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 developed our business into a clinic setting where we can offer top of the range facilities to provide the highest standard of care for our canine patients.
Nikki Engelbach AdvCertVPhys, MIRVAP(VP)(ICH), MCHA
Canine Rehab Specialist
Setting up Bach Canine Rehab with Katie 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 was previously on the 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, 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 dogs are my pride and joy – my naughty Whippet, Serge and my boisterous Lurcher, Lucy!
Katie O'Brien BSc(Hons), AdvCertVPhys, MIRVAP(VP)(ICH), MCHA
Canine Rehab Specialist
I have worked with Nikki 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 worked 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 continuity of care with combined land and water based treatments to be incredibly rewarding and can dramatically improve treatment outcomes for my canine patients.
Veterinary Physiotherapy Student
I am currently working at Bach Canine Rehab as part of my placement year at Harper Adams University studying veterinary physiotherapy. I have always loved animals and knew that is where my career lies. My encounters with human physiotherapists gave me an insight into rehabilitation and inspired me to pursue this newly found passion alongside my love for animals, which led me to veterinary physiotherapy! I am really enjoying working at Bach Canine Rehab, especially the hydrotherapy and watching the dogs progress is extremely rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, horse riding and my dogs (Max, Lola and Flynn) keep me very busy!