Meet The Team
Georgina Plummer RVN MCHA
Director of The Animal Rehab Clinic
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Hydrotherapist
George qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2011 from Harper Adams University College. George started her career working within a large referral hospital where she nursed and helped to rehabilitate post operative soft tissue, orthopedic and neurological patients.
She gained a passion for rehabilitation early on and completed further education at Hawksmoor hydrotherapy center to become a registered canine hydrotherapist with the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).
She is also currently undertaking a diploma in Animal Physiotherapy so she can enhance her bespoke hydrotherapy service at The Animal Rehab Clinic.
When not at the clinic George enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her border collie Riley and cat Brady.
Sarah Carter PGDip Animal Phys, MCHA, MIAAT
Lucy Hewlett MCHA
Small Animal Level 3
Lucy qualified as a small animal hydrotherapist in 2019 with Hawksmoor hydrotherapy center and is a member of the canine hydrotherapy association. Lucy has a passion for working with our pool clients helping them to gain strength and encourage range of movement using the aid of the warm water.
When Lucy is not in the clinic you can find her over the stables looking after over 30 horses. Lucy is a show jumper and eventer. She has won many prestigious awards through her horse riding career to include her win at
Blue Chip Championship.
Working with horses for the majority of her life has given her a keen eye for assessing gait patterns and lameness. You can find Lucy working at the clinic on Thursday evenings.
The Animal Rehab Clinic Hydrotherapy Team
Sarah has worked with dogs in a behavioural capacity for the past 10 years, but started to notice a link between pain and behavioural changes, this started her on her rehabilitation journey and is now hooked.
Sarah studied and completed her Certificate in Canine Sports Massage back in 2017 but still wanted to learn more so started her PGDip in Canine Physiotherapy through The College of Animal Physiotherapy, her dissertation 'Can Physiotheraputic Intervention speed up the process of a Behavioural Modification Plan' helped to secure a distinction for her final grade. Not one to sit back, Sarah then completed her Level 3 qualification in hydrotherapy with Greyfriars.
Sarah has a great empathy for dogs, combine this with her behavioural experience she loves helping our more nervous clients feel comfortable quicker.
When Sarah is not working at the clinic she spends her time working for a charity called Veterans With Dogs where she fulfils various roles including fostering lots of dogs with the help of her two children.
Helen Matyear RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Helen qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2018 and has worked in first opinion and referral practices with orthopaedic, soft tissue and neurological patients. It was while first working in referral as an Animal Care Assistant that Helen developed a love for all things rehab and started training with George in hydrotherapy. Helen had to put Hydrotherapy on hold whilst completing her Veterinary Nursing qualification but has now decided to get back into the water and is completing her Hydrotherapy Training with Hawksmoor.
Having started her career in animal rescue with the RSPCA Helen also has a passion for rescue work and animal welfare. When not at the clinic Helen enjoys going for dog walks with her rescue staffy Lily and spending time with family and friends.
Kat Clarke ACPAT Physiotherapy Team
Chartered Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC, MSc (Vet Phys), ACPAT Cat ‘A’
Kat qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Huddersfield in 2007. Kat worked in a variety of NHS settings and progressed to be a Senior Physiotherapist within Paediatric Neurology. In 2015, Kat qualified in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Liverpool University, completing her masters project in Canine Rehabilitation techniques with distinction.
She now treats a mixture of dogs, horses and children through her private physiotherapy business. Kat has a love and passion for working with and being around animals ever since working at her local riding school as a teenager. Kat and her rescue collie cross, Fly, spend most of their spare time bonding through obedience training and competing in agility.
For more information on Kat Clarke Physiotherapy please visit their website www.katclarkephysio.co.uk
BSc(Hons), MCSP, HPC,
PGDip (Vet Phys.) ACPAT CAT A
Emily qualified in human Physiotherapy in 2018; she continues to work in the NHS, working within elderly care and rehabilitation since graduating. Always having the intention of working with animals, Emily studied alongside her Undergraduate degree to become a Canine Hydrotherapist and qualified in 2016. Emily has worked as a Canine Hydrotherapist whilst further studying to expand her skills in Veterinary Physiotherapy. Her time as a hydrotherapist has enabled her to develop a great eye for canine biomechanics, a sensitive approach in her handling and experience working with a wide variety of breeds & personalities. Emily went on to graduate from Hartpury University 2020 with a PGDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy.
Emily is passionate about treating dogs, but will eagerly treat any animal, and it is her life goal to treat an alpaca! Emily spends most of her spare time with her lurcher, Wiggles & two rabbits, Perla and Suzy. You will often find her moochin
Alex qualified as a human Physiotherapist in 2006 and continues to work in the NHS as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and within hydrotherapy services. Since qualifying as a veterinary physiotherapist she has worked in a small animal referral hospital (treating both inpatients and outpatients) providing hydrotherapy as part of the rehabilitation programme and explored the local countryside treating a wide range of equine patients.
Alex has a keen interest in preventative medicine and prehabilitation (in both her human and animal work!). Aiming to prevent an impact on quality of life and preparing those who need surgical intervention to have the best possible outcome.
BSc(Hons), MCSP, HPC, PGDip (Vet Phys.) ACPAT CAT A
Acupuncture and Pain Management
Ailsa qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2013 from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies (the Caribbean) with her final clinical year taking place in Perth, Australia. Throughout her years in small animal general practice, Ailsa discovered a love for pain management and geriatric care, which led to her completing a certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Managemt (ECAS WVA&CPM).
As a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Ailsa is able to bridge the gap between rehabilitative therapies and veterinary therapies in order to provide a much needed multi-modal approach to pain and geriatric management. With a potential combination of medical management, occupational therapy, weight management, K-laser therapy, and veterinary acupuncture, Ailsa aims to improve and maintain a great quality of life in our golden oldies or any pet that needs a helping hand.