About Us

Justo Development - Our Mission

To improve the physical health, comfort and and ultimately welfare of animals through sharing knowledge and best practice which is underpinned by current research. By providing those in the animal care industry with essential knowledge through our courses, we hope they can make choices for the animals in their care which will benefit their well being.

Our founder and Principal Katie Lawrence combines her two passions, physiotherapy for animals and education; to develop courses that meet the demands of veterinary physiotherapists, veterinary nurses and related professionals. If you have an interest in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for horses, dogs and other animals, we aim to bring you the most relevant and current research on a variety of topics.  Our courses allow you to structure your learning around your individual interests and practice.

Katie Lawrence


Our principal has been a veterinary physiotherapist for almost 20 years and has been involved in training since 2003.  Katie has developed many programmes including Professional Diplomas in equine and small animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation, equine and canine exercise rehabilitation Certificates, a BSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy and numerous short courses.

Katie has a Postgraduate certificate in Veterinary Education from the Royal Veterinary College (University of London) and has been awarded lifetime fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.  She is the only Veterinary Physiotherapist in the world to hold this specialist qualification and has a unique way of developing and delivering courses which engage learners in a deep learning experience.

Katie’s other industry commitments include veterinary physiotherapy representative on the board of the Animal Health Professions Register (AHPR).  One of her primary roles in this position has been to develop and manage the professional development phase (PDP) which is in place to support new graduates in their first year of practice. Katie is also programme and academic lead on a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Berkshire College of Agriculture (Royal Agricultural University).

Katie Lawrence
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