Hayley Reynolds RVN BSc (Hons) MSc (Vet Phys)
Working with animals has always been my passion. I was lucky enough to grow up in the company of animals, including dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and a siamese cat and this lead me to study Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College. I graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) and have worked as an RVN in a variety of small animal practices.
My love of physiotherapy started early. As a student vet nurse when a cat I was nursing required intensive physiotherapy after a car accident this sparked an interest which I would eventually follow. All the hard work paid off and the cat made a full recovery.
After several years in practice, I decided to indulge my love of physiotherapy and decided to study the discipline further, graduating from Harper Adams University with a post-graduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2017. After graduating I became a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) and joined the Animal Health Practitioners Register (AHPR). After a couple of years, I returned to Harper Adams and completed a Master’s research project on canine osteoarthritis graduating in July 2022.
In addition to my work as a vet physio, I also teach undergraduate vet physios at Moreton Morrell which I find highly rewarding but also keeps me up to date with current advances in the veterinary field. As a keen believer in lifelong learning, I keep up to date with current developments by attending courses and undertaking continual professional development. I also have a keen interest in neurology and wish to further my knowledge in this area in the future.
At home, I have three dachshunds Ruby, Lottie and Lexie, and two chickens. Lexie, the youngest of the three dachshunds is currently competing at dog shows and we are hoping to qualify and take her to Crufts next year. We also aim to breed from her in the future. Outside of work I enjoy reading, competing at dog shows, yoga and walking with our sausage pack in the beautiful Cotswold countryside.