MEET OUR TEAM
We are a team of rehabilitation specialists consisting of Hydrotherapists, Physiotherapists and Veterinary Nurses with over 20 years experience. We absolutely love what we do and treat all our four legged customers as family!
SIAN HAIGH-BROWN BSC MA PGCE SAH CHA
Country Canines Hydrotherapy is owned and managed by Sian. Opening the Hydrotherapy Centre has been the realisation of a lifelong dream. Sian’s own dog and Mascot to the centre Lola the Newfoundland has suffered from chronic multiple joint and heart problems and has had many pioneering surgeries, where hydrotherapy rehabilitation is integral to recovery and ongoing management of arthritis and understands first hand how her customers feel. Sian, Lola and the Hydrotherapy Centre have been featured on Channel 4’s SuperVet with Noel Fitzpatrick whom pioneered all of Lola’s surgery.
Sian grew up in the local countryside & started out her canine career in the Veterinary industry working in Small Animal Practice & progressed onto starting her studies at Vet School. During these initial years Sian gained much valued theoretical knwoledge and clinical hands on experience.
However, it soon became apparent Sian's interests lay within Canine Physical Rehabiliation. To keep ontop of the latest research and developments Sian & the whole team undertakes Continued Professional Development (CPD) throughout the year.
Sian & Lola enjoy training Lola in a multitude of disciplines, including water rescue, nosework and obedience.
EMMA MAY BSC (HONS) RVN DIP.AN.PHYS CCSM M.IAAT
Following 4 years of study at Harper Adams University, Emma received a degree in Veterinary Nursing with first class honours in 2015. Since then, Emma has worked in over 30 practices as a locum, ranging from village practices to referral. She now works as a mobile physiotherapist in the local area.
Emma has a keen interest in rehabilitation for both geriatric and post-surgical patients. Due to this, she gained a Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy in 2021 with distinction and has an additional Certificate in Canine Sports Massage.
In her spare time, Emma likes to explore new places with her Patterdale terrier, Milo, and relax with some art and crafts.
LUCY MILLER BSC (HONS), PGDIP AND MSC VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY, NAVP
As a child, my dream was to always work with animals, whether that be large or small. I started working at the age of 14 at a boarding kennels and grooming parlour, where I would spend plenty of weekends and school holidays.
In my late teens I worked for a polo player, exercising the horses, as well as stewarding at local horse shows, after all horses had been my lifestyle from as young as 4 years old!
In 2016, I began a BSc (Hons) course in Equine Science at Reaseheath College, into which enabled me to further my passion for horses and widen my knowledge. Here I became interested in injury and rehabilitation and with some research found the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Harper Adams University. In preparation for successful entry onto the course, I completed many hours of work on a dairy farm milking cows several times a week. Much to my surprise I loved the work, and to this day you will often find me relief milking for a farm in my local village.
In July 2019, shortly after graduating with a first-class honour’s degree in Equine Science, I began my Veterinary Physiotherapy journey at Harper Adams. To give myself the best possible chance of succeeding within the industry, I became a Veterinary Care Assistant in a local Small Animal Hospital enabling me to make connections with local Veterinary Surgeons and other Veterinary professionals ahead of qualifying. 3 years later, having qualified with a PgD and MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy, I am excited to see what the future holds for my business when incorporating hydrotherapy treatment with land-based physiotherapy treatment
TABITHA NYE IMSC, MRAMP, MNAVP
Tabitha (Tabi) has always loved animals for as long as she can remember. From working as a equine groom from 17 years old up until graduating university, to growing up with dogs; animals have always been an important factor in Tabi’s life.
Tabi is a level 7 masters qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist, gained from Writtle University College. With professional accreditation from the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP), the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) and National Association of Canine Hydrotherapist (NARCH).
Alongside working at country canine hydrotherapy, she runs her own mobile physiotherapy business called NYE Veterinary Physiotherapy which started in September 2022. While also working part time as an in-house Veterinary physiotherapist at Woodcroft Veterinary group in Cheadle Hulme. Tabitha is excited to see her business and experience grow within her roles.
Tabi has a particular love for all things hydrotherapy. Form completing both a systematic review and a trial in hydrotherapy benefits and muscle activation at university. She has a level 3 canine hydrotherapy qualification and is currently completing a level 4 advanced treadmill qualification. She also holds a certificate in Canine first aid and CPD hours in equine (and canine) kinesiology tape application.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors on walks, surfing and paddle boarding. She also has her own miniature zoo at home, consisting of exotics, her cat Kenzo and her cocker spaniel Hiro.