British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association

Continuing professional development for Veterinary surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses

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SMART Veterinary Clinic Ltd are recruiting!
To find out more please visit-

www.smartvetwales.co.uk/jobs
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SMART Veterinary Clinic Ltd are recruiting!
To find out more please visit-

www.smartvetwales.co.uk/jobs

WEBSITE UPDATE:

Dear Members,
Unfortunately there has been a major outage on the server that hosts our website. Our provider has been trying to sort it since late last night but it is unlikely to be resolved in time to go ahead this evening. We are very sorry.
We will be in touch via email as soon as we can to update you on the new date for the clinical club, and provide the papers for this.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Best wishes,
Sian
BVRSMA Treasurer
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thank you so much for letting us know 🙂

IMPORTANT UPDATE-WEBSITE OFFLINE

Dear Members,
Unfortunately we have lost access to our website and mailbox and as such have not been able to send out the papers for this evenings clinical club (our sincere apologies these were not included with the original invitation to the evening) or update members about this issue through our website. We are currently trying to sort this issue with our host provider but if it is not resolved quickly this morning we may need to postpone the planned clinical club for a later date.
If there are ongoing issues, I will post a further update here later this morning.
Our sincere apologies for this disruption.
Best wishes,
Sian
BVVRSMA Treasurer
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1 years ago

*Exciting Opportunity*
The SMART Veterinary Clinic Ltd are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Part Time Physiotherapist to join the SMART Clinic team.
Full details for this position can be found on their website at: www.smartvetwales.co.uk/jobs.
If you have any queries about the position please email recruitment@smartvetwales.co.uk.
Closing date for applications is 1st January 2023.
Please do not phone the clinic as enquiries regarding this position will only be dealt with initially by e-mail.
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1 years ago
*Exciting Opportunity*
The SMART Veterinary Clinic Ltd are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Part Time Physiotherapist to join the SMART Clinic team.
Full details for this position can be found on their website at: https://www.smartvetwales.co.uk/jobs. 
If you have any queries about the position please email recruitment@smartvetwales.co.uk. 
Closing date for applications is 1st January 2023.
Please do not phone the clinic as enquiries regarding this position will only be dealt with initially by e-mail.

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Hey guys any more cpd planned? This one was so amazing!

BVRSMA Annual CPD Day 2022
Starting off on the right foot-below the carpus and hock; pathologies, treatments and where rehab fits in.

Introducing our third speaker: Dr Jennifer Brown DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board-Certified Veterinary Surgery – Large Animal, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (Veterinary Chiropractic)

After earning a doctor of veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 1999, she conducted an internship at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2000 and completed a surgery residency at Michigan State University in 2003. Dr. Brown was on the faculty at Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Brown has been board-certified in large animal surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2004.

Dr. Brown is also very passionate about working and sporting dogs. Having four Labrador Retrievers that are FEMA Certified Urban Search and Rescue dogs as well as competitors in hunting retriever, field trial, and disc competitions really brings it home. Starting her career as an equine surgeon and working on elite equine athletes has brought a unique perspective and skill-set to benefit her canine clients and patients. This is especially true in the use of diagnostic ultrasound, regenerative medicine (stem cell and PRP) and intra-articular therapies in the diagnosis and treatment of canine orthopedic injuries. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2012 and started K-9 Sports Vet, a mobile canine sports medicine and rehabilitation practice. In 2013 she achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2017 she founded the first stand-alone rehabilitation and sports medicine practice in the Tampa Bay area, Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.

To book your place: Email info@bvrsma.org.uk
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BVRSMA Annual CPD Day 2022
Starting off on the right foot-below the carpus and hock; pathologies, treatments and where rehab fits in.

Introducing our third speaker: Dr Jennifer Brown DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board-Certified Veterinary Surgery – Large Animal, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (Veterinary Chiropractic)

After earning a doctor of veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 1999, she conducted an internship at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2000 and completed a surgery residency at Michigan State University in 2003. Dr. Brown was on the faculty at Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Brown has been board-certified in large animal surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2004.

Dr. Brown is also very passionate about working and sporting dogs. Having four Labrador Retrievers that are FEMA Certified Urban Search and Rescue dogs as well as competitors in hunting retriever, field trial, and disc competitions really brings it home. Starting her career as an equine surgeon and working on elite equine athletes has brought a unique perspective and skill-set to benefit her canine clients and patients. This is especially true in the use of diagnostic ultrasound, regenerative medicine (stem cell and PRP) and intra-articular therapies in the diagnosis and treatment of canine orthopedic injuries. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2012 and started K-9 Sports Vet, a mobile canine sports medicine and rehabilitation practice. In 2013 she achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2017 she founded the first stand-alone rehabilitation and sports medicine practice in the Tampa Bay area, Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.

To book your place: Email info@bvrsma.org.uk

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Beautiful photo! <3

BVRSMA Annual CPD Day 2022
Starting off on the right foot-below the carpus and hock; pathologies, treatments and where rehab fits in.

Introducing our second speaker: Diane Messum MCSP, HCPC, BSc(Hons), MSc VetPhysio, ACPAT Cat A, RAMP
Davies Veterinary Specialists, Manor Farm Business Park, Higham Gobion, Herts, UK

Diane has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for over 19 years, qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2002. She went on to specialise in musculoskeletal outpatients and hand therapy where she developed knowledge and skills that were key to her current practice within the small animal field.

Diane completed her Masters Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2007, awarded by the Royal Veterinary College, London, when she started her owner private practice for equine and small animals. After dividing her time between both human and animal species, she went on to specialise in small animals, joining Davies Veterinary Specialists to head up and develop the Therapy Services in 2011. This came with the fantastic opportunity to work alongside the Orthopaedic and Neurology services, just two of the many specialists’ services at Davies Veterinary Specialists, one of the largest and most diverse small animal referrals hospitals in Europe. Growth of the service led to the launch of the Davies Therapy and Fitness Centre in January 2017 where services now include Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Splinting and Orthotics and a Pain Management Clinic including Acupuncture.

Diane has a special interest in the use of splinting and orthotics for the post-operative and conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries. Diane continues to share her own passion for the work she does by lecturing and being an active clinical educator for the Masters/Post Graduate Veterinary Physiotherapy Programmes in the UK.
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BVRSMA Annual CPD Day 2022
Starting off on the right foot-below the carpus and hock; pathologies, treatments and where rehab fits in.

Introducing our second speaker: Diane Messum MCSP, HCPC, BSc(Hons), MSc VetPhysio, ACPAT Cat A, RAMP
Davies Veterinary Specialists, Manor Farm Business Park, Higham Gobion, Herts, UK

Diane has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for over 19 years, qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2002. She went on to specialise in musculoskeletal outpatients and hand therapy where she developed knowledge and skills that were key to her current practice within the small animal field.

Diane completed her Masters Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2007, awarded by the Royal Veterinary College, London, when she started her owner private practice for equine and small animals. After dividing her time between both human and animal species, she went on to specialise in small animals, joining Davies Veterinary Specialists to head up and develop the Therapy Services in 2011. This came with the fantastic opportunity to work alongside the Orthopaedic and Neurology services, just two of the many specialists’ services at Davies Veterinary Specialists, one of the largest and most diverse small animal referrals hospitals in Europe. Growth of the service led to the launch of the Davies Therapy and Fitness Centre in January 2017 where services now include Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Splinting and Orthotics and a Pain Management Clinic including Acupuncture.

Diane has a special interest in the use of splinting and orthotics for the post-operative and conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries. Diane continues to share her own passion for the work she does by lecturing and being an active clinical educator for the Masters/Post Graduate Veterinary Physiotherapy Programmes in the UK.

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Love this i am a canine hydrotherapist and rvn and i am coming up against so much opposition lately from other professionals i liaise with in regards to braces and orthotics, wish i could see this lecture, i also have a rescue dog who we had a prosthetic leg made for x

BVRSMA Annual CPD Day 2022
Starting off on the right foot-below the carpus and hock; pathologies, treatments and where rehab fits in.

Introducing our first speaker: Mike Guilliard who will be looking at orthopaedic and soft tissue problems of the distal limb.

Mike Guilliard gained his veterinary qualifications from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School. He has worked in Nantwich, Cheshire, for most of his professional career culminating in the building of Nantwich Veterinary Hospital in 1998. In 2003 he retired as Senior Partner of the Nantwich Veterinary Group to work as a consultant. In 2011 he formed his own limited company, Mike Guilliard Orthopaedics Ltd, to work as an independant veterinary surgeon offering small animal veterinary orthopaedics to neighbouring practices and private clients.

His interest in Greyhound orthopaedics has resulted in the publication of a number of peer reviewed papers in the veterinary literature on injuries in the athletic dog. He has also authored several book chapters in veterinary orthopaedic textbooks.

More recently Mike has pioneered a new successful treatment for corns that represents a paradigm shift in the understanding and management of this very painful problem.

TO BOOK: Please email info@bvrsma.org.uk
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BVRSMA Annual CPD Day 2022
Starting off on the right foot-below the carpus and hock; pathologies, treatments and where rehab fits in.

Introducing our first speaker: Mike Guilliard who will be looking at orthopaedic and soft tissue problems of the distal limb.

Mike Guilliard gained his veterinary qualifications from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School. He has worked in Nantwich, Cheshire, for most of his professional career culminating in the building of Nantwich Veterinary Hospital in 1998. In 2003 he retired as Senior Partner of the Nantwich Veterinary Group to work as a consultant. In 2011 he formed his own limited company, Mike Guilliard Orthopaedics Ltd, to work as an independant veterinary surgeon offering small animal veterinary orthopaedics to neighbouring practices and private clients.

His interest in Greyhound orthopaedics has resulted in the publication of a number of peer reviewed papers in the veterinary literature on injuries in the athletic dog. He has also authored several book chapters in veterinary orthopaedic textbooks.

More recently Mike has pioneered a new successful treatment for corns that represents a paradigm shift in the understanding and management of this very painful problem.

TO BOOK: Please email info@bvrsma.org.uk

Join us for our annual CPD Day, on Sunday the 6th November 2022, where this year we will be having a foot focus! Please contact us at info@bvrsma.org.uk to secure your place. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us for our annual CPD Day, on Sunday the 6th November 2022, where this year we will be having a foot focus! Please contact us at info@bvrsma.org.uk to secure your place.

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Will it be recorded so we can view at a later date if we book a space?

Can it be watched another time as I have to work sunday

Timeline photosWe have a few places left on our brand new PGCert in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging!

Starting in January, the aim is to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise they need to confidently and competently choose the most clinically relevant diagnostic imaging technique and to accurately interpret images obtained with radiography and ultrasonography.

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Member Benefits

  • Access to Regular Online Clinical Club Discussion evenings
  • Access to all Clinical Club Discussion Archives
  • Your location will appear on the Members’ Map
  • Access to the Members’ Library including Abstracts
  • Monthly Case Study Presentations

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MISSION STATEMENT

Veterinary rehabilitation is a specialised field of veterinary medicine. Although this is a relatively new area, there is now growing interest and acceptance within the veterinary profession in the UK.

The benefits of proper rehabilitation are being recognised, and many veterinary surgeons and physiotherapists are beginning to use hydrotherapy and other forms of physiotherapy, as part of their post-operative and post-injury rehabilitation programme. It is also useful preventatively in certain orthopaedic conditions, and for management of obesity and other musculoskeletal/neurological problems.

Rehabilitation programmes must be developed and carried out by experts with a thorough knowledge of tissue healing times and protocols. Therapists need to be qualified practitioners, and members of The British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association (BVRSMA.) Membership of BVRSMA is open to qualified veterinary surgeons and ACPAT physiotherapists. Veterinary nurses, veterinary students and physiotherapy students may become associate members.

The aims of the BVRSMA will be:

  • To regulate the use of hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation to ensure it is performed by suitably qualified and experienced professionals
  • To provide continuing professional development for veterinary surgeons, physiotherapists and veterinary nurses, and to provide training courses and certification in the UK.
  • To maintain standards of excellence and ethics to and develop a code of practice
  • To encourage and fund scientific research and evidence based clinical trials
  • To promote the understanding, acceptance and integration of physiotherapy and rehabilitation within the veterinary profession.
  • To achieve recognition from regulatory bodies such as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  • To be affiliated with other veterinary associations such as the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, British Equine Veterinary Association etc.

Lowri Davies
BVSc MRCVS CertVetAc (IVAS) ABVA CCRP

Rhona Warnock
BVMS(Hons) MRCVS CCRP CertSCVA

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