The S.T.A.R Clinic is run by our experienced Veterinary Surgeon Emma Poore BSc VetMB MA MRCVS CertGP(WVA&CPM) CCRT. With extensive specialist training in rehabilitation, pain management (including acupuncture) and sports medicine, Emma is is one of the UK’s leading specialists in this rapidly progressing field of Veterinary Medicine.
Emma has been trained by the top rehabilitation therapists and sports medicine clinicians in the USA –notably Chris Zink, Janet Van Dyke and Laurie McCauley to name a few –and is a member of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She has also spent time in Belgium working alongside a leading canine physical therapist, Ellen Martens, specialising in neurologic rehabilitation. Emma is one of only a small number of vets in the UK to hold the CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist) qualification.
Emma also holds a General Practioners Certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management (validated by the European School of Veterinary Post- Graduate Studies), having undertaken specialist training by one of the UK’s top pain management specialists, Samantha Lindlay. She is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Emma has also developed close links with ACPAT Animal Physiotherapists McTimony Chiropractic Practitioners, Osteopathy Practitioners and the Association of Pet Behaviour Counselors so that every one of your pet’s rehabilitation/pain management needs is met.
The management responsibility for the practice falls to Nicky Poore CertEd NPQH LPSH. Having had a career in teaching for 33 years, of which the last 15 were as a Headteacher, Nicky retired at the end of 2012.
However, never one to stand still for long. she soon realised that she needed a new challenge. She is now running her own successful educational consultancy business and is also helping Emma with the running of the S.T.A.R Clinic.
Nicky spends her spare time drinking hot chocolate (no we’re not joking) and reading.
Head RVN Dip CABT
Helen is our Head Nurse at the S.T.A.R Clinic, and has been nursing for 20 years . Helen holds an interest in canine and feline behaviour and was awarded a diploma in canine and feline behaviour and training from the Centre Of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) in 2008. She runs the puppy parties at the clinic and loves meeting the little pups, with their owners. Helping with their first steps in training, and seeing them grow into their adulthood (hopefully a bit better trained)! She is also on hand to help with any behavioural needs of the patients.
As well as being a registered Veterinary Nurse and enjoying the variety it beings, Helen is also a clinical coach, which enables her to train student Veterinary Nurses in practice. She finds seeing the students go through their training to becoming registered nurses very satisfying and is a rewarding part of her job.
In her spare time Helen likes walking with her Border Collie Harvey, who you may see at the clinic as he comes to work with her!