has received an injury or is recovering from an operation, a VP can in conjunction with vets provide pain relief and aid the healing process with a variety of manual and electronic therapies.

sporting animals


Treat related injury, maintain or build fitness levels, to minimise injury.

Home management


A VP can give guidance on how best to manage the home environment, for pets suffering from long-term illness

Get in touch



5:00 pm - 10:00 PM

Monday - Friday


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday


Upton, Chester, CH2 1HE

United Kingdom


Email: info@shackletonvetphysio.com
Tel:  07534412517


Current offer: Â£10 OFF the first appointment.


Services - Normal prices:
- Equine assessment and treatments – £50 
- Canine assessment and treatments – £35 
- Exotic assessment and treatment - £35

Group rates available for:
- Multiple horses on a single yard - £45 per horse
- Multiple dogs in a single home/setting - £30 per dog


Areas covered and travel expenses:
- Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside - other areas considered depending on case.
- No charge for travel under 15 miles
- Over 15 miles, is charged at 45p per mile.


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