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About Alison
Alison Pearce MChem (Oxon) MSc VetPhys (Notts) MNAVP

​​I am a life long dogaholic, passionate about animal welfare, and I started volunteering at a local rescue centre at a young age. After completing my first degree I spent 15 years working in rehoming charities, gaining extensive experience with dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, rabbits and other small pets. I am skilled at handling animals who are scared or aggressive, or in pain. I have personally fostered and adopted multiple rescue dogs, and I am an experienced dog trainer.


I am a canine massage specialist, having completed the two year Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner course with the Canine Massage Therapy Centre. I then studied Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham, achieving a Masters degree with distinction. This is a level 7 qualification and the highest level of training available in this field.  

I am a full member of NAVP (National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists) and the Canine Massage Guild and as a requirement of membership I attend regular continuing professional development to increase my knowledge and keep my skills up to date.  

In addition to my mobile practice, which I set up in 2018, I have three years' experience in the physio team in a large referral hospital, working closely with orthopaedic and neurological veterinary specialists. This has given me an in-depth understanding of a wide range of conditions, and insight into some more unusual and challenging cases., from acute onset and hospitalisation to long term outcomes.

I have trained and competed in agility since 2005 with eight different dogs, taking me from Elementary (now called Grade 1) to Grade 6, and qualifying for several national finals. My Border Collie, Herbie, qualified for the Novice Cup agility at Crufts in two consecutive years, and we finished second overall in 2018. 


With such a strong interest in the sport, I have been lucky enough to work with many championship level agility competitors, Crufts and Olympia finalists and winners, including treating several GB squad dogs.  I am especially proud to have sponsored Dave Munnings for several years and been a part of Fame's support team for both her FCI Agility World Championship medals.

I have also taken part in many other dog sports and disciplines including canicross, obedience, rally, scentwork and herding sheep, and treated many dogs who enjoy these activities.

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