Veterinary Information

Veterinary Professionals can now
refer patients quickly and efficiently

Why refer your patients to Vet Rehab NI?

We are independent vet-lead rehabilitation specialists. 

Josie McKnight and Clare Diane Young are the clinic partners.

We are passionate about all aspects of rehabilitation, both physical and mental.  Collectively we bring the experience to provide chronic pain management, orthopaedic surgical rehab and behaviour therapy to help you maximise outcomes for your patients.  Our services extend but are not limited to all aspects of physiotherapy including acupuncture, medical laser, ultrasound, NMES, remedial exercise prescription and soft tissue mobilisation.

Our referral process is quick and easy. We have a form that you complete and hit send. We will contact your client to arrange an initial assessment, where we will discuss treatment options.  You will receive a detailed report following the initial assessment and during the treatment plan. 

We work with you to maximise the best outcome for your patient.

In cases where there are first opinion and referral vet(s) involved in the animal’s care, all parties will be contacted for clinical histories and reports. This ensures that we have a complete picture of the animal’s condition, behaviour, clinical history and any cautions or contraindications.

From a hydrotherapy perspective, we can offer the largest heated pool in Northern Ireland and an underwater treadmill operated by a team qualified in advanced techniques registered with NARCH (National Association of registered canine hydrotherapists)

A Registered Canine Hydrotherapist (RCH) has fulfilled the NARCH and IRVAP Training requirements for registration. It must keep up to date by completing a further 20 hours of Continued Professional Development training each year.

RCHs are required to abide by the guidelines and rules set out in the Guide to Professional Conduct for Registered Canine Hydrotherapists and must hold public liability and professional indemnity insurance. An RCH will maintain client and professional confidentiality. RCHs are listed on the NARCH and IRVAP websites; it is possible to check their valid registration and see their level of training and areas of competence or expertise. NARCH has the highest training requirements for registration in the UK.