Skip to content


Veterinary Physiotherapy
with Claire Styles from Writtle University College
In collaboration with UCAS

Try this university course before you apply - 100% free!

Watch a sample episode now

Join Claire Styles and the team at Writtle University College as they teach you an introduction to veterinary physiotherapy. You'll learn key terminology about the study of anatomy, learn why anatomy study forms one of the building blocks of study within the veterinary physiotherapy degree followed by learning the muscles involved in shoulder movement of the horse, and observe our current students being taught the correct technique on how to stretch a horse's limbs, effectively and safely. These are key skills you will need as a veterinary physiotherapist, and it will give you an insight into some of what you'll be doing when you join the course at Writtle. Whilst this Subject Spotlight is focused on the horse please do also note that the course teaches students on both horses and dogs on a 50:50 ratio.

Claire StylesWrittle University CollegeVeterinary medicine

All episodes
1. The Animal Skeletal System
2. The Muscles of a Horse
3. How To Stretch a Horse

About the university

Writtle University College
Writtle University College
Writtle University College

Writtle University College is a specialist education facility founded in 1893 that offers courses in land, animal and sport based subjects. The university college is located in the village of Writtle just outside of the city of Chelmsford, Essex. Writtle features a countryside estate, spanning around 150 hectares with a wide range of facilities including a working farm, equine development and training centre, canine therapy unit, pet behaviour and training centre, and a new centre for sport and health amongst many others. Writtle offers a supportive environment where students are taught in small cohorts. With around 400 rooms for over 18s on campus, it provides an ideal place to live, study and socialise.

Writtle University College profile →
Meet the academic
Claire Styles

Claire Styles is Senior Lecturer for Veterinary Physiotherapy and Equine therapy at Writtle University College, and also Course Manager for MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy (UG) and BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy. Claire has been riding for over 25 years and working in the equine industry in various jobs for the last 13 years. She has been running her therapy business since early 2011, which she continues to do alongside her lecturing work.

In every Subject Spotlight you’ll find

On-demand interactive video content

Sign up, log in and access a wide range of potentially life-changing Subject Spotlight experiences that will help you make informed decisions about your university future.

Remarkable & relatable academics

Learn from some of the UK’s finest and most decorated academics as they give you a genuine, insightful and engaging experience of studying their courses at their universities.

Interactive quizzes and activities

Have a go at fascinating interactive quizzes and activities, then get meaningful and intuitive feedback from the academics to see how you’ve done.

Content to enhance students personal statments

Hear direct from the academics what’s expected of you in your personal statements, and the things you can do to improve your chances of getting on the course you most desire!

Certificate of completion

You’ll receive a certificate of completion to evidence your learning - why not add this to your CV and university applications to show your dedication to your future pathway!

Frequently asked questions

What is a Subject Spotlight?
Why should I check out Subject Spotlights?
Who is this Spotlight for?
How should I talk about completing a Subject Spotlight on my personal statement?