Vicky Reis – RVN
Vicky grew up in South Africa, graduating from the veterinary faculty at Onderstepoort with a graduate diploma in veterinary nursing. Her early clinical years were in both equine and small animal orthopaedic referral practices. This sparked her passion for developing a career in veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation, which brought her to the UK in early 1990s. She qualified with a graduate diploma in animal physiotherapy from the International Association of Animal Therapists, which has since diversified into the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists and the Training College of Animal Physiotherapy.
Before setting up her independent veterinary physiotherapy practice 6 years ago, Vicky has worked extensively in high profile small animal referral practices in the South East of England, including the Royal Veterinary College. She was also associated with an equine practice that investigated poor performance in horses, assisting in acquiring research material (now published) for a prominent veterinarian and acupuncturist. As rehabilitation practitioner, veterinary physiotherapist and clinical nurse, a career that has spanned over 20 years, she strives to achieve the highest standards by delivering physiotherapy protocols that are evidence based and outcome assessed throughout the patients care plan.
Vicky is a member of the Royal Veterinary College, The Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists, The International Association of Animal Therapists, and is to complete her MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2023/24. She holds further qualifications in manual therapies including: Animal Fascial Manipulation: Stecco Method), Clinical Remedial Sports Massage (Human and Animals), qualified Kinesio Tape Practitioner and is comprehensively insured for all aspects of her work, including all electrotherapy, laser and ultrasound modalities.