International Association of Animal Therapists

Meet the Team

The Team

Sherry Scott MBE - The President of IAAT

Sherry Scott, President of The International Association of Animal Physiotherapists (IAAT), is one of the pioneers of physiotherapy for animals. She has been an animal physiotherapist for 35-years and still provides the highest service to many, many veterinarians.

Sherry Scott

Sherry has been instrumental in the development of physiotherapy and physiotherapy equipment from the start. Being one of the longest working animal physiotherapists in the U.K, many professionals have benefited greatly from her wealth of knowledge and experience. She has trained and continues to train many successful physiotherapists both nationally and internationally.

Sherry will deliver physiotherapy to any animal that requires her services. It is not unknown for elephants, giraffes, bulls, pigs and parrots just to mention a few to be dropped into a normal days work. Sherry has assisted horses such as the famous Sefton and Tigre back to comfort and performance. Many horses and dogs on the circuit today rely on her services as part of their preparation and maintenance.

Fred Lawrence - Chairman of IAAT

Fred is managing director at The College of Animal Physiotherapy and the first point of contact for training and products. Fred has been developing physiotherapy equipment for many years including the Magnetopulse, electrovet and phototherapy equipment both for sale and for hire. He trained as an animal physiotherapist with, Sherry Scott MBE, in 1980 after hanging up his boots as a professional show jumper. Fred is also an experienced equine dentist.

Fred Lawrence

Jaqui Supple - Office Manager

Jaqui has worked as a retail buyer for M & S and then a recruitment specialist for Rolls Royce Motor Cars plant in Chichester. The experience Jaqui has will ensure that the students needs are looked after in an efficient and timely manner.

Jaqui Supple

Grace Hudson - IAAT Administration

Grace joined the company in 2014 and assists Jaqui with the administration of IAAT membership. She has previously worked as a Recruitment Specialist at Siemens and BMW and then as a Recruitment Manager at Ricardo AEA, an environmental company in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Grace can usually be found at one of the many children’s centres in Aylesbury, singing a myriad of nursery rhymes with her son but dedicates every Monday to work with Jaqui and the team.

Grace Hudson

The Committee Members

Catriona Goulding

Based in Carnoustie, Scotland Catriona has a vast amount of experience with horses. Catriona completed an Equine science degree at Hartpury followed by an ITEC diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage. In addition Catriona has an ITEC Diploma in Equine massage and a Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy. Catriona travels across Scotland and Northern England providing physiotherapy for animals as well as working as a BHS instructor.

Catriona Goulding

Hannah Ashton

Hannah began her career by completing an Animal Science degree which led her in to veterinary nursing for both horses and dogs. Hannah's work in rehabilitation has gained her invaluable experience with high performance competition horses, in particular dressage and racehorses. Hannah's move in to animal physiotherapy was facilitated by her passion to retrain and rehabilitate ex-racehorses and this is what she successfully continues to do today as well as treat other animals across the Cotswolds. Hannah runs Cotswold Horse and Hound Physiotherapy.

Hannah Ashton

Georgia Keegan

Georgia is a Veterinary Physiotherapist covering Berkshire and surrounding areas. Her specific areas of interest are equine back pathology, rehabilitation, massage, fascial release, and kinesiology taping for the equine athlete.

Georgia is a certified Equi-Taping® Practitioner and a member of the Equi-Taping® Educational Team.

Georgia Keegan

Donna Boddie

Donna has been in the Veterinary industry since 1997. In Jan 2000 she qualified as a RVN. I am lucky to have had a full and diverse career where I have worked in general practice to multi-disciplinary referral hospitals. Each position has further increased my knowledge and understanding of animals. Animal Physiotherapy was a way for Donna to use all of her skills but specialise in a specific area. Donna works part time as an RVN and part time as an Animal physiotherapist, running her own business Boddie Purrfect.

Donna Boddie

Wendy Vaughan

Wendy is an Equine Physical Therapist and McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapist. With a strong interest in incorporating holistic techniques into evidence-based practice, Wendy has trained in acupressure, myofascial release, cranial techniques and Reiki.

Wendy offers therapies to both horse and rider, (and even the occasional non-rider!), including therapeutic massage, sports therapy, aromatherapy. Wendy is also a Reiki Master and Teacher.

Wendy runs Naturally Better, a busy practice covering mainly Wiltshire and Somerset.

Wendy Vaughan

Ruth Boland

Ruth has been involved with horses and dogs for most of her life. After completing an honours degree in Zoology (BSc), Ruth went on to study for a PhD. Undertaking a post graduate training course in Animal Physiotherapy was a natural progression for Ruth who now treats a variety of animals from show jumpers and racehorses to happy hackers, working and agility dogs and family pets. Ruth has also trained with Dr. Bill Hampton, one of the leading equine manual therapists in the USA.

Ruth runs RB Animal Physiotherapy in Kilkenny serving Kildare, Carlow, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Laois and Dublin.

Ruth Boland

Nikki Alexander

Nikki Alexander is an Equine and Canine Physical Therapist, specialising in McTimoney animal manipulation, myofascial release and massage, which are delivered alongside other physical therapy techniques. Her business “Fleximetry” was established to address the need for a locally-based, multi-service therapist in the areas of Montgomeryshire, Powys, Cheshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.

Nikki Alexander

Kylie Shepherd

While Kylie grew up riding horses on her family farm in Zimbabwe, it wasn’t until attending Hartpury College to study Equine Science that Kylie began to understand the immense demands of the sports horse and the developments within the realm of Equine Sports Medicine

Upon graduating with first class honours in Equine Science, Kylie focused on becoming a dynamic and informed Veterinary Physiotherapist. She understands the complexity of the human-horse dyad and as such is a firm advocate of working with both horse and rider together to maximise results.

Since returning to Africa, she has kept up the momentum, travelling to Cape Town twice for work to include the Cape Premiere Yearling Sales. She has founded her own business Equestrian Performance which offers a range of services to include rider assessments and fitness programmes conducted by a leading Strength and Conditioning coach, as well as educational seminars.

Being on the committee of IAAT is a role Kylie feels grateful to hold and hopes her contributions aids in the development of the profession as a whole to improve the care received by horses.

Kylie Shepherd

Suzannah Povey-White

Animal physiotherapist I qualified as an Equine Physio in June 2015 after studying for four years with The College of Animal Physiotherapy. I graduated from Chichester University in 2002 with a degree in Equine Science. I have ridden since the age of 4 and my main passion is eventing. I currently own a 2 year old filly out of Stanhope Diddicoy whom I hope to event in the future! I have particular interest in wounds and wound care and also how saddle fit affects the horse’s performance. I am also passionate about promoting the profession of Equine Physiotherapy and sit on the committee of the International Association of Animal Therapists.

Suzannah Povey-White