BSc (Hons) MNAVP
South West Veterinary Physiotherapy is run by Laura De'Ath a NAVP accredited Veterinary Physiotherapist, providing physiotherapy services for horses and dogs in the South West, covering Somerset, Dorset and East Devon. Laura qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist by gaining a first class BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy degree at Harper Adams University.
"My interest in physiotherapy sparked from a young age, stemming from my interest in riding and competing, as well as hands on experiences in rehabilitation with my first horse. From the age of 15, I was the sole carer of a horse who suffered Impinging Dorsal Spinous Processes (IDSP) commonly known as kissing spine; and it was through the rehabilitation process which inspired me to become a Veterinary Physiotherapist sparking my love for the profession.
On the canine side, having worked at Physio-Vet in Cheshire, I became inspired to work in all aspects of canine rehabilitation, in addition to improving performance in the working dog and the agility dog.
I always treasure the time I spend with my friend's dogs, Pumba, Scrumpy and Timmy. Pumba (yellow Labrador) was diagnosed with Neospora Canium at 12 weeks old affecting his sciatic nerve pathway. Despite a rapid neurological recovery, Pumba has developed hip dysplasia which is also being managed conservatively; read more about Pumba's story in my blog"