The Team

We are a team of canine rehabilitation specialists, all having undertaken post – graduate training in Veterinary Physiotherapy and additional, specialist qualifications in Canine Hydrotherapy. We work harmoniously as a team, having similar treatment philosophies – believing that the best results can be achieved when our canine patients are engaged yet relaxed for the therapy.

As members of IRVAP and the CHA, we are proud to uphold their Quality Standards and Codes of Conduct, completing multiple hours of Continuing Professional Development each year to ensure our skills and knowledge are always being updated.

Nikki Engelbach AdvCertVPhys, MIRVAP(VP)(ICH), MCHA

Founder / Canine Rehab Specialist

 Setting up Bach Canine Rehab was 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) and previously sat on the IRVAP council for 4 years, 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 in 2012, which impressed upon me the importance of and great outcomes that can be achieved through hydrotherapy.

Our canine patients continually inspire me to take my practice further and I am committed to life-long learning in the field of canine rehabilitation.  

My dogs are my pride and joy – my naughty Whippet, Serge and my boisterous Lurcher, Lucy!

Catherine Clemow IMScVP, MIRVAP(VP)(ICH), MCHA

Canine Rehab Specialist

My interests have always been centred around animals, leading me to pursue a career within the veterinary industry. I graduated with a Masters Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Writtle University College and appreciate the importance of hydrotherapy in canine rehabilitation, so I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the great facilities at Bach Canine Rehab.

To expand upon my knowledge in canine therapies, I have undertaken further training in canine hydrotherapy with Barbara Houlding MScVetPhys, GradDipPhys, MCSP, FIRVAP, at K9HS.

Horses and dogs form a large part of my life; I am a keen horse rider and enjoy trying my hand at dog training and agility. I am currently kept busy with my bouncy German Shepherd puppy, Tala!

Jazz Benton BSc(Hons), MIRVAP(VP), mNAVP

Canine Rehab Specialist

I have had a long-standing passion for animals – from a young age spending any free time I have riding horses and in the countryside with canine companions. This inspired me to pursue a career in animal therapy graduating in 2019 from Harper Adams University with a BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Physiotherapy. I began my own veterinary physiotherapy business at the start of 2020, treating equine and canine patients with a particular interest in remedial exercise. I am a member of IRVAP and NAVP and have completed further qualifications in Canine Hydrotherapy. I am really excited for the opportunity to use my hydrotherapy and physiotherapy skills to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our canine patients.

Catriona French MSc PGDip(VP), MIRVAP(VP)

Canine Rehab Specialist

Animals have always been a core part of my life. From falling off ponies and running around with our first family dog as a child, to qualifying as a Veterinary Physiotherapist, I have always aspired to have a job where I can have a positive impact on our animals’ welfare and improve their quality of life.

I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at University of Nottingham in 2020. Whilst training, I was a dog walker in South West London, which gave me experience in working with dogs with injuries, different breeds and behaviours. I now run my own mobile veterinary physiotherapy business and I am enjoying adding skills to my therapy tool box, including canine hydrotherapy. I am really excited about working at Bach Canine Rehab and as part of a brilliant, supportive team who all strive to do the best for the dogs they see.

Jura, our 2 year old Springer x Labrador, keeps us busy and I am enjoying doing a bit of Canicross and hoopers training with her. I also love hiking, SUPing and going for adventures in our Land Rover, Dora!