Kim Sheader

Kim Sheader

MCSP HCPC ACPAT Cat A RAMP

Head of Physiotherapy & 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. Since 2012 she has worked as a Veterinary Physiotherapist at a small animal referral hospital in the south east of England. She has also been providing a mobile physiotherapy service to veterinary practices and pet carers.

As Head of the service, Kim will be 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. This will be in addition  to also developing care pathways to integrate physiotherapy within the other areas of the hospital.  She 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 cat, Jess.