MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy

  • Available in Clearing 2024
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Why study a Veterinary Physiotherapy degree?

Study a range of subjects, from hands-on therapies and electrotherapies to biomechanics and sports medicine, with our industry-recognised Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy.

Our four-year course includes a year of Masters-level study, leading to the MVetPhys qualification. It’s the first MVetPhys in the UK accredited by the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).

As a student in Writtle, you’ll get practical, hands-on experience in specialist facilities including our equine and canine therapy centres.

Your studies will involve both large and companion animals, with a particular focus on horses and dogs.

You'll be taught by highly qualified and experienced veterinary physiotherapists and veterinary surgeons.

Our veterinary surgeons help to teach subjects such as anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Meanwhile, our veterinary physiotherapists, who have extensive experience in equine hydrotherapy and canine rehabilitation, will be lecturing in rehabilitation, remedial exercise programmes and electrotherapy.

As a graduate, you can apply to be a fully registered veterinary physiotherapist.

You’ll also be able to join the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) and the Animal Health Professions' Register (AHPR).

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Hands-on learning

Study to become a veterinary physiotherapist at ARU in Writtle and:

  • use specialist campus facilities including our equine and canine therapy centres
  • explore therapeutic techniques, exercise, sports medicine and rehabilitation
  • learn from experienced veterinary surgeons and physiotherapists
  • gain valuable experience with a series of clinical rotations.
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National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists

Our MVetPhys degree is supported by the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP). As a graduate, you'll be able to apply for membership of the NAVP and become a fully registered veterinary physiotherapist.

Accreditation

Two logos: Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners and Animal Health Professions' Register

Accredited by RAMP and AHPR

Our course is accredited by the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) and the Animal Health Professions' Register (AHPR). It allows direct entry onto both registers when you graduate.

Careers

As a graduate of our MVetPhys degree, you'll be ready to work as a veterinary physiotherapist.

You'll be eligible for direct access to the Animal Health Professions' Register (AHPR), and direct entry onto the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).

Having a Level 7 (Masters) qualification also opens up other career possibilities, for example you might return to academia as a lecturer, undertake a research programme, or explore other roles that require a postgraduate qualification.

Apply now for MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy

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