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Lauren Hunt

Lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Writtle School of Agriculture, Animal and Environmental Sciences
Research Supervision:

Lauren joined ARU in March 2024 and is a Lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy. She has been a qualified vet physio since 2018 with a passion for electrotherapies, specifically photobiomodulation.

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Lauren gained her Certificate in Higher Education Practice in 2021 and is a member of the FHEA as well as RAMP and IAVRPT. She established the Canine Rehabilitation Clinic and maintains the industry link between ARU and Essex Police Dog Section and earned Chief Constable’s Certificate of Merit.

In 2018, Lauren completed her Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Writtle University College, graduating with distinction. She joined the veterinary physiotherapy lecturing team and in 2021 completed her PG Certificate in Higher Education Practice.

Since graduation, Lauren has obtained her Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy and gained experience working in rehabilitation centres and with Essex Police.

Lauren has a particular interest in photobiomodulation. She showcased her research at the World Association of Laser Therapy (WALT) and the International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT) conferences in 2018. She regularly speaks at London Vet Show for Pioneer Veterinary Products in collaboration with MultiRadiance Medical.

Currently, Lauren divides her time between ARU in Writtle and Nottingham Vet School, where she contributes to the MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy programme.

Research interests
  • Electrotherapies – photobiomodulation specifically
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Canine rehabilitation/exercise supports/equipment
Areas of research supervision
  • Canine Physiotherapy
  • Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy
  • PG Certificate in Higher Education Practice
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Register for Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP)
  • International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT)
  • Brand Ambassador for OnlinePetHealth
Selected recent publications

Hunt, L. and Gill, R.L. (2018). Comparison of the effectiveness of Photobiomodulation (PBM) on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) between Class IIIb and IV Laser and at high and low doses. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

Recent presentations and conferences
  • BVA Live & London Vet Show 2022
  • London Vet Show 2023
  • WALT 2024