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    Meet the Vet Physio team: Beth Roberts

    21 August 2020

    As we continue to meet the Veterinary Physiotherapy team, Senior Lecturer Beth Roberts shares her passion for the subject and her specialism in canine and feline rehabilitation.

    Beth spoke about her well established career so far that led her on the road to teaching. She said: “I joined Harper Adams University part-time in 2012 and established the Vet Rehab Centre, having qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist in 2011.

    “I spent the previous year working in a busy small animal referral hospital in the East Midlands and free-lancing as an equine veterinary physiotherapist. For a year I worked at both Harper and the Pride Veterinary Centre, before coming on board full-time in 2013.

    “Prior to training to be a veterinary physiotherapist, I worked as a Registered Veterinary Nurse for over a decade in a host of practices around the UK.”

    Specialising in canine and feline rehabilitation, Beth has a particular interest in pain management and neurology. To learn about these areas in more detail she has become a member of several notable boards in the industry. Beth is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists and the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. She is also registered with the Animal Health Professions Register and the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners.

    Regarding her love of the industry, Beth said: “It is a rewarding career where we play a key role in improving an animal's well-being and quality of life.

    “We can be a part of a dog or cat’s rehabilitation for several weeks, or even months, and form strong bonds with pets and their owners.

    “I really enjoy helping students learn to piece all their knowledge together and to help build their confidence as they progress through the course and apply that knowledge to real-life cases. The combination of a year in placement and our clinical rotations throughout final year mean our students have the confidence to practice as soon as they qualify.”

    With her love of cats and dogs alike, Beth is the proud owner of a Border Terrierist called Haggis and a moggy cat called Ninjaman. Outside of work, Beth enjoys walking Haggis, climbing, horse riding, and coaching and competing in triathlons - when time allows!

    To meet more members of the veterinary team, click here. Discover our undergraduate course and join us this September to start your learning journey. Call 01952 815000 or complete the call back form to discuss your options.



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