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Animal Rehabilitation and Health Academy

The Animal Rehabilitation and Health Academy provides high quality advanced professional development courses for veterinary nurses, canine therapists, equine therapists and coaches. Our courses are focussed around physiotherapy, rehabilitation and physical health for horses and dogs.

We have a range of courses which vary from bitesized courses of six hours to Advanced Diplomas of one to two years. Our company was founded by leading veterinary physiotherapist Katie Lawrence in 2013.

Katie is a specialist in exercise rehabilitation, a published author in electrophysical agents and an experienced veterinary education and industry consultant. Her
unique and relaxed way of teaching breaks down this complex, multifaceted subject into small digestible pieces.

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Principles Message

Like you, I am dedicated to the wellbeing of animals. There is nothing quite like the feeling I get when I provide the way forward for an animal who has broken down on the road to recovery.  For almost 20 years I have taught physiotherapy and rehabilitation over which time I have developed frameworks and methods which provide a structured and clear way to learn what is a vast and often complicated subject.  

I specialise in bridging the gap between the science and the practice.  First and foremost I am a practitioner, I am not a natural academic. I understand the challenges you face making sense of the research and most importantly applying it to your practice.  I will teach you an approach to rehabilitation that will mean you can prescribe exercise to any horse or dog, in any circumstance, with absolute confidence that you are providing the very best rehab programme for that individual.

I live in Marlow in England with my partner Paul and beautiful children Archie and Annie.  My clinic is at our stables in my home city of Oxford.  We have four horses and Maisy, our precious Labrador.  When I am not at my computer I can usually be found riding or walking the dog!

I live and breathe animal rehabilitation and care.  Biomechanics and correct exercise has been a fascination of mine since I was a teenager. The musculoskeletal system is so often the root cause of pain and suffering and I am so grateful that I have the knowledge and skills to help animals get out of the cycle of pain, dysfunction and injury.  

My mission is to share my knowledge and methods far and wide, so that many more animals can reap the benefits of rehabilitation and corrective exercise. Thank you for helping me!

Katie Lawrence

Principal – Animal Rehabilitation & Health Academy

Katie Lawrence Equine

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Katie's professional Memberships

Key speaking / external lecturing events

British Veterinary Nursing Association – Annual Congress

College of Animal Welfare – Rehab Congress

International Association of Animal Therapists – CPD event

Plumpton College (BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy) – Guest lecturer

IVC Evidensia – CPD event

British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association – Guest lecturer