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Veterinary Physiotherapy MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to enhance competency in existing therapists and to help students with less experience achieve their goal as capable and knowledgeable veterinary physiotherapists. The programme offers successful students the opportunity to become part of the existing para-professional cache of veterinary physiotherapists by developing excellent understanding and knowledge of anatomical structure in relation to function, treatment, rehabilitation of a variety of animals and of course business skills for those who plan to be self-employed.

This exciting course is recognised by RAMP, Accredited by AHPR and supported by NAVP. The programme is designed to develop the skills of the student to support veterinary surgeons in the rehabilitation of a variety of species and will in particular focus on equine and canine patients. It will also focus on supporting equine and canine athletes both during competition and for recovery. A successful veterinary physiotherapist will soon find that demand for their services outstrips their availability as there are a limited number of qualified therapists in the industry.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



This is semester 1 and semester 2 module. This module will demonstrate to the student the importance of the kinematics and kinetics of locomotion. It will also include numerous practical and video sessions, which help to develop the skills to identify gait abnormalities and asymmetry in animals. The information will help the student to link functional findings to structural abnormalities both from veterinary examination and poor body balance and posture demonstrated by the animal. This module includes the use of some exciting gait analysis software programmes that can be used for research and working within industry. This module will include gait evaluation in dogs, horses and cattle.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Studentss will normally hold a 2.1 or 1st class Honours degree in Animal Science or a related subject (Equine Science, Zoology, Bioveterinary Science, Veterinary Nursing) or a therapy degree (such as, Equine Sports Therapy, Animal Therapy or Human Sports Therapy).