Megan Bliss

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

Megan is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy and Canine Therapy at ARU in Writtle. She's also course leader for our BSc (Hons) Canine Therapy degree. As well as teaching, Megan is a Canine Clinic Co-ordinator and works in the Canine Rehabilitation Clinic on campus, practising veterinary physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.

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Having studied at Writtle, Megan graduated in 2019 and specialised in canine physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. In 2020, Megan joined the Veterinary Physiotherapy and Canine lecturing team.

As one of our Canine Rehabilitation Clinic physiotherapists and hydrotherapists, Megan and provides treatment for canine patients in a commercial setting. She has a special interest in canine hydrotherapy and has published research looking at the range of motion of canines in the underwater treadmill.

Megan has a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy, a Level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy certificate and a Level 4 Advanced Canine Aquatic Treadmill unit certificate. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests
  • Canine hydrotherapy
  • Manual therapies
  • Remedial rehabilitation exercises
Areas of research supervision
  • Canine hydrotherapy
  • Manual therapies
  • Remedial rehabilitation exercises
  • MVetPhys, Veterinary Physiotherapy, Writtle University College
  • Level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy, SEG awards
  • Level 4 Diploma in Canine Hydrotherapy (Adv Canine Aquatic Treadmill techniques), SEG awards
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Essex
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners
  • Canine Hydrotherapy Association
Selected recent publications

Bliss, M., Terry, J., & de Godoy, R. F., 2022. Limbs kinematics of dogs exercising at different water levels on the underwater treadmill. Veterinary Medicine and Science, 1–8. Available at: