Veterinary Physiotherapy students get hands on!

February 2019

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Clinical year Veterinary Physiotherapy students put their learning to practice at Writtle University College's Equine Training Centre.

On Friday afternoons, 4th Year MVet Phys students have started equine rotations at Writtle University College's Equine Training Centre. On these rotations, students fully assess and treat the horses used in our ridden and practical sessions at Cow Watering Campus, under the supervision of qualified Veterinary Physiotherapists.

The clinical year of the Veterinary Physiotherapy course concentrates on developing the student's clinical reasoning skills, assessments skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, to prepare them for their future career in the industry.

Students also write-up a full report for the yard staff and other students, with any suggested exercises or therapy to help the individual horse

Rhian Williams, Lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy said: "the aim of the yard rotations is to give the students the opportunity to hone in on their practical skills, and to give them real life experience of performing a full Veterinary Physiotherapy session, as well as monitoring the progression of individual animals. They are also beneficial for improving the students' confidence to go out into the industry and become highly successful Veterinary Physiotherapists".

Find out more about studying Veterinary Physiotherapy at Writtle University College:

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Photo: Clinical year MVet Phys students Lucianna Churchill, Maddie Robbins, Chloe Francis treating Timmy.