Sally Medcalf, founder and owner of VIP Vet Physio.
I am an ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapist and graduate of the Royal Veterinary College with a MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy. I train and compete regularly in agility and I am an Agility Club Approved Instructor (ACAI). I also have an interest in competitive obedience, working trials, and scentwork.
The formation of VIP Vet Physio was the culmination of my life-long passion for the well being of all animals, my expertise from many years as a Human Paediatric Physiotherapist, my younger self’s experience working with horses, and of course, the love of my own wonderful dogs who have taught me so much. I will be forever indebted to my beautiful Anglo Arab Blue who shared my life for 26 years; my beloved terrier Millie Mops, my first dog who introduced me to the world of agility, taking me to compete at Crufts on two occasions; and to Holly our princess, whose health problems were the catalyst to my journey to become a Veterinary Physiotherapist.
My mission is to provides excellence in physiotherapy for dogs, cats and horses through a holistic and caring approach, and to support owners to be fully involved with their animal’s treatment and management. My ultimate aim is to keep your pets, great or small, free from injury, and fit for a long and happy life with you. I have a special interest in the management of sporting and working dogs, but whether your pets are canine or equine athletes, or much loved companions, you can be assured they will all be treated with care, respect and their compliance.
I am committed to a multi-disciplinary approach and liaising with your veterinary surgeon and other professionals to provide the best possible treatment programme for your pet. VIP Vet Physio has a close association with HydroMac and Help 4 Paws to provide for all your pets rehabilitation needs. I believe in the philosophy of prevention is better than a cure, and therefore offer injury prevention and performance enhancement programs for both puppies and sporting dogs. I also offer maintenance programmes for elderly dogs who may be suffering from arthritis, this may include weight control management, therapeutic exercises and non pharmaceutical pain relief, to keep them happy and mobile.
I am a member of ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy), the CSP(Chartered society of Physiotherapists) and registered with the HPC (Health Professions Council). These bodies ensure that members maintain their competence through CPD and have full professional liability insurance.
In accordance with the law veterinary consent is needed before I can treat any animal. Forms available to download at bottom of each page.