Karl Jones

MSc (Vet Physio), BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC, ACPAT Cat A

Karl is a chartered human physiotherapist and veterinary physiotherapist with a personal passion for gundogs.

After over 20 years of rehabilitating members of the armed forces and elite sportsmen and women, Karl Jones wanted to develop his interest in and passion for animals, so trained and qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist. His MSc research project investigated outcome measures following cranial cruciate surgery, work that will be very useful in future physiotherapy research.
Karl has had many years of training various categories of dogs. Developing his own enthusiasm for gundogs, he is currently training his own German Short-Haired Pointers for field trials.

Karl offers skilled, patient and compassionate rehabilitation in a variety of forms and settings. He is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC), a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and a Category A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT).  [Read More]

Michaela Smith

PG Dip (Vet Physio), BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC, ACPAT Cat A

Michaela, the newest member of the team, recently completed a two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College. 

In addition to her Veterinary Physiotherapy work, Michaela is also a Chartered human Physiotherapist, working in private practice. She has always lived with at least one dog since the age of four and it has been a life-long ambition to work with dogs as well.  Michaela always takes on rescue dogs, her latest acquisition being an elderly collie cross who ended up homeless when her equally elderly owner was taken into care. 

Michaela is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and the Health Professions Council (HPC) and a Category A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT).  Michaela’s work is covered by full professional and public liability insurance.

Holly Allen (née Kerr)

BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MCSP, HCPC, ACPAT Cat A

Holly qualified from the University of West of England as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 and went on to work full time at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, completing a wide range of physiotherapy specialties.

She achieved her postgraduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Hartpury College in 2011, and began practising animal physiotherapy in and around Bristol. After getting married and relocating in 2013, Holly went on to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, and began working at Kennel & Paddock.

Holly hopes to continue her studies in veterinary physiotherapy by completing her MSc and producing a research project to further the evidence base in animal physiotherapy. 

She has a passion for equestrianism and currently spends her spare time horse riding and walking her two dogs, Finley and Tilly.


Vera Doe

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Vera has worked for Kennel and Paddock since September 2010 and is an avid dog lover.

She has always had a dog in her life and owned her first Golden Retriever more than 40 years ago. Amber, her current gorgeous goldie is nearly 7 years old. Over the years Vera has been a puppy walker for Guide Dogs and Amber is a registered PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog. Vera is also registered to look after other people's dogs whilst they go on holiday. Now "retired" Vera says it's great to be able to indulge her love of dogs in a more structured way.