ABOUT NP VET PHYSIO
NP Vet Physio is owned and run by Nickie Percival. Nickie is a fully qualified and insured Veterinary Physiotherapist and is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).
Nickie works as part of a multidisciplinary team, involving vets, farriers, saddlers and other therapists. Nickie completes regular CPD, ensuring she is always up to date with the latest professional developments and is committed to continually furthering her learning to best help your animals.
WHAT IS VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Veterinary physiotherapy is used alongside veterinary care to help in the treatment or long-term management of many musculoskeletal or neurological injuries and conditions. It assists rehabilitation of the animal, with the aims of reducing pain, improving movement, and restoring normal muscle control and function. Veterinary physiotherapy can also be used for performance development of the animal athlete, helping to try to minimise the risk of injury whilst maximising the performance of competitive or working animals.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, First Class
- MSc (Master's) Veterinary Physiotherapy, Distinction
Nickie graduated from the University of Leicester in 2015 with a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology. She then worked for several years, gaining experience in setting up and running health services and educational events before deciding to pursue her dream career working with animals, qualifying as a Veterinary Physiotherapist from the University of Nottingham in 2021. Nickie completed her Master's (MSc) Thesis whilst setting up and running her business, graduating from the University of Nottingham in December 2022.
Animals have always been a huge part of Nickie's life, being happiest when around her own dog, Noodle, who we very sadly lost in 2023 at over 15 years old, and her horse, Raeya.
Having studied Psychology first, Nickie also has a keen interest in animal-owner interactions and explaining concepts to clients with a friendly and empathetic attitude so that they can understand how to help their animal.
She would love to work with you and your own animal(s) and is always happy to develop individual plans so please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.