Diane Messum


Diane Messum HPC MCSP BSc(Hons) MSc VetPhys ACPAT Cat A AACP

Lead Veterinary Physiotherapist, Davies Veterinary Specialists


Diane studied a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham, qualifying in 2002. She has 10 years of invaluable human physiotherapy experience and now specialises in outpatient physiotherapy and hand therapy and has worked part time at the BMI Chiltern Hospital, Great Missenden since 2005.

Diane completed her Masters Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2007, awarded by the Royal Veterinary College, London, and started her veterinary physiotherapy practice, Pawprint Physiotherapy, in January 2007. She works closely with a number of Equine and Small Animal Veterinary Clinics including Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire where she is the Physiotherapy Lead. She believes that a multi-disciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation management and injury prevention of small and large animals is vital for optimising the outcome.

Diane regularly lectures to other professionals within the veterinary field, mentors postgraduate students and attends postgraduate courses and teaching sessions to continue developing her own knowledge and skills, based on the latest research, in the fields of human and animal physiotherapy.