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 19 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. Most recently 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.
Sarah Millar graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Veterinary Nursing degree programme, gaining first class honours and recognition on the Dean’s Honours list. Sarah is also a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the UK with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, after completing further exams.
Sarah enjoys all areas of veterinary nursing and has experience of working in clinical practice, assisting veterinarians with pet consultations and surgery, as well as caring for post-operative patients during their hospital stay.
Sarah’s current pet care focus is to utilise her knowledge and experience to empower owners with the necessary advice, resources and skills to help them support their own pets through wellness, nutrition and nursing care to patients at home.
Sarah also has a passion for wildlife and has volunteered for charities involved in the care and safeguard of wild animals in both Asia and Africa. Volunteering in Africa for Cheetah Outreach and Cheetah Conservation Fund, concerned with the conservation of cheetahs, and in China for Animal Asia, supporting the care of rescued Moon Bears from the bile trade, has further enhanced her veterinary nursing skills.
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.
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.