Lisa has over 20 years industry experience; with the past 6 focusing heavily on small animal rehabilitation.
Her career began in Canada where she completed her Veterinary Technician degree. She came to England in 1996 and began working for the RSPCA Harmsworth Animal Hospital in London, as a Veterinary Nurse. During her time here she gained a wealth of experience with a variety of species and left to locum across the UK to further build her skills and experience. Whilst locuming Lisa was able to explore the full extent of the animal welfare field and soon realised she had a passion for dogs.
Lisa went on to volunteer with two highly regarded dog training clubs in London – The London Canine Training Establishment and the Hammersmith DTC and progressed her knowledge and employment into the this area.
She soon took employment in Battersea Dogs’ Home newly formed behavioural rehabilitation department and in time moved on to manage the Manchester Dogs’ Home for a 10 year period, implementing progressive behavioral programs and assessment techniques that would see thousands of dogs rehomed successfully.
Lisa requalified into veterinary rehabilitation to enable her to step wideways in the veterinary industry and currently runs a number of rehabilitation clinics across the Greater Manchester area working closely with veterinary surgeons and hydrotherapists to ensure the best possible recovery for her patients.
Lisa holds qualifications in Veterinary Science, Veterinary Physiotherapy, Canine Massage Therapy and Canine Behaviour as well as qualifications in teaching and assessing adult learners.
She is a registered Veterinary Physiotherapist with the International Association for Animal Therapists (IAAT) and the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) and is an active committee member for the International Association for Animal Therapists (IAAT) and the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).
Lisa also teaches and instructs on The College of Animal Physiotherapy Diploma course and develops her own CPD and workshops aimed at the small animal rehabilitation community.