About R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy

R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy provides an expansive mobile physiotherapy and rehabilitation service to small and large animals across North Wales, Cheshire, North Shropshire and the Isle of Man. 

At R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy, we offer a wide variety of treatment options, including manual and electrotherapies, to help get your animal back on their feet and on the road to recovery. Alternatively, physiotherapy is great in sporting and show animals to improve their performance and overall condition. 

R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy is owned and ran by Tara Masson. Tara is a fully qualified, registered veterinary physiotherapist who, under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, works under strict referral from your animal’s veterinary surgeon.

Dog/Canine balancing on a wobble cushion, Remedial Exercise, Exercise
Cow/Ruminant, Massage, Assessment

Other relevant qualifications include:

  • Essential first aid for all ages – December 2017
  • First aid for Pet Owners – August 2017
  • Herdsman Hoof Trimming – March 2018

About Tara Masson

Tara was born and raised on a family dairy farm on the Isle of Man. Having been surrounded by animals her whole life, and with her involvement in agricultural societies such as the Young Farmers and Holstein Young Breeders, it seemed natural for Tara to pursue a career working with animals. Her awareness of Veterinary Physiotherapy started after receiving physiotherapy herself following an injury, and she was immediately drawn towards providing animals with the same treatment benefits she experienced herself. 

Tara began studying BSc (Honours) Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University in October 2014. During her degree, Tara undertook a placement year, working at a leading veterinary referral hospital as a physiotherapist, as well as a rehabilitation livery yard working with a range of breeds and disciplines. Additionally, throughout her final year of study, Tara took part in clinic days twice a week, assessing and treating both dogs and horses, before taking on cover work as part of the university’s rehabilitation team. 

Tara received a Second Class Honours (First Division), or a 2:1, in BSc (Honours) Veterinary Physiotherapy and graduated in September 2018. Tara was also honoured to be awarded the 2018 Kruuse Veterinary Physiotherapist of the Year award for her hard work and dedication to veterinary physiotherapy throughout her degree.

Outside of physiotherapy, Tara is a keen hockey player, playing and coaching for her local club since 2008. Tara also has interests in motorsport, being a member of the Harper Adams Motorsport Team during her time at university, and also volunteers as a course marshal for the Isle of Man TT, Festival of Motorsport and Classic TT road races. 

Cow/Ruminant, Massage, Assessment

Other relevant qualifications include:

  • Essential first aid for all ages – December 2017
  • First aid for Pet Owners – August 2017
  • Herdsman Hoof Trimming – March 2018