Katie O’Brien BSc (Hons) AdvCertVPhys MIRVAP

I have worked at Richmond Vets, at various times, over many years, having first introduced myself as a work experience student.  Between times I completed an Animal Science degree at the University of Nottingham and spent a year as a full time working pupil at a large BHS training yard, following one of my great passions – riding and working with horses.

I have been back (again!) working part-time as a nurse since 2012, whilst also studying to become a veterinary physiotherapist.  I hold the Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy, I’m fully insured, registered and a member of IRVAP.  I am trained with both small animals and horses and absolutely love my job!  I am thrilled to be offering small animal physiotherapy for Richmond Vets and I am excited to treat some familiar fury faces and meet a few new ones in this capacity.  I am also an associate of Bach Vet Physio, owned by Nikki Engelbach, offering mobile vet physio services for small animals and horses.  Veterinary physiotherapy sessions are very different to appointments with the vet – have a look at my article on the blog to find out more.

Whilst I have reduced my nursing hours at Richmond Vets to develop my veterinary physiotherapy career I can still be found a few days a week working with the nursing team or at reception.