Veterinary Physiotherapy & Clinical Rehabilitation

2 - 3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Want to practice as a qualified veterinary physiotherapist? Our MSc/PGDip Veterinary Physiotherapy and Clinical Rehabilitation will develop your underpinning knowledge, professional skills and clinical skills.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be able to practice as a qualified veterinary physiotherapist. Work in therapy centres, veterinary practices or on a self-employed basis.
  • You’ll be part of our brand new School of Veterinary Medicine. You'll have access to state-of-the-art clinical and rehabilitation facilities.
  • We use a multi-disciplinary approach. This emphasises the veterinary physiotherapists role in clinical rehabilitation for acute and chronic cases.

What you'll do

  • You'll get access to extensive, interactive e-learning material. Engage with this in your own time alongside scheduled online tutorials and group activities.
  • Hands-on practical teaching sessions using state-of-the-art facilities. This includes clinical skills suites and a veterinary physiotherapy centre.
  • Gain practical and clinical experience in supported veterinary physiotherapy placements. We offer a flexible approach to fit around existing commitments.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Students and academic staff using virtual dissection tables in Clinical Skills Suite
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Veterinary facilities

You’ll learn using a wide variety of digital resources in our virtual learning environment. This allows you to interact with other students, lecturers and expert guest tutors. 

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Academic expertise

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Dr Hettie Thomas
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine

Hettie is a veterinary surgeon who has worked across a range of sectors including private veterinary practice, for charitable organisations and in academia. Hettie has a particular interest in pain management and neurological and musculoskeletal conditions which have led her to u…

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Natalie Harrison
Veterinary Education Lecturer
School of Veterinary Medicine

Natalie will be teaching across a range of subjects in our School of Veterinary Medicine but specialises in Veterinary Physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Natalie runs her own mobile practice as a Vet Physio with a particular interest in rehabilitation of both canine and equine cli…

Veterinary physiotherapist jobs

After graduating, you’ll be able to practice as a qualified veterinary physiotherapist. You'll be able to work in therapy centres, veterinary practices or on a self-employed basis. Veterinary physiotherapists and other musculoskeletal therapists work as part of a vet-led team. This allows a holistic service to veterinary patients.

Fees and funding

First year£5,250
Second year£5,250
Third year (dissertation)£3,000

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Veterinary Medicine

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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