Hello, I’m Stuart Lawrence
I have been around horses and animals since a child, and realised from many years treating humans that small problems, when not treated, can become more serious requiring invasive treatment.
I qualified from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 1999 and have worked with many 1000s of humans over the years. I am no longer registered with the GCC as they do not regulate the practice of chiropractic services on animals, the title animal/veterinary chiropractor.
I am however registered with RAMP (see details below) and the Association of Osteomyologists. As a therapist practising osteomyology, I practice a form of alternative medicine loosely based on the aggregated ideas from other manipulation therapies, principally Chiropractic and Osteopathy but also includes physiotherapy and acupuncture.
I have spent much of my life outside enjoying hobbies including shooting, fishing, and working on my allotment in Southend-on-Sea. I took up riding again in 2015 after a gap of too many years to comfortably disclose, which brought back many memories of a happy childhood.
I have also kept and worked dogs (although not particularly well if you ask my good friends) for several years, in particular German pointers and I passionately love being out with my dogs Kaiser and Star.
Becoming a veterinary chiropractor
It was whilst talking to a Chiropractic friend in 2015 about some of the issues of arthritis and a general slowing down of Eva, my old liver and white pointer, that I started to think about training as a Veterinary Chiropractor.
I chose Options for Animals UK in Newcastle as it was the first and only RAMP accredited provider in the UK and one of only three RAMP recognised educational providers. I am now qualified at Professional Diploma level and have decided to start a PhD into Safety and Risk prevention in the animal healthcare industry. I’ve also passed the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association Exam, giving me membership of the prestigious British Veterinary Chiropractic Association, the gold standard in Veterinary Chiropractic in Britain and the rest of Europe. Through continuing professional development I will maintain my expertise and strive to be at the forefront of research to benefit you and your pets health ensuring I can do the best I can for you and your family!
As the only RAMP and Animal Chiropractic Gold standard BVCA registered Veterinary Chiropractor in Essex I have made it my goal to help your beloved furry family member back to a better state of health and wellness and lead a more comfortable and happy life helping to reduce the need to have to rely on pain relieving arthritis or other such medications.
Registered with RAMP
RAMP, the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners, is a national register of practitioners designed to help veterinary surgeons and animal owners choose professionals providing chiropractic, osteopathic and physiotherapy techniques to animals.
All professionals registered with RAMP are obliged to demonstrate high standards of proficiency and professionalism, equivalent to the demands of the statutory regulatory bodies governing Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy in the human domain. This means that you can be confident that your animal should receive the same level of care as you would yourself. RAMP makes no distinctions between different forms of training but only of the standards of care given in practice.
The Animal Chiropractic course (Options for Animals) I completed is currently the only RAMP accredited course and I am the only RAMP and BVCA registered Veterinary Chiropractor in Essex. I am also registered with the Association of Osteomyologists, which takes into account the best of osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic services, and acupuncture, and is the body I am registered with to treat you the owners.