Get to Know your Vet Physio

For those of who who maybe aren't aware, my name is Lynsey Tanner and I am the owner of Vetannery Physiotherapy.

Left: Me treating Melka with the Photizo. Middle:(L to R) Melka, Petra and Buster. Right: Tess our sheepdog.

I grew up on a farm in south County Wexford, Ireland where my dad still farms cattle and sheep and we keep hens. We currently have 4 dogs and 2 cats. One rather timid sheepdog (Tess) and three very excitable Flat-coated Retrievers (Petra, Melka and Buster). Charlie and Ellie are just about the most opposite of siblings that you could find, they look nothing alike, and they fight like cat and dog - pardon the pun.

Left: Charlie. Right: Ellie

In regard to horses, I took riding lessons for about a year when I was about 10. We then had a pony, Copper, for a number of years following that who sadly passed away in 2016.

I always knew I wanted to work with animals - especially dogs - but it wasn't until 2013 that I discovered exactly what I wanted to do. Our childhood dog who was just 13 at the time, was clipped by a car and her pelvis was fractured. During her recovery, I had never felt so useless in my life as I did seeing her in such pain and not being able to help fix it. It was during that time that I decided I wanted a career in rehabilitation, to be able to help other dogs during times like this and give them a better chance for recovery than what my dog had.

I carried out my degree in Zoology at UCD, dreaming about the day I could work with animals. I found a Master's in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Writtle University and have so far achieved my PgDip and am working on my MSc dissertation.

Now, I've been lucky enough to be able to set up my own business, provide a mobile service across the county and carry out clinics 2 days a week at a well-known and extremely renowned veterinary practice in Wexford town.

I do my best to try and educate the owners on what their pet is going through to achieve understanding and cooperation as best I can. One of the obstacles I face in this profession is that in Ireland, it is rather in it's infancy.

Thank you for taking the time to read this short biography piece.

If you'd like more information or would like to enquire about any of our services, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Please note that Veterinary Physiotherapy is not a replacement for Veterinary Medical treatment by your Vet. Also, no treatment can be administered by a Veterinary Physiotherapist without permission by your Vet.