Hi, I'm Paul

Based in Greater Manchester 

Providing excellence in physiotherapy for animals through a multidisciplinary approach.  I provide assessment, treatments and rehabilitation to equine and canine competition animals, as well as much loved leisure and companion animals, with care and compassion.
My main aim is to maintain mobility, function and enhance performance, whether recovering from injury, illness, surgery or age-related problems.  Veterinary physiotherapists are experts in anatomy, muscle movement and exercise prescription which allows us to optimise animal locomotion through rehabilitation. 

Working with animals was my life ambition

After many years of success competing my own horses through my teenage years, I decided working with animals was my life ambition. I went on to study Equine Science and Technology after my A levels, at Bishop Burton agricultural college.  

Equine Event Training

After gaining my AI qualification from the British Horse Society, I was fortunate to make contact with several of the world’s leading riders in the eventing field.  From here I went on to work for two top International three-day event riders, both riding for the British team at the Olympics on more than one occasion.  I gained many years of experience in training horses from pre-novice to advance level in dressage, show jumping and cross country.

Equine trainer and National Assessor
In 2001 I became a freelance instructor and horse trainer before moving on to my position of 16 years with Greater Manchester Police Mounted Unit as an Equine trainer and National assessor. This entailed training young horses in flat work, jumping and desensitising them to noise and visual effects. I also had the opportunity to train them to remain calm and relaxed at large football matches, riots, parades including two home coming parades for Manchester United and Manchester City football teams.  In my first couple of years as Equine trainer I went on to achieve my stage 4 British Horse Society (Intermediate Stable Managers) qualification and have taught several officer training courses from standard equine certificate (Stage 2) to Intermediate equine certificate (Stage 3) and Instructor qualification. Furthermore, my position requires me to travel the country assessing riders and teachers Nationally within the Police mounted fraternity.

Registered member of IRVAP

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Veterinary Physiotherapy Services



Myofascial Release

Trigger Point Therapy 

Pain Management


Therapeutic Ultrasound

Paul Hodgkinson Vet Physio Horse brachio




Bespoke Treatment 

Exercise Prescription 


Paul Hodgkinson Vet Physio Triceps stret

Dog Physiotherapy


Bespoke Treatment

Exercise Prescription





Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Area of Service

Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Glossop, Disley 

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