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I only work with dogs that have a signed veterinary consent form and adhere to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. Any therapist not requiring veterinary consent is acting outside of the law.


​The Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 2015 allows for the treatment of animals by physiotherapy, provided that the animal has first been seen by a veterinary surgeon who has diagnosed the condition and decided that it should be treated by physiotherapy under his/her direction. 'Physiotherapy' is interpreted as including all kinds of manipulative therapy (therefore including Galen Myotherapy®).

​You can download the vet consent form here or I can send it to on your behalf.

Dogs often take their time to settle and give the therapist permission to treat them, this is especially common for the first treatment and so actual hands-on treatment time may only be 10 minutes or so but even a small amount of hands-on treatment can be incredibly powerful and bring about positive changes for your dog.

Treatment is the dog’s choice, I treat at ground level so they are free to leave. This approach allows the dog to be in control of their treatment and facilitates excellent results as well as buy-in from the dog.


A dog will often ‘present’ an area to the therapist that they would like treated and it may be that the whole treatment is carried out in this area but everything in the body is connected even just massaging one area will positively influence the whole body and all body systems


Your dog may display a variety of signs throughout the treatment. Some may be a neural response such as stretching, twitching or licking; some may be signs of relaxation and contentment and some may be signs of discomfort. I will keep a close eye on your dog throughout the treatment and stop or adapt treatment if they are displaying any signs that they are not happy with the area being treated or indeed being treated at all.

Veterinary consent


Vets do not usually charge for this service however if they have not seen your dog for a while, they may require you to visit to check for any changes in your dog’s health and ensure it is safe for me to treat them.


You can download an editable vet consent form here and send it to your vet or if you would prefer me to send it for you just let me know.



Prior to the first treatment you will be asked to complete a questionnaire and provide some photos and videos of your dog so that I can carry out a postural assessment in advance. This includes the Galen Comfort Scale© which we use to track the, often subtle, changes myotherapy brings about.


Please allow 60-90 minutes.



During this treatment we will discuss how your dog responded to the previous treatments and any changes you have noticed. 

After the final treatment we will complete the Galen Comfort Scale© again and send a report to your vet. 

Please allow up to 60 minutes. 

Actual hands-on treatment is a maximum of 45 minutes.



Many dogs benefit from regular maintenance treatments, the interval being dependent on the dog and their comfort levels.

Maintenance treatments are also great for working and sporting dogs to keep them in top condition.

Please allow up to 60 minutes.

Actual hands-on treatment is a maximum of 45 minutes.


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