Behind the Title
My name is Kaitlinn Schaap and I am a fully qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist, graduating from Harper Adams University in 2021 and accredited with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) and The Institute of Registered Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP).
Having horses from the age of four, I grew up with a passion for them and the outdoors. As a teenager, I bred and backed my own horse, Malakai. When deciding on a college, I knew I had to follow my passion and studied a Technical Baccalaureate Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management at Reaseaheath College, and Malakai came with me. The rehabilitation modules further grew my passion for horses, but now with the focus of seeing them recover and their performance improve with the help from veterinary physiotherapy. I then set out on four years of Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University.
Over the years, I have spent time working at a stud yard and for a 2* Event rider, the Mounted Police Unit, Grand Prix Dressage riders as well as undertaking my university placement at the amazing Hartpury Equine Therapy Centre.
Through 2020 and 2021 I have been rehabbing my horse from hind limb suspensory ligament surgery and am honing my skills to further my knowledge in the field constantly.
I spent a year working as an equine therapist at a leading equine therapy and fitness centre in Cheshire and will hopefully be looking to take on rehabilitation liveries of my own in the future.