Gill has had an affinity for animals and in
particular horses since a very young age. Her love for animals has
grown over the years and following many years of lessons and hard
work helping at yards her efforts were rewarded with her first pony,
Opal, at the age of 13. This blossomed into a successful show
jumping hobby and later dressage as well with her current horse
Gill has also had dogs all her life and been
brought up around gun dogs, breeding some in previous years, and
having a strong interest in the use of working dogs in all
She has worked on many yards and has seen a
variety of aspects of the industry from showing and dressage to
eventing and national hunt. Alongside this work Gill has gained her
BHS stages up to stage 3 and aspires to gain BHS AI in years to
Inspiration to follow a career in
physiotherapy came from her mother, who is a chartered physiotherapist.
Combining this aspiration with her love of animals was an obvious
choice particularly as she was keen to learn how to treat her own
horse following an injury.
Therefore, after gaining a 2;1 in International
Equine and Agricultural Business Studies at the Royal
Agricultural University, Gill decided to study at Harper Adams
University and qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist with the
National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), an
organisation well respected by Vets and other professionals alike.
All treatments are done after
veterinary consent to treat.
This procedure is part of The Veterinary
Surgery (Exemption) Order 1962, which states "all
physiotherapy treatment undertaken must be under
DO NOT let anyone treat your animals
without veterinary consent.