Lindsey Fidler RVN, PgD Vet Phys, BSc (Hons)
My name is Lindsey, I am a veterinary physiotherapist and graduate of Harper Adams University with a PgD in Veterinary Physiotherapy.
But let me start at the beginning...
I began riding at the age of 9 in my local riding school before loaning 2 ponies with whom I competed in showing and local dressage competitions. Several years later I went on to purchase my own horse, Keira at the age of 18. As a partnership we have been through many highs and lows and for a short period competed in endurance. Keira has several lameness issues and therefore I understand how long term management of conditions can appear a daunting task!
My initial degree was a BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science (Equestrian Psychology) at Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst campus. I graduated from there in 2008 with a 2:1.
I spent 2 years working on a flat racing yard in Lincolnshire during which time I was involved in the daily care and exercise of 70 horses on the yard. I also worked on a local dealers yard for 2 years riding a large variety of horses and ponies. Both of these jobs have given me an insight into the requirements and conditioning of sport and leisure horses.
After graduating from Brackenhurst I landed myself a job as a student veterinary nurse at a small animal practice in Doncaster. I moved to another small animal practice in Chesterfield in 2010 and continued my training. After studying veterinary nursing at the College of Animal Welfare I became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012.
In September 2012 I became Head Nurse at the practice managing a team of 6 nurses. Working in small animal practice gives me an insight into specific conditions and diseases, their treatment and management whether this is surgical or medical.
I have gained the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy through Harper Adams University in conjunction with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists. The course is very hands on allowing students to assess and treat real life cases throughout their study whilst providing in depth training on anatomy, locomotion, injury and disease.
I am now based in Rotherham with Evie, a loveable Lurcher.