MEET OUR TEAM


Malcolm Adler

Aquatherapist
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Malcolm opened his original canine hydrotherapy practice in 1999. In 2010 he was one of the first in the UK to successfully complete an extended diploma in Canine Aquatherapy.

Spending over a decade serving as a senior officer of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA), he was elected Chairman from 2005 to 2007.

Employed by the regulator to audit hydrotherapy centres throughout the country he is regularly invited to lecture to veterinary professionals on the subjects of hydrotherapy, aquatherapy and land-based therapies.

Malcolm became the inaugural recipient of CHA national award for services to the industry.


Victoria McGowan-Olyott

Head Hydrotherapist
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Victoria joined ARC in 2011 having completing an Animal Care Management extended diploma, qualifying as a Canine Hydrotherapist.

In 2016 Victoria accepted the role of the centre’s lead Hydrotherapist.

In September 2019 Victoria’s insatiable hunger for knowledge saw her commence her 3 year degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy.

Those fortunate enough to have met Victoria will instantly recognise her infectious passion and positivity towards both the animals ARC care for and their owners.


Katie Walker

Veterinary Physiotherapist
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Having been an animal lover her whole life, Katie was determined to pursue a career allowing her to utilise her strong empathy to enhance their wellbeing both physically and mentally.

Katie spent 4 years studying at Writtle University achieving an integrated Master’s in Veterinary Physiotherapy alongside completing qualifications in Equine Bodywork and Canine Hydrotherapy, enabling her to work closely with the rest of the team at ARC.

As a Registered Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioner with specialist knowledge in rehabilitation, anatomy and bio-mechanics, physiology and pathology we are delighted that Katie agreed to join our team.

Katie believes that working as part of a team with other veterinary professionals is really important as she has seen how effective treatment can be when a multi-disciplinary approach is taken to reach a common goal.


Penny Shephard

TTouch Practitioner
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Penny trained at the UK’s headquarters for TTouch training with Sarah Fisher, TTouch Instructor and Behaviour Counsellor – and the UK’s leading authority on Tellington TTouch.

After qualifying as a Companion Animal Practitioner she made the natural progression to also become a TTeam Equine Practitioner.

Penny joined the Animal Rehab Team in 2013.


To follow

Work experience
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To follow

Trainees & Assistants
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