British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association

Continuing professional development for Veterinary surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses

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Speaker 4 - Prof. Sorrel Langley-Hobbs Chair in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery, MA BVetMed DSAS(Ortho) DipECVS FHEA FRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery

Sorrel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London. She then spent three years in private practice where she gained her Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics. She then returned to the RVC where she undertook a three-year residency in Small Animal Orthopaedics.

She gained her RCVS diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1997 and then spent six months as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to take up a post as University Surgeon at Cambridge University Veterinary School. She gained her ECVS diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 1999 and became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. She was appointed Chair in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013 at the University of Bristol.

She is interested in all aspects of small animal orthopaedic surgery with particular interests in fracture repair, cruciate disease and hip replacement. She also has a particular interest in feline orthopaedics and she has published widely in this field and is frequently invited to lecture on feline orthopaedics both in this country and abroad. She has co-edited a textbook on Feline Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Disease and a partner textbook on Feline Soft Tissue & General Surgery.

Sorrel is heavily involved in undergraduate and post graduate veterinary surgery teaching. Clinical research interests include feline patella fractures and feline cruciate disease. In September 2019 Sorrel became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for her outstanding contribution to the veterinary profession.
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Speaker 4 - Prof. Sorrel Langley-Hobbs Chair in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery, MA BVetMed DSAS(Ortho) DipECVS FHEA FRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery

Sorrel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London. She then spent three years in private practice where she gained her Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics. She then returned to the RVC where she undertook a three-year residency in Small Animal Orthopaedics.

She gained her RCVS diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1997 and then spent six months as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to take up a post as University Surgeon at Cambridge University Veterinary School. She gained her ECVS diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 1999 and became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. She was appointed Chair in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013 at the University of Bristol.

She is interested in all aspects of small animal orthopaedic surgery with particular interests in fracture repair, cruciate disease and hip replacement. She also has a particular interest in feline orthopaedics and she has published widely in this field and is frequently invited to lecture on feline orthopaedics both in this country and abroad. She has co-edited a textbook on Feline Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Disease and a partner textbook on Feline Soft Tissue & General Surgery.

Sorrel is heavily involved in undergraduate and post graduate veterinary surgery teaching. Clinical research interests include feline patella fractures and feline cruciate disease.  In September 2019 Sorrel became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for her outstanding contribution to the veterinary profession.Image attachment

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Speaker 3 - Lowri Davies BVSc Dip ACVSMR MRCVS, Specialist in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation

Dr Lowri Davies graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1992 and developed her interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation whilst working in specialist equine practice. In 2004 she established the SMART Referral Centre - the first specialised sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic for small animals in the UK. The clinics have a large, Europe wide client base and Lowri regularly lectures around the world. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2016 and is currently president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine association. Lowri is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Royal Society of Medicine and the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association.
Lowri has contributed to a number of texts on pain management and rehabilitation as well as authoring “Care of the Canine Athlete”.

When not at work, Lowri enjoys travelling - preferably somewhere she can climb a mountain, ski down a mountain or ride across several mountains.
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📣 Meet our speakers 📣

Speaker 3 - Lowri Davies BVSc Dip ACVSMR MRCVS, Specialist in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation

Dr Lowri Davies graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1992 and developed her interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation whilst working in specialist equine practice. In 2004 she established the SMART Referral Centre - the first specialised sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic for small animals in the UK. The clinics have a large, Europe wide client base and Lowri regularly lectures around the world. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2016 and is currently president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine association. Lowri is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Royal Society of Medicine and the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association. 
Lowri has contributed to a number of texts on pain management and rehabilitation as well as authoring “Care of the Canine Athlete”.

When not at work, Lowri enjoys travelling - preferably somewhere she can climb a mountain, ski down a mountain or ride across several mountains.Image attachment

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Speaker 2 - Mathilde Granger, DVM, Dip A.Phys, MRCVS

Mathilde qualified as a vet in 2002 in France (National Veterinary School of Alfort) and passed her Intership in small animal medicine and surgery the year after. For a few years, she worked as a small animal vet in France and in the UK. In 2012, she passed the exam for the Diploma of Animal Physiotherapy with The College of Animal Physiotherapy and went on to developing the rehabilitation centre at Langford Vets, University of Bristol. Since 2016, she has created Vet&Physio Ltd, a small animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre based in Somerset, UK. She is particularly interested in looking after older pets and chronic pain patients, so she is continuing to study in acupuncture and integrated care, to support even better our beloved pets in their late years.
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Speaker 2 - Mathilde Granger, DVM, Dip A.Phys, MRCVS

Mathilde qualified as a vet in 2002 in France (National Veterinary School of Alfort) and passed her Intership in small animal medicine and surgery the year after. For a few years, she worked as a small animal vet in France and in the UK. In 2012, she passed the exam for the Diploma of Animal Physiotherapy with The College of Animal Physiotherapy and went on to developing the rehabilitation centre at Langford Vets, University of Bristol. Since 2016, she has created Vet&Physio Ltd, a small animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre based in Somerset, UK. She is particularly interested in looking after older pets and chronic pain patients, so she is continuing to study in acupuncture and integrated care, to support even better our beloved pets in their late years.Image attachment

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Speaker 1 - Gwen Covey-Crump BVetMed, CertVA, Dip.ECVAA, MRCVS, CertVetAc(IVAS)
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

After qualifying in 2001 from the Royal Veterinary College, London, Gwen has spent periods in small animal general practice and 16years in referral practice at University of Cambridge and Bristol Vet Schools. She became European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2011.

Whilst maintaining clinical anaesthesia practice, Gwen now focuses her energies working alongside 3 physiotherapists in the Small Animal Rehabilitation and Pain Management Service at Langford Vets, and collaborating with specialist colleagues in surgery, neurology, oncology and medicine. In collaboration with Canine Arthritis Management, an organisation set up to increase awareness of chronic pain in dogs amongst pet owners and veterinary professionals, she provides specialist advisory and educational services. Areas of interest include human factors in the veterinary clinical workplace, established and emerging therapies for chronic pain and the relationship between pain and behaviour in non-verbal species.

To relax Gwen has a dog to amuse and exercise plus a room stuffed with sewing and upholstery projects on the go.
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📣 Meet our speakers 📣

Speaker 1 - Gwen Covey-Crump BVetMed, CertVA, Dip.ECVAA, MRCVS, CertVetAc(IVAS)
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

After qualifying in 2001 from the Royal Veterinary College, London, Gwen has spent periods in small animal general practice and 16years in referral practice at University of Cambridge and Bristol Vet Schools. She became European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2011. 

Whilst maintaining clinical anaesthesia practice, Gwen now focuses her energies working alongside 3 physiotherapists in the Small Animal Rehabilitation and Pain Management Service at Langford Vets, and collaborating with specialist colleagues in surgery, neurology, oncology and medicine. In collaboration with Canine Arthritis Management, an organisation set up to increase awareness of chronic pain in dogs amongst pet owners and veterinary professionals, she provides specialist advisory and educational services. Areas of interest include human factors in the veterinary clinical workplace, established and emerging therapies for chronic pain and the relationship between pain and behaviour in non-verbal species.

To relax Gwen has a dog to amuse and exercise plus a room stuffed with sewing and upholstery projects on the go.Image attachment

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Timeline PhotosInternational Society of Feline Medicine have opened up access to their webinars for FREE during this period. You can access over 40 webinars on a range of topics including anaesthesia and analgesia, behaviour, emergency and critical care. Veterinary surgeons and nurses are invited to register for the ISFM webinar channel via bit.ly/2Xh6rEb

In addition to this, International Cat Care have also released a free webinar for cat owners entitled ‘COVID-19 – meeting your cats needs’ which is presented by world-renowned cat behaviour counsellor Vicky Halls. To register for this free webinar, please visit bit.ly/34iaS33

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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 preventively 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
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