Physiotherapy requires a skilled and qualified technician to apply appropriate techniques and clinical reasoning to manage pain and restore movement in your pet.
Physiotherapy for pets must be overseen by a Hong Kong registered veterinary surgeon to ensure the correct and safe treatments are administered appropriately to ensure rehabilitation goals are met.
At Paws in Motion, our veterinary physiotherapy treatment programmes are designed by our experienced veterinarian and certified canine rehabilitation therapist, Dr Jane McNae, and aim to speed up the healing process, encouraging a more rapid return to mobility and enjoy life again.
Paws in Motion also provides nursing care to your pets in your home. Appointments with our qualified veterinary nurses include a health check as well as discussing numerous aspects of your pet’s health and well-being, including preventative health care, nutrition and dental care.
Dr Jane McNae graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia and has worked as a Veterinary Surgeon for 20 years, with 14 of those spent in Hong Kong. She is a Member by examination of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery and has worked in emergency medicine in both HK and UK. She has examined, diagnosed and treated with medicine and surgery all the common conditions your pet may suffer.
Dr Jane has also worked extensively in the field of pet nutritional supplements and associated research in US and UK. From 2009 to 2014, she was the Course Director and Lecturer for the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, based in Hong Kong, delivering Asia’s first BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing; a collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She currently teaches musculoskeletal and neurological anatomy to City University of Hong Kong's Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and is the Internal Moderator for the course.
Dr Jane is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, USA and has completed an Internship with the Rehabilitation service at the Animal Medical Center, New York. She also holds the Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy through the College of Animal Physiotherapy in the UK.
Irena Tang graduated from Hong Kong’s first joint degree programme in veterinary nursing by the Royal Veterinary College and the HK Polytechnic University. After completing time in general practice, Irena became a registered VN with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK, by examination.
Since qualifying, Irena has gained further experience by working in general veterinary practice, assisting in hospitalised patient care and surgery, monitoring anaesthesia, nutrition and pet wellness.
Irena enjoys nursing care and is particularly passionate about physiotherapy to improve the pet’s well-being. Massage is a special area of interest and she has already completed further studies with the Northwest School of Animal Massage.
In her free time, Irena enjoys travelling abroad and taking photos, especially of animals. During secondary school, Irena volunteered with the SPCA where she met the love of her life, Rosie, the loveliest mongrel in the world.
Miriam Yeung ensures positive client experience through communicating with clients and the veterinary team. She manages everyday in-office administrative work and joins the team to meet clients and their furry companions from time to time.
Miriam speaks fluent Japanese, besides Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She assists translations between clients and the team.
Miriam cultivated her interest in animal welfare during her days in Australia. Since coming back to the city, she has been regularly volunteering at Hong Kong Dog Rescue to help walk dogs and keep the discipline within the shelter. She fosters dogs from time to time and enjoys bonding with her neighbor’s adopted cat.
It is important to make sure we have the correct diagnosis before treating your pet. Your family veterinarian will perform all the necessary diagnostic tests, X-rays or imaging and ensure that any required medical or surgical treatment is given. We liaise directly with your vet to obtain this information and to ensure any specific requirements are met and your pet receives continuity of care.