The Veterinary Physiotherapy Clinic

Horse forelimb stretchLara Kats is a chartered physiotherapist who specialises in treating horses, dogs and cats. Lara completed a BSc in (human) physiotherapy in 1997, worked for the NHS for five years, and completed her MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College in 2001 and opened The Veterinary Physiotherapy Clinic. She is also a member of ACPAT, CSP and HPC.

The canine hydrotherapy pool is a very useful addition to the treatments on offer and is also open to dogs for fun, fitness and weight loss.

The Clinic is located in Dunlop, Ayrshire. For the exact location click here.  

Why would my pet need physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the prevention and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting movement. Just like people, animals show symptoms related to problems with locomotion. These may include pain, muscle wastage, stiffness, reluctance to exercise, behavioural changes, lameness, poor coordination, weight problems or other more subtle signs. If your animal is not moving well then physiotherapy may help. The overall aim in physiotherapy is to improve, restore or maintain mobility.

Physiotherapy is a science based healthcare profession, characterised by clinical reasoning and evidence based practice. Physiotherapy is complementary to standard veterinary medicine, not an alternative. Communication between your animal's vet and physiotherapist is important to ensure that your pet receives the best and safest possible treatment.