Stephanie Morgan, BSc (Hons), MSc Vet Phys, MNAVP
Having grown up in an animal mad family, surrounded by horses, cats, dogs and a host of small furred and feathered pets, I began working with animals aged 15, when I started work as a part-time veterinary receptionist alongside studying for my GCSEs. After completing my A-Levels, I went to the University of Wales, Aberystywyth, to study Equine Science, graduating with my BSc (Hons) in 2003. I spent a year in Equine practice as an Equine Veterinary Assistant and Yard Manager before returning to small animal practice as a Client Accounts Manager and progressing to the role of Practice Manager, which I have held in both First-Opinion and Referral practices.
While I enjoyed the challenges of practice management and the people with whom I worked, I longed to be working with animals again and in 2012 began studying for my post-graduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Harper-Adams University. I graduated in 2014 and began treating animals in the South-East of England while continuing to work full-time as a Veterinary Practice Manager. In July 2015 my fiancée and I relocated to Norfolk, where I began to offer private canine and equine appointments as well as working part-time for a world-renowned small animal referral centre just outside Newmarket, treating orthopaedic and neurology inpatients as well as outpatients, including the use of an underwater treadmill. During this time, I completed my Masters Research Project and achieved my MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in September 2017. I now offer appointments for canine and feline patients in a fabulous small animal Veterinary Practice in Watton and see both canine and equine cases privately outside my "normal" working hours. I offer both evening and Saturday appointments to fit in with my clients' busy work schedules!
When I can find a spare moment, I am also busy caring for my own dogs and horses, and am a keen competitor in eventing, dressage and show jumping. At a moment, I am in the interesting in-between phase, having very sadly recently lost my lovely 22-year-old mare, Dancer, and bringing on my home-produced warmblood and my ex-racehorse to (hopefully) begin their eventing careers. I have therefore decided to start a blog which charts the highs and lows of retraining babies whilst trying to fit in building a business, holding down a job (or two), oh, and juggling this with a new (human) baby! Just go to the Flying Physio tab to find out about our latest shenanigans.
Qualifications & Memberships
BSc (Hons) Equine Science (2003)
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
PgD Veterinary Physiotherapy (2014)
Harper Adams University
MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy (2017)
Harper Adams University
Member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists