Angela originally qualified as a veterinary nurse while working in the Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside area over 12 years ago. She then travelled around the country working in various veterinary practices to gain experience.It was while working in orthopaedics that Angela developed a specific interest in rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Realising she wanted to specialise in this, she went on to gain a BA(Hons) in Equine Studies from Warwick College and an NVQ in Human Massage from Witwood college. Combined with her veterinary nursing qualifications, this allowed her to do a post graduate diploma in Animal Manipulation at The McTimoney College of Chiropractors.
Since qualifying Angela has spent the majority of her time in Devon building up a client base and a successful small business. Once established treating both horses and dogs, Angela then found that many owners and riders were requesting her knowledge and skills for their own aches and pains. Keen to help these people more and gain a greater knowledge of the human body, she returned to college and gained qualifications in ITEC Sports Therapy Massage.
Wherever she goes her animals are with her. Her first dog was Anna, a Labrador. Despite being diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia at the age of six, she was able to still jump in and out of the car and enjoy long walks on the beach right up until she suffered heart failure in at the age of 14. Her prolonged mobility was achieved through regular McTimoney treatments and she was able to avoid the bilateral hip replacement that had been predicted.
Angela now owns a rescue springer spaniel named Chloe who came to her with a fractured pelvis. After operations to correct her pelvis she is also managed with regular treatments alongside her medication. Angela also has a 10 year old grey gelding named Charlie who she has had since a youngster. When she gets time she does a little bit of everything with him, including eventing, which means he is often in need of a treatment too!
In 2012, Angela made the decision to return to her Yorkshire roots to be closer to her family. She has now settled in Kirkbymoorside and is achieving the same success in treating animals in Ryedale as she has in Devon.