The Team

Due to our similar training routes, our vision of and philosophy towards rehabilitation and treatment techniques is very similar, allowing for a harmonious professional relationship with canine welfare at its heart.

After several years of treating dogs in-home, the opportunity arose to create a specialist clinic for rehabilitation. We are so excited to have been able to develop our business into this clinic setting where we can offer top of the range facilities to provide the gold standard of care for our canine patients

Nikki Engelbach AdvCertVPhys, MIRVAP, MCHA

Canine Rehab Specialist

Setting up Bach Canine Rehab with Katie has been the realisation of a life-long dream. I have always worked with animals, from riding stables as a child, to small animal veterinary practices before qualifying as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. I hold the Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy and am a full member of IRVAP (The Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists). For the last 4 years I have sat on the IRVAP Council, helping to promote high clinical standards and best quality care for the owner client and animal patient.

I am also a registered canine hydrotherapist and member of CHA (Canine Hydrotherapy Association), having completed an internship and Small Animal Hydrotherapy Certificate with Barbara Houlding MScVetPhys, GradDipPhys, MCSP, FIRVAP, at K9HS, which impressed upon me the importance of and great outcomes that can be achieved through hydrotherapy and inspired me to take my canine practice further.

My pride and joy is my naughty Whippet, Serge!

Katie O'Brien BSc(Hons), AdvCertVPhys, MIRVAP, MCHA

Canine Rehab Specialist

I have worked with Nikki at Bach Vet Physio since completing my veterinary physiotherapy qualification in 2014. Having had a mentor from the start, I have been very lucky to have the support to develop my clinical skills and help to grow our business. I also work with Nikki on the council of IRVAP, helping to promote best practice and supporting veterinary musculoskeletal practitioners in the industry.

Working with animals has always been a passion for me, having grown up with various family pets as well as riding horses from a young age. My studies have reflected this, completing an Animal Science degree at the University of Nottingham before achieving the Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy. I have also completed the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals with Barbara Houlding MScVetPhys, GradDipPhys, MCSP, FIRVAP, at K9HS and am a member of CHA (Canine Hydrotherapy Association). I have found the ability to offer that continuity of care with combined land and water based treatments to be incredibly rewarding and can dramatically improve treatment outcomes for my canine patients.

Susanne Pender BSc Hons, MCSP, MIRVAP, MCHA

Susanne Pender BSc Hons, MCSP, MIRVAP, MCHA

Canine Rehab Specialist

We are delighted to introduce Susanne as the newest member of the Bach Canine Rehab Team. Susanne is a veterinary physiotherapist having qualified with distinction from the Level 7 PGCert specialising in Small Animal Rehabilitation. She is also an advanced canine hydrotherapist and has over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered physiotherapist specialising in neurological conditions. Her ability to analyse movement and recognise dysfunction in dogs enables her to create individually tailored rehabilitation programmes, working with the owner to optimise their animal’s function and enjoyment of life. Susanne is dedicated to delivering effective clinical practice that is evidence based. Susanne also works at K9HS, a leading specialist rehabilitation centre in Suffolk, and runs her own canine physiotherapy home visit business in Farnham.

Jasmine Benton

Jasmine Benton

Placement Student

Jazz is a third year, Veterinary Physiotherapy student at Harper Adams University. She has had a real passion for animals from a young age and is thrilled to be turning her passion into a career. She will be joining the team for 10 weeks to gain invaluable experience through observation of cases and their treatment plans. Jazz is particularly excited to have the opportunity to gain some first-hand experience in the hydrotherapy side of rehab. In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding and spending time in the Somerset countryside.