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Nottingham’s Vet School launches MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy

Jennifer Parker
15 November 2017, at 11:04am

A new master’s degree is being launched by the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham. From September 2018, the university will be offering an MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course over three years, with the option of receiving a PGDip Veterinary Physiotherapy after two years. Graduates will be able to practise as veterinary physiotherapists with either. 

The course will be delivered at the University’s Sutton Bonington campus at weekends and will be led by Dr Richard Payne, assistant professor of veterinary anatomy. The course was developed by Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training, but is being transferred to Nottingham due to an increasing number of applicants. Much of the practical teaching will be delivered by qualified veterinary physiotherapists, both on campus and at their own practices. Students will be qualified as veterinary physiotherapists after two years; the third year for the MSc will revolve around research for a dissertation. Students can expect to come away with a range of practical skills such as physiotherapy, electrotherapy and exercise programming.