Who is behind Lynch Veterinary Physiotherapy?
My name is Anne-Marie Lynch, AdvCertVPhys, Cert ClinEd (Acc Mdx)
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.
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.