Amy has been fascinated by animals for as long as she can remember; at the age of six her school teachers set her homework at weekends to write stories that didn't include animals - because every story she wrote was based upon them!
Amy graduated from Cambridge in 2005 in veterinary medicine. She started working in a large veterinary hospital in Wiltshire, where she stayed for nearly eight years. In 2012, Amy was nominated for PetPlan Vet of the Year. In 2013 she took the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA) foundation course in acupuncture - and from there she was hooked! Amy has successfully treated numerous patients with acupuncture over the years. Despite impressive results, Amy wanted to deepen her knowledge of acupuncture to elicit the best outcome for her patients. She therefore spent over a year travelling to the Netherlands to train with Linda Boggie, a past president of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)and internationally renowned acupuncturist and worldwide lecturer on the subject and completed her international acupuncture certificate with IVAS in July 2017.
Amy is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) after extensive study with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI). She has been trained by pioneers of the canine rehabilitation and sports medicine world, for example Christine Zink, Janet van Dyke, Laurie McCauley and Patsy Mich, all of whom lecture internationally and are recognised as experts in their field. She has spent time in Belgium, working with Ellen Maartens, a top rehabilitation therapist who specialises in neurological rehabilitation. In 2014 Amy was a guest speaker at the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) annual meeting.
Ever one for a challenge and with an ongoing passion for learning and expanding her treatment options for patients, Amy decided in November 2017 (with a 1month old baby) to start her advanced certificate in chinese herbal medicine with the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapy (CIVT). This marries beautifully with both acupuncture but also as an adjunct treatment for many disease processes being managed with conventional western medicine. She is a member of the British Association of Veterinary Herbalists (BAVH).
Amy is a member of the following organisations:
Outside of work, Amy has two young children who keep her on her toes, as well as an exuberant one year old border terrier called Orla and a more sedate and distinguished 13 year old border terrier called Oscar. She enjoys yoga, ballet and pilates, and regularly attends the Moors Valley Parkrun, where she can be found towards the back of the running contingent, or on the barcode scanning team.