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Meet Our Team

Your pets are our priority

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Heather Venables

2021 VestFest Excellence in Therapy Winner

Heather is the owner of PawFit. She became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2010, earned her diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and became a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist in 2017. After running Pawfit as a mobile business for 2 years, Heather opened her PawFit rehabilitation centre in 2020. Heather also teaches part time at Harper Adams University, where she earned her physiotherapy degree.
Heather shares her life with two dogs, Buddy and Oscar, two cats, Lily and Tiger, a horse, Dorris, and her partner.


Fran Germain

Sports Therapy BSc Tons PgD VetPhys MNAVP

Fran joined Pawfit after qualifying from Harper Adams in 2019. Previous to this, she graduated with a BSc Hons in Sports Therapy in 2014. She is in the centre Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Helping and rehabilitating animals requires an in depth knowledge of biomechanics, which Fran has not only gained from her years of practicing sports therapy, but also through her hobbies; show jumping, dressage and working with her families water rescue Leonburgers.
When not at the centre, Fran can be found on the Shropshire hills with her dog, Bob.


Kate Outram

BSc Hons PgD VetPhys MNAVP

Kate has been at Pawfit since February 2020, and is in the centre Tuesdays and Fridays.
She originally studied her undergraduate degree in Zoology, before continuing onto a postgraduate degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams.
Alongside her work as a Veterinary Physiotherapist, Kate also works at a Special Veterinary referral centre as an out of hours receptionist. This means she is on the end of the call, helping vets triage and prioritise cases.
At home, she is kept busy with her pony, Harvey, 3 legged cat, Nellie, and puppy, Fenna.


Suzi Zawistowicz

Level 3 Canine Hydrotherpist

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Hazel Hicklin

Social Media Manager and Assistant

Hazel joined PawFit in April 2021, setting up an Instagram account and running this alongside PawFits Facebook account. She can also be found at the Centre helping out, and taking on administration duties. From an early age Hazel has loved all animals and shows great care and compassion for them. Having previously worked in health and social care, she is now using her knowledge and abilities to support animals. Away from PawFit, Hazel spends most of her time with her Cava-cockapoo Teddy and her husband. She also has her own small business as an artist/illustrator.

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