Information For Vets


Why is it important that I choose a Chartered Physiotherapist?


A growing number of Chartered Physiotherapists now work with animals. Unlike the title ‘Veterinary Surgeon’ the title ‘Animal or Veterinary Physiotherapist’ is not protected. This means that anyone can call themselves an animal or veterinary physiotherapist regardless of their qualifications. The title ‘Chartered Physiotherapist’ is protected by law and can only be used by physiotherapists who have achieved a high level of academic and practical training in all aspects of physiotherapy and are consequently qualified and registered to practice.


Note: Legislation stipulates that animals may only be treated by a Veterinary Surgeon or someone authorised by a Veterinary Surgeon. Members of ACPAT adhere to this requirement to safeguard the interest of the animal.

Vet's Referral Form


Each animal will require a veterinary referral prior to assessment and treatment by Ruth.

Please note: * denotes mandatory field

1 - Owner's Details

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2 - Animal's Details

3 - Referring Vet's Details

Note by submitting this online form you give your consent:


I consent to this animal having a physiotherapy assessment and appropriate treatment. I understand that the provision of professional indemnity insurance for this is the responsibility of Ruth Duggan.