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ABOUT

Kirsten McAndrew

Kirsten McAndrew MCSP +ACPAT CAT A

Owner

I'm a qualified human physiotherapist with a passion for horses and dogs.  What better way to combine passion and career by becoming a Veterinary physiotherapist.

I started working as physiotherapist in England and moved through NHS and private clinical positions until I decided that I had to pursue another passion - horses.

 

Thanks to Mediclinic Middle East I was able to pursue a career in muscoskeletal physiotherapy whilst studying my Msc in Veterinary Physiotherapy through Liverpool University Veterinary School.

I have always enjoyed my sports, including windsurfing, sailing, skydiving, wakeboarding and snowboarding.  It may come as no surprise that I have also had my fair share of accidents which have required the expertise of a good physiotherapist or two!

However my life long love affair has been with horses and my dogs.  I wanted to share my skills used on humans with animals.  These lovely creatures give their all and ask nothing in return.  I felt it was time for me to give them the love, care and support they need to enable them to recover fully from injury, rehabilitation and generally trying to keep them as fit and healthy as possible.

I opened Physio Evolution in 2017- the first and only independently licensed Animal Physiotherapy company in the UAE and now have an excellent team of 3 other Qualified Veterinary Physiotherapists to help me provide the best possible rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy care for all animals in the UAE.

Qualifications

 

Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Coventry University, England, UK 2010

 

 

PGDIP Veterinary Physio ACPAT cat A, Liverpool University, England, UK 2016

Qualified Dry Needling practitioner - Humans + Veterinary 

Memberships
HCPC
MSCP
ACPAT
DHA

Nicola Liversage

 

Vet Physiotherapist

 

My name is Nicola, and I'm a qualified veterinary physiotherapist. I am from South Africa and have completed my studies there in 2022 at Equine-Librium institution. I lived and worked in 2023 in the countryside near Cape Town, where I exercised my passion for working with animals, treating both small and large animals.

I enjoy the outdoors, socializing, and traveling.
Even though I love and miss my home country, the people, and the place, I could not resist the opportunity to move and work abroad. To experience different places, people, and cultures. Most importantly, I could not resist the opportunity to be a part of the vision Kirsten - owner of Physio Evolution - has for the company and to be part of the team with the exciting growth ahead.

At the end of the day, I find my job most rewarding when I can make a difference in the animal, as well as their owner's lives, and being able to support them through difficult times.

Dubai has welcomed me with warm hearts, and I look forward to spending my time here and making a difference with my new team #PhysioEvolution

Nicola
Liversage

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Qualifications

Bsc Veterinary Physiotherapy, Equine-Librium College, South Africa, 2022

 

 

Hills VNA Canine nutrition level 1 and 2 , Hills pet nutrition, Hout Bay, SA

Memberships
South African Veterinary Council

Harriet Wiltshire

Harriet Wiltshire

 

Veterinary Physiotherapist

 

I'm originally from the UK which is where I completed my masters degree in veterinary physiotherapy and graduated in 2020.

I've always been a huge animal lover so a career with animals was a lifelong goal for me. When I turned 18 I travelled for 2 years throughout Asia and Australia and it was working in the outback on an equine polocrosse yard that I discovered veterinary physiotherapy as a career path. I moved home to pursue my degree and never looked back.

Being a true lover of travel, I always promised myself if I got the chance to work abroad in my specialism I would take it. Dubai has been the perfect stepping stone for me to combine my love for my work with the desire to meet new people, explore new places and immerse myself in different cultures. Making a difference to the lives of animals and the lives of owners makes each and every day hugely rewarding for me and I'm very excited for what the future has in store.

Qualifications

MSCi Veterinary Physiotherapy, University of Essex, Englansd UK

 

Equinology Canine Body Worker (CCBW), Equinology, UK 

Memberships
RAMP
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Ashleigh Nicholas

Hi there! I'm Ashleigh, a South African registered veterinary physiotherapist.

 

My journey into this incredible field began with my very first dog, a rescue who faced the challenges of epilepsy and a femoral head excision. He was a boerboel, a large breed, and his struggles inspired me to find ways to help him. That's when I discovered the transformative power of physiotherapy for dogs. My furry companion's resilience and bravery fueled my determination to complete my studies and become the best veterinary physiotherapist I could be. I wanted to offer him the best care possible, and he surpassed all expectations by outliving the predictions made by veterinarians by an incredible six years.

 

Witnessing the life-changing impact of physiotherapy firsthand, I developed an insatiable curiosity for new techniques and approaches. I am always eager to try new things and continuously learn, ensuring that I can provide the best possible care for every animal I have the privilege of treating.

 

While I am passionate about all aspects of veterinary physiotherapy, my special focus lies in spinal injuries and neurological conditions. I have dedicated myself to understanding these complex conditions and developing effective treatment plans to improve the quality of life for animals facing these challenges.

 

Additionally, I have a soft spot for geriatric dogs, as their unique needs and care requirements resonate deeply with me. In my career, I have had the privilege of working with K9 law enforcement dogs and sports dogs, honing my skills and expertise in these specialized areas. I also make it a point to prioritize rescue cases, ensuring that animals in need receive the care and attention they deserve.

 

I am truly passionate about what I do, and I believe that every animal deserves the opportunity to live their best life. Through my dedication, ongoing learning, and commitment to excellence, I strive to make a positive impact on the lives of the animals I serve. I look forward to the opportunity to provide exceptional care for your beloved pets and to work together towards their well-being and recovery.

Ashleigh
Nicholas

Qualifications

Bsc equivalent 4 year Veterinary Physiotherapy, Equine-Librium College, South Africa, 2020

 

Memberships
South African Veterinary Council
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