The College of Animal Physiotherapy
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WHY TRAIN WITH US?

We are the original route of training for animal physiotherapy. In the past couple of years, some new courses have come to the market. So why should you choose to train with us?:

Experience

Animal Physiotherapy started here. Our president Sherry Scott is the most experienced animal physiotherapist in the country with over 30 years of experience in the business. Fred Lawrence has over 20 years experience and 10 years ago his wife Katie came aboard. Over the past 25 years or so we have trained many animal physiotherapists worldwide. In fact, the majority of animal/veterinary physiotherapists in the UK (non human based) have trained with us. Since launching our Diploma in 2003 we have trained over 120 students. There is not much we haven't seen either. Between us we have treated over 100,000 cases! We have been at the cutting edge of animal physiotherapy training, development of equipment and research for many years. Our expertise is unrivalled! Click here to read more about our history.

Flexibility

Over the past 8 years we have worked on making our courses as flexible as possible. The Diploma was originally designed to take 1 year but, as it is fully flexible, it can take up to 3 years to complete. Study is at the students own pace with full support. The Diploma can be studied around full time employment. Practical training days are situated around the country. These are also very flexible. For our foreign students, practical training can either be carried out in our training bases in New Zealand or South Africa or students can source a local animal physiotherapy centre or travel to the UK. We also offer a one or two year interest free payment option.

Friendship and support

We pride ourselves on the friendship and support that we give to each student. We care about each student and we care about making them the best animal physiotherapist we can. For us that means support and friendship. If you choose to train with us you will always have access to help and advice when it is needed. Throughout the course we provide comprehensive feedback, personal to you. We also provide networking opportunities with fellow students so that you can support each other. As we genuinely care about your success we also support you once you have qualified. We are always on hand to support you in your career and help you in any way we can. We are still friends with many students we trained years ago. "The team at TCAP have been fully supportive, friendly and approachable throughout the whole course and since qualifying this has continued" Catriona Goulding.

Dedicated excellence

We are dedicated to animal physiotherapy training. Our courses are not offered alongside a selection of courses on other subjects. Animal physiotherapy is our specialist area and has been for over 30 years. We continually strive to improve our standards and incorporate new research and technology to help us. We are in control of our training. Although we are officially accredited we remain an independent organisation. We do not rely on other organisations for our success. We stand by vocational training as the best form of training for animal physiotherapists. Animal physiotherapy is a practical job and we believe it cannot be taught in a classroom. Although we have strict guidelines to adhere to, we are free to tailor our training for each student. To give individual students the help that they specifically need is what sets our training apart from others.

Mileage

Our training is a proven route. Our graduates work purely under veterinary referral. We have past students working in veterinary centres, rehabilitation centres, colleges, and even in large organisations such as Harrods! Amongst our graduates who work freelance we have physios working on top competition and team horses.

Recognition and accreditation

There is no official recognition within the veterinary industry for outside courses in animal physiotherapy. However, unofficially we are very well recognised. Many veterinary practices have sponsored their staff though our training so that they can then offer their physiotherapy skills to their clients. We regularly receive recommendations from vets and other professionals. We are an accredited learning provider with the open and distance learning quality council (ODLQC). The ODLQC is the UK guardian of quality in open and distance learning. As part of our accreditation we have been assessed on numerous occasions by specialist assessors. These have been veterinary surgeons of high regard. These vets assessed our course material and shadowed us on practical training days and on all occasions we were awarded our accreditation partially based on their reports. Our courses are also accredited with the British Veterinary Nursing Association. The BVNA have also assessed our course material. We are one of only a few organisations to be awarded this accreditation.

Life as an Animal Physiotherapist

Life as an Animal Physiotherapist involves working under Veterinary referral to provide treatment and rehabilitation for animals. Animal Physiotherapy is an exciting and rewarding career. The most essential requirement is that you have a natural affinity with animals. find out more

Why Train with Us?

We are the original route of training for animal physiotherapy. In the past couple of years, some new courses have come to the market. So why should you choose to train with us? find out more

We currently have over 70 students worldwide.

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