Pet physiotherapy in Claygate

Your companion may require physiotherapy following an injury, illness, or before and after surgery. At Claygate Vets, your pet will be looked after by our very own Physiotherapist & RVN Sam Buss.

Sam is currently providing physiotherapy clinics on Mondays and Tuesdays at our Molesey vet practice, and is happy to discuss possible home visits. The majority of patients we treat are dogs, but we also offer physiotherapy for other cats and other pets too.

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Physiotherapy for dogs, cats, and other pets

Meet our physiotherapist, Sam Buss RVN Grad.Dip VetPhys CertVNECC. As well as being a Registered Veterinary Nurse at our emergency pet care facility NSVE, Sam has recently qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist (Accredited with the IVRAP and IAAT).

Sam mostly works with dogs and cats, but is keen to see any small animal species in need of rehabilitation. She works closely with the Vet in charge the pet’s case to ensure a holistic approach to their recovery.

Your pet may receive a combination of physiotherapy treatments depending on their needs, including manual techniques, electrotherapy (including laser therapy), and exercise prescription – Sam may also provide a set of specific exercises for your pet to do at home in between their physio sessions.

We can also offer K-Laser therapy for injury and arthritis treatment at our Teddington practice nearby.

Learn more about pet physiotherapy with Sam >

Pet physiotherapy can help with a range of ailments and conditions by supporting the body and aiding rehabilitation. Physiotherapists can treat and help your pet with the following conditions:

  • Obesity/weight management
  • Wound healing
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Age-related issues
  • Back problems & Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Sporting injuries and strains
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Pre and post-surgical management
  • Total hip replacements
  • Post amputation
  • Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE)
  • Neurological conditions
  • Palliative Care


There’s a range of benefits from your pet having physiotherapy. These include:

  • Improved cardiovascular health and circulation
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved flexibility
  • Reduced muscle tightness and spasm
  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Weight loss
  • Aiding injury and wound healing


Please note, you will need a vet-signed Veterinary Referral form for physiotherapy treatment – download here.

We also work with Danielle Everette at her purpose-built facility in Chertsey for additional physiotherapy and hydrotherapy services:

If your pet is struggling physically or is due to have a surgical procedure, get in touch with our team to discuss how physiotherapy can help.

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