OUR CANINE REHABILITATION TEAM - SWANSEA
Danielle Perdue - Director & Hydrotherapist DipHSA RCH NARCH
Danielle previously worked as a Veterinary Theatre Assistant in a first opinion practice. Prior to entering into the Veterinary Industry Danielle was the UK Subsidary General Manager for an Isreali Water Filtration company with a turnover of £2.8m. The combined experience has been an integral part to ensuring The Retreat continues to deliver high quality, affordable & accessible Veterinary Rehab Services in Swansea.
Imogen Gifford - Veterinary Physiotherapist Bsc PgDip VetPhys
Imogen gained her PgDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy from CEPT (Now, the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine) Formally, Imogen worked in first opinion practice locally as a Veterinary Assistant in the Swansea area for 4 years prior to embarking on her Veterinary Physiotherapy journey.
Leah Phillips - Canine Physiotherapist Bsc PgDip VetPhys MIRVAP(VP)
Leah gained her PgDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy from The University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 and is currently embarking on her MSc. Leah has worked with dogs for a number of years formally offering dog walking & pet sitting in and around Neath. Leah started her Journey to becoming a qualified Vet Physio 4 years ago when her own pet had to undergo a Total Hip Replacement at 20 months old. This was the start of Leah's journey.
Owain Jones - Assistant Hydrotherapist & Centre Coordinator
Owain formally worked within a animal rescue centre as a kennel hand and adoption coordinator, frequently dealing with ex puppy breeding pairs as well as puppies. As well as working full time, Owain was a foster carer for dogs with specific needs like those that had limited mobility or life limiting conditions. This role included physical rehabilitation and emotional rehabilitation. Owain keeps the centre running smoothly and coordinatates our appointments, the patient referral process and assisting Hydrotherapy patient sessions. Owain is currently studying his Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy.
Manessa Faal - Chartered Physiotherapist Bsc (hons) Msc VetPhys HCPC CSP ACPAT(A)
Manessa has over 20 years offering physiotherapeutic consultancy to humans, canine, equine, domesticated and exotic subjects. Manessa is Swansea's first Chartered Physiotherapist in Veterinary Physiotherapy and brings a wealth of knowledge to our small team, and specialises in Sports Conditioning and management of the Canine Athlete.