Canine veterinary physiotherapy

Benefiting working dogs, sporting dogs and your family pet. Whether recovering from surgery or injury to general maintenance, our professionals are here to help.

If your dog suffers from arthritis, has an injury or has been diagnosed with a musculoskeletal condition, we can help in creating a programme to ensure functional mobility and comfort is restored as quickly and efficiently as possible.

AG Veterinary Physiotherapy has extensive experience in treating dogs of all types and with a range of conditions. We treat patients from our well-equipped clinic base in Warwickshire, close to Banbury and Leamington Spa, which also now includes canine hydrotherapy services.

To book an appointment or discuss your dog, please get in touch.

How veterinary physiotherapy can help your dog

Canine physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function after surgery, injury or illness. It also prevents and reduces the risk of injury in the future.

A diagnosis should always be undertaken by a vet; however, a qualified veterinary physiotherapist is able to assess and treat a wide range of conditions and help your dog in many ways, including:

Maintenance

Prehabilitation is as important as rehabilitation. If your dog requires surgery, we can create bespoke treatment programmes to assist with both prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

Pre / Post-surgery

Prehabilitation is as important as rehabilitation. If your dog requires surgery, we can create bespoke treatment programmes to assist with both prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

Injury Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy supports the bodies natural healing process and helps to restore tissue mobility and function.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries in dogs can be supported by massage, stretching, laser, therapeutic ultrasound, and hydrotherapy. A combination of these can help recovery and  improved healing times.

Neurological Conditions

Veterinary physiotherapists are trained to support the recovery of a dog’s neuromuscular system, helping to achieve a greater quality of life.

Performance

Physiotherapy can be particularly beneficial for performance dogs to treat any muscle soreness or stiffness. Treatments ahead of an event are popular with working and agility clients to help enhance performance.

Support for Elderly Dogs

Senior dogs often get a little stiffer and may have difficulties when getting up and moving around. Canine physiotherapy is a great way to help older dogs stay active and mobile.

Orthopaedic Conditions

Cruciate disease, elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia can all be maintained and managed by physiotherapy.

Our canine physiotherapy clinic

Your appointment will take place at our dedicated canine clinic based in Fenny Compton, Warwickshire.

The clinic provides a quiet, comfortable environment in which dogs can relax and focus on their treatment. We have a spacious treatment room which contains a full range of equipment to support our rehabilitation work.

For owners, there is plenty of free parking space, comfy chairs and refreshments while you wait.
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Conditions where veterinary physiotherapy can help your dog

Physiotherapy can help your dog with a range of conditions, some common examples are:
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Cranial Cruciate Disease
Osteoarthritis
Fracture Repair
Patella Luxation
Wound Healing

Here's what our lovely clients have to say

Very thorough examining my deaf American Bulldog, Dottie, who can take a dislike to someone, but this wasn't an issue at all. 

She settled quickly, enjoyed her massage and laser treatment. I would highly recommend AGVP. 

I certainly felt like I had my money's worth for Dottie's treatment and we're looking forward to her next appointment.
Nina Conneely
First class service! My dog Madison had suffered a complete rupture of the cruciate ligament.

I felt completely re-assured and am so happy with the progress that Madison has made and will continue to make.

I cannot recommend highly enough!
Francesca Sheppard
I have taken my Labrador to Annabelle and the team for over a year now and I’m so delighted with the results. I was led by Annabelle on treatments and the difference in comfort and agility in his older years is so much better now. 

A lovely welcoming team and always a pleasure to take Rubes along. Thanks guys.
Neil Tayler

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss our treatment options, please contact us.
What does a session involve?
When our canine physiotherapist first sees your dog, they will carry out a thorough assessment of the dog both stationary and moving. This is to make sure we have a clear understanding of how they are affected and to ensure we determine the most appropriate course of action.

Our therapists are dedicated to caring for your dog in order to deliver effective and focused treatment.

We use a range of treatments, to include manual, hands-on treatments, electrotherapies such as ultrasound or laser treatments, and stretching regimes and exercise programmes to create a bespoke plan designed specifically for your dog's needs.
Is veterinary physiotherapy covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies provide veterinary physiotherapy cover. We advise contacting your insurance provider before treatment to check what benefits are available, as some policies may vary.
Do I need a referral from my vet?
If your animal is currently being treated by a vet for lameness or poor performance, veterinary consent is required. Veterinary consent is not required for maintenance or competition care if the animal is fit, sound and healthy.
How often will my dog need treatment?
This depends as each case is different and there are no set rules. Your veterinary physiotherapist will be able to explain your dog's plan once they have undertaken their initial assessment.

Treatment will depend on the severity of the condition being treated and how long it has been a problem.

Arranging veterinary physiotherapy for your dog

If you think your dog will benefit from veterinary physiotherapy or would like more information about how we could help you, please get in touch.

If your dog is currently receiving veterinary treatment or is injured, you may need veterinary consent or referral, but we can discuss the necessary requirements for this with you.

Our team is skilled and caring and will work to help reduce pain, improve performance, support rehabilitation and determine a personalised plan to best suit the dog and owner.