About

Meet the Team…

Helen Rowley
Principal Practitioner : RVN; MCHA; AIRVAP; MBVNA
Helen has been involved in canine health care, behaviour and training for over 35 years; she qualified as a RCVS veterinary nurse in 1987, spending many years working in veterinary practice as a nurse and as a behaviour/training adviser. Recognising the link between behavioural issues and physical discomfort she concentrated her studies in this area, discovered the benefits of hydrotherapy and therapeutic exercise and gained additional qualifications to allow her to specialise and subsequently created CanineKinetics! Helen is a Member of the British Veterinary Nursing Association; Member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association and Associate Member of the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists. In addition to her professional qualifications, Helen has owned and trained several breeds of dogs in different disciplines, including agility in which she has competed successfully at Championship level with her Border Terriers.
Lesley Williamson
Veterinary Physiotherapist- BScHons; PgDip Vet Phys MNAVP
Lesley is a fully qualified veterinary physiotherapist and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists whose requirement for continuing professional development ensures skills and knowledge are kept up to date with the latest research in this developing field. She also hold an Honours degree in Equine Science from the Royal Agricultural University and an Honours Degree in Animal Management, Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Chester. She then completed a 2 year Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University. Lesley has over twenty years’ professional experience working with animals in a variety of fields. She is a member of the British Horse Society instructors register and has a keen interest in both equine and canine performance and welfare. Lesley’s leisure time is spent with her lovely Labrador, Meg, and enjoying her own horses with a particular interest in dressage.
Eliza Senior
Veterinary Acupuncturist- BVM&S MRCVS
Eliza qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Edinburgh in 2001 and has enjoyed a career in small animal practice. She has a special interest in veterinary acupuncture and is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists.
Debbie Harrison
Dog School Instructor and Training Consultant
Debbie has over 30 years of instructing experience. She has qualifications in Canine Behaviour Modification and with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, and has undergone training with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Debbie is passionate about dogs and their learning journey, and is continually updating her own learning in order to offer the most beneficial, up to date advice to owners and their dogs. Debbie owns several Dachshunds, a Labrador and a cavapoo with whom she enjoys competing in agility.
Steph Matthews
Dynamic Dog Agility Instructor
Steph runs Dynamic Dog Agility from CanineKinetics venue and whilst this is her own business we still consider her very much part of our team!! Steph is an experienced agility competitor and instructor, having competed successfully with her dogs to championship level. She offers classes at CanineKinetics on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening and private lessons by appointment.