Kim Sheader

Kim Sheader


Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Kim has been a Chartered Physiotherapist since 2000. Her undergraduate degree was specific to humans and she spent approximately 10 years working with human patients. In particular, she focused on hospital inpatients and respiratory physiotherapy.

Kim subsequently undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College, London. From 2012 she worked as a Veterinary Physiotherapist at a small animal referral hospital in the south east of England. She also provided a mobile physiotherapy service to veterinary practices and pet carers.

As Head of the Physiotherapy Service at The Ralph, Kim is hands-on treating a variety of patients; she is experienced in use of laser therapy and is proficient in making splints and other supports for dogs and cats. In addition to developing care pathways to integrate physiotherapy within the other areas of the hospital, Kim also hopes to undertake research that contributes to the ongoing improvement of small animal physiotherapy care, both at The Ralph and beyond.

Kim shares her home with her beautiful cats, Jess, Tom and Bod.