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More About Nicole Skyrme Vet Physio

Nicole Skyrme Veterinary Physiotherapy is owned and run by a fully qualified and insured Veterinary Physiotherapist, Nicole Skyrme (PGDip), who is a proud member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (MNAVP). Being associated with a regulating, governing body ensures that I obtain the highest of standards, are insured and are supported throughout my career to continue to provide quality care.

Nicole Skyrme Veterinary Physiotherapy is a mobile service for horses and dogs; providing a professional and friendly service to Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and parts of North Hampshire

About Me.

Nicole has been around horses and dogs all of her life, knowing that her career was always going to involve animals.


Nicole's passion with horses began at the age of four when she was taken to her first ever riding lesson. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience working in competitive and professional environments with high level dressage horses, polo ponies, thoroughbred youngsters and at riding schools. ​Nicole has her own horse, Milly, who she has owned since 2014. She bought her, with the intention to compete her in show jumping and shortly found her new passion in dressage. Nicole's been competing her as much as she can, at BD Preliminary level and have recently moved up to Novice level. Since 2021, Nicole has been competing and training her sisters horse, a Selle Francais x Appaloosa Mare, Bridget, who was broken in by ourselves at home. 

Nicole has spent practically her whole life around animals, which is largely the reason for her academic interest in horses and dogs. At her family home, she has always lived with dogs, cats and been fortunate to have her own horses since a young age with sheep most recently joining the family in 2019. Every day, she looks after her family horses, which include her own - Milly and Sundae, her mums horse - Zara, and her sisters horses - Cruise and Bridget. She has 3 lovely dogs, a teacup Chihuahua called Titan, Miniature Pinscher x Pomerian called Tilly and a Labrador x Collie rescue called Bobbi and a Tortoiseshell x Tabby cat called Tia. In 2019, during the lambing season, Nicole's family home became a home for orphaned lambs to be bottle fed and looked after until they were ready to go to their new homes as pet lambs, and as always we couldn't resist keeping 3 for ourselves, called Maggie, Rose and Flake. 


After attaining her A-level in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology, Nicole enrolled onto her first undergraduate degree in Equine Science in September 2017 at Oxford Brookes University and graduated with a First Honours degree in June 2020. Throughout this course, Nicole was able to deepen her knowledge in anatomy and physiology, behaviour, nutrition, breeding and performance physiology.


Since 2019, Nicole has been working as a Equine Sports Massage Therapist, treating a variety of horses, after qualifying through the widely recognised, accredited and professional training program 'Equissage Europe'. Knowing that her career was always going to be in Veterinary Physiotherapy, she began her Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Writtle University College in 2021. She has successfully completed her first 2 years, which has enabled her to qualify with a postgraduate diploma as a Veterinary Physiotherapist, treating horses and dogs, in August 2022. She will continue onto her research year to gain a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy.  

Nicole has also completed her Level 4 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy for Veterinary Physiotherapists, including applied water treadmill techniques, training at Greyfriars Veterinary Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Referrals and also works part-time at Therapaws Canine Rehabilitation Centre as a hydrotherapist and physiotherapist treating a range of orthropaedic and nuerological rehabilitation cases as well as maintenance and fitness dogs. 

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