Elysia Basford

BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy

I graduated from Harper Adams University in 2021 with a First Class Honours degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy. I am fully insured, and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).


I have always had a passion for helping animals; I was that little girl who used to help snails cross the road and watched every animal programme on TV.

It would be impossible for me to talk about myself without mentioning my own rescue dog, Sasha, pictured with me above. We rescued her at 11 years old, though she still acted like a puppy!


As she aged, I began looking into ways I could help to improve her quality of life, which led me to Veterinary Physiotherapy. Throughout the course she was my canine helper, always happy to have a practice massage! As a result, helping old dogs is a cause near and dear to me, and I want to do everything I can to help them spend their days in comfort.


Horses are another animal that captured my heart. During my course, I could often be found at my local yard, applying my learning to possibly the most patient horse in the world, Harley. That is, when he wasn't trying to eat my anatomy books! Another horse, Hugolina, featured frequently in my final year assignments; she now performs her stretches when she sees me coming, hoping for a carrot!


These three animals taught me so much, along with a myriad of others, and all I want is to be able to give back to these wonderful creatures we're so lucky to have in our lives.