How do I get a Veterinary Referral?

Please contact your vet and inform them that you would like your animal to have physiotherapy. They may want to see your animal before referring if they have an injury.

Your vet can contact me by phone or email to confirm that they are happy for me to treat your animal.

A Veterinary Referral form is also available to download which you can pass on to your vet to complete and return to me.

What will I be expected to do?

Please provide a quiet, secure area for me to work with your animal. Some treatments and exercises will require your assistance. If your assistance is required I will carefully explain what you will need to do.

Between your animal’s treatments you may need to carry out rehabilitation exercises. These will be demonstrated during your sessions, and instructions will be given on how frequently these need to be completed to assist your animals recovery. I am always available to help should you have any queries between visits. Correct completion of prescribed exercise is essential to a quick and full recovery.

Cancellation Policy

Please contact us as soon as you are aware you are unable to keep your appointment.

For cancellations made with at least 24 hours notice no charge will apply.

If an appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice 50% of the physiotherapy fee will apply.

Will my insurance company pay for Physiotherapy?

Many insurance companies will cover physiotherapy treatment. Please get in touch with your insurance company to find out if you have physiotherapy cover for your animal.

All physiotherapy treatment must be paid for on the day. SDVP will provide you with a detailed receipt which can be used to claim on your insurance.

Why do I need Veterinary Referral?

In order to comply with Sections 19 and 20 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, Veterinary Physiotherapists may only treat an animal following referral by a qualified and registered Veterinary Surgeon. This is true of all Veterinary Physiotherapists, regardless of which professional bodies they are a member of.

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