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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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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.

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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  http://www.holistichorsehelp.com/Sueonradio2.mp3 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

NEW SIMPLE HEALTH CHECKLIST HELPS YOU ENSURE RESPONSIBLE HORSE CARE

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 (www.beva.org.uk), 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.

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Fitzpatrick Referrals recruiting for a Weekend Cat A ACPAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitzpatrick Referrals is recruiting for a Cat A ACPAT member to join it’s dedicated weekend “in patient” team.

The role is to deliver physiotherapy to our in patients at our neuro orthopaedic site in Eashing over the weekend.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a team as well as manage their own caseload efficiently. The candidate will be expected to show care, patience and empathy to the small animals at the hospital.

Initial ‘in house’ training will be provided as well as on going CPD opportunities.

The position is on an employed basis. Salary will be based on experience.

Please apply by way of a CV and covering letter to

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Closing date 30/3/16

Chestergates Rehabilitation Centre recruiting for ACPAT Cat A

Chestergates Rehabilitation Centre (part of CVS UK Ltd) is recruiting for a new or recently qualified ACPAT Cat A physiotherapist to join the team.  The role involves in-patient and out-patient services for small animals in both orthopaedics and neurology and you would be working in a well established Rehabilitation Centre with full veterinary and physio technician support.  We provide the whole range of Physiotherapy services including hydrotherapy.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills at all levels, an ability to be self motivated and a keen interest in ongoing professional development.  An empathic approach to animal care is needed in this busy physiotherapy environment.

The position is on an employed basis for 8 hours per week to start, with the opportunity to grow your client base and working hours.  The salary will be £23-£32k pro rata, depending on experience.

Application (deadline 12th February 2016) by way of CV and a letter of intent should be addressed to: Jackie Evans at ChesterGates Referral Hospital, Unit F Telford Court, ChesterGates Road, Chester, CH1 6LT, UK or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Informal enquires to Suzanne Cottriall at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Small Animal Physiotherapist - Qualified

An exciting opportunioty has arisen in the Physiotherapy Unit at Dick White Referrals in Six Mile Bottom.

We are a Specialist-led small animal veterinary referral centre with a comprehensive physiotherapy service covering land- and water- based therapies.

We are seeking a qualified physiotherapist to join our team and assist us in developing our service which is available to outpatients as well as our own inpatient cases.

We offer a competitive salary package, pension and staff discounts scheme.

Applications, including a CV and covering letter, should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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