Qualified at The University of the Pretoria with a B.Sc.(Hons) Animal Science in 2010. After which obtaining a M.Sc. in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2016.
B.Sc.(Hons) Animal Science, University of Pretoria.
M.Sc. Veterinary Physiotherapy ,Harper Adams University (UK).
Hi, my name is Sian Johnston and I am an animal physiotherapist working in Johannesburg, South Africa.
It has been a long journey to bring this dream to life. I’ve always had a passion in working with animals, particularly dogs and horses. So, after chasing a dream for 9 years and the drive to achieve it…
I entered a career that I am incredibly passionate about.
After having studied a B.Sc.(Hons) in agriculture at the University of Pretoria, I decided to move to the United Kingdom (UK) to study the new and exciting field of Animal Physiotherapy.
Harper Adams University runs a pioneering course with an extremely high standard of education, qualifying some of the best practitioners in the UK. Having grown up in South Africa and after completing my Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy in the UK, it was time to head home.
After coming back to South Africa is 2013. I found this is a new and exciting time for the industry in South Africa, with a huge need for animal physiotherapy within the dog and horse industries. After that I completed my research thesis, I became one of a handful practitioners to hold an M.Sc. Veterinary Physiotherapy in South Africa.
Similarly, to further my studies, I continued my training by working to become a ‘Masterson Method‘ certified practitioner (studies will be complete for this by July 2019), ensuring my continued advancement in this amazing industry.
Meanwhile, I plan to promote the industry by showing the benefits of physiotherapy in the well-being of our valued animals. I have a major drive to improve the lives of all the animals I work with, aiming to be a voice for animals by educating and supporting the owners responsible for their care.
To sum up, our primary goal is to improve the animal’s quality of life by fulfilling their physical & mental needs as well as improving the owners understanding to ensure long term results