Diane Messum

International Keynote Speaker, Animal

Physiotherapist, Davies Veterinary Specialists, Manor Farm Business Park, Higham Gobion, Herts, UK

    MCSP, HCPC, BSc(Hons), MSc VetPhysio, ACPAT Cat A

    Diane has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for over 16 years. Following her graduation from the University of Birmingham in 2002, she went on to specialise in musculoskeletal outpatients and hand therapy, where she developed knowledge and skills that were key to her current practice within the small animal field. It was during this time that Diane’s passion for orthotics and splinting came to life, whilst working as a Junior Physiotherapist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

    In 2007, Diane completed her Masters Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy, awarded by the Royal Veterinary College, London. After dividing her time between both human and animal species, she went on to specialise in small animals – joining Davies Veterinary Specialists to head up and develop the Therapy Services in 2011.

    Up until this time, Diane had continued to practice and develop the art of hand splinting and soft supports for people, when, in 2011, she had the fantastic opportunity to work alongside the Orthopaedic and Neurology services at Davies Veterinary Specialists; transferring this knowledge and skill to the small animal field.

    Today, Diane retains a special interest in the use of orthotics for the conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries, and continues to share her passion for the work she does by lecturing and being an active clinical educator for the Masters Veterinary Physiotherapy Programmes in the UK.