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A rewarding career as an Animal Physiotherapist starts with a degree in Physiotherapy, followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma or Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy.

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About Us

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) is a Clinical Interest Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and represents the interests of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. Animals, like people, respond to physiotherapy. The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance. ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists (MCSP's) who have also trained in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals.

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ACPAT Annual Seminar 2015

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd February 2015

Dunchurch Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 6QW

Please click on the link for details on the programme, biographies of speakers and application forms

Trimbio will again be offering electrotherapy servicing during the weekend, for details click here

Early Bird discount applies until 31 Oct 2014

Open to members and non-members

CSP Award - Berna Lindfeild

ACPAT would like to congratulate Berna Lindfield on being awarded the CSP’s Distinguished Service award and to acknowledge her immense contribution to the education of Chartered Physiotherapists specialising in Animal Therapy. Her determination and very high standards of professionalism and integrity have shaped ACPAT physiotherapists in to what they are today.


ACPAT Physio on BBC R2

ACPAT Physiotherapist Sue Palmer brought Veterinary Physiotherapy to the masses by being Chris Evans' mystery guest on radio 2.

If you want to listen here's the link listen from approx 2hrs 15mins in...

BEF Futurity Equine Bridge Programme

Congratulations to Tim Bradford for his physiotherapy involvement with this years BEF Futurity Equine Bridge Programme. The BEF have been impressed with the input given by Tim as a physio so have added a part of the selection day to include a physio assessment.

BEVA Health Checklist


Ensuring you are caring for your horse responsibly has never been so easy with the launch of a simple, concise horse care checklist at this year’s National Equine Forum in London on 5 March.

Available free from the British Equine Veterinary Association website (, the ‘Checklist for Equine Health’ was developed by equine veterinary specialists, welfare charities and Defra. Its purpose is to cut through the reams of advice currently available and set out clearly the practical essentials of good horse care including nutrition, safety, vaccination, parasite control, disease prevention and transport.


Dogs Trust - Basildon Rehoming Centre Hydrotherapist - Job Vacancy

Location: Basildon Rehoming Centre

Type of Contract: Permanent

Hours PW: 40hrs

Days of Work: Mon-Fri

Wroking Times: 8am-8pm (occasional late night cover)

Closing Date: 1 September 2015

Summary - To provide hydrotherapy and physiotherapy services running the hydrotherapy unit (water treadmill) at Dogs Trust Basildon. The hydrotherapy unit has a dual purpose; both therapeutically for clinical conditions, and as environmental enrichment for longer term dogs resident at the Rehoming Centre (RC). Therapeutic cases will be referred by the centre veterinary surgeon or by other centre veterinary surgeons. Appropriate qualifications in and experience of canine physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.


Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists

We are looking for a suitably qualified small animal therapist to work in a busy physiotherapy department. You will be working alongside a team of hydrotherapist’s and an established animal therapist of 10 years’ experience. We are a specialist referral clinic (Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists) in the New Forest where rehabilitation cases are treated with evidence based modalities, these include Therapeutic Ultrasound, laser, TENS, NMES and Underwater Treadmill. Cases treated are typically acute post orthopaedic/neurological referred directly by our own surgical team. Hours of work will be discussed at interview. Please contact Donna Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   closing date 7th September 2015. 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

ACPAT is a Clinical Interest Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and represents the interests of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy.

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