Who is behind Lynch Veterinary Physiotherapy?
My name is Anne-Marie Lynch, AdvCertVPhys
I’m a fully qualified, registered and insured Veterinary Physiotherapist, focusing on the treatment of small animals (mainly dogs) and horses. I am based in the northwest of Ireland, covering Leitrim and surrounding counties. I am available to travel further, depending on numbers of animals to be treated.
What services do I provide?
I provide a mobile physiotherapy service, treating your animal in your own home, livery yard, or at your vet’s practice. Alternatively, your dog can be treated at my home if preferred.
What’s my background?
I have been involved with dogs and horses for much of my life. I learned to ride at a young age and competed in show jumping for several years at an amateur level. Although my heart always lay in working with animals, I ended up working in business for many years. Subsequently, I re-trained as a dog groomer and opened my own business in 2008, grooming all breeds & ages of dogs. Over the years, I saw many dogs with musculoskeletal issues that I felt could benefit from physiotherapy.
Returning to education in 2014 I studied for the Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy with CEP Training in the UK, accredited by Middlesex University and successfully qualified in July 2016. Currently, I am studying for the Clinical Educator Certificate, run by CEP Training and accredited by Middlesex University and on completion, I plan to complete the MSc in Professional Practice in Veterinary Physiotherapy.
During my physiotherapy training, I spent time at various equine yards in the UK working with show jumpers, eventers, thoroughbreds and family hacks. I also worked with both companion, working and agility dogs with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological problems.
I attend CPD events as often as possible. The most recent ones were a seminar looking at the impact of saddle fit on the horse’s back; an equine limb dissection to better understand the structures within the horse’s limbs that tend to cause the most trouble; a 2-day workshop learning Daniel Kamen’s manipulation techniques for horses.
I hold a Canine First Responder certificate.