Meet the RAMP Council

Become a RAMP Council Member

The RAMP Constitution defines Council Members' terms of office so that we can bring in new skills and experience and boost the group's energy, each year positions become available if you would like to express an interest to work on the Council please contact us.

Sonya Nightingale - President


Dr Vav Simon DC AMC FRCC

Vav Simon DC AMC FRCC , President of RAMP is a Doctor of Chiropractic for both humans and animals. As a long qualified practitioner ,she has both lectured and examined on the course that trained her and has many years experience sitting on council for the professional association. As past President of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association animal group and past Director of Academic Affairs of the Royal College of Chiropractors Animal Faculty she has gained the knowledge and skills to found RAMP.


Vice President

Eleanor Andrews MOst DO PGCHE SPOP Animal Ost

RAMP applications co-ordinator is an Osteopath. Eleanor has been at the forefront of animal osteopathy both professionally and politically for a number of years, endeavouring to strengthen and support the profession whilst raising standards of practise and education. Her learning, teaching, treating and consultancy experiences have taken her across the country and internationally. Eleanor has been heavily involved in the development of education for osteopaths in animal practice and is a senior lecturer of Animal Osteopathy having taught on Masters programmes, lectures internationally and examines students, she has also presented and run workshops at international seminars and has sat on the Association of Animal Osteopaths' committee for a number of years before heading up the AAO.

Sonya Nightingale - President

Past President

Sonya Nightingale MCSP ACPAT A

Sonya Nightingale, RAMP Past President - Sonya is a Chartered Physiotherapist who started treating animals in 1987 when there was little available training and the professions were in their infancy. She has been heavily involved in their development over the years by consulting on course academic content and being a clinical educator, chairing ACPAT for four years and working at the top level, including as a Veterinary Physiotherapist at London 2012. As a Founder member of RAMP she is passionate about gaining these professions the recognition they deserve while ensuring a high standard is set and maintained.

Leanne Baker


Leanne Baker BSc Hons PGDip MCSP HCPC ACPAT A

My career started in human physiotherapy practice in 2012 and, after completion of a post graduate diploma in veterinary physiotherapy, expanded to animal practice in 2016. I have a real passion for veterinary physiotherapy and thoroughly enjoy my work in this field. I have experience of equine, canine and feline physiotherapy, treating a variety of orthopaedic and neurological conditions. Prior to my career in physiotherapy I worked as a professional travelling event groom for an international event rider. I feel strongly about maintaining high standards within musculoskeletal practitioners and I believe RAMP is instrumental in achieving this.

Jo Paul



Jo is a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in the treatment of equines, she is primarily a clinician with a background in training event and point-to -point horses, she has a BHSAI qualification, has been a registered Centred Riding Coach and listed BD Dressage judge. She has a special interest in the prevention of injury and re-habilitation and treats hairy ponies and elite equines with equal care and attention. Jo has been a clinical educator on all three of the UK Veterinary Physiotherapy MSc programmes and delivers post graduate courses for clinicians worldwide. As an Educator she hopes to promote courses that provide excellent levels of education for our Registrants and support them in developing their Clinical Practice.

Emma Owen

Consumer of Therapies Rep

Emma Owen BSc Hons

Emma Owen started working with horses in 2010 after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a BSc Hons degree in Nutrition. She runs her own rehabilitation yard, alongside breaking in and pre-training horses. In 2019 she invested in a water treadmill which is proving to be a great asset to the business. She has ridden since the age of 5 and enjoys competing at grassroots eventing with the ambition of qualifying for the Badminton grassroots eventing championships. She has joined Council to represent the consumer of therapy services.

Corin Bruce


Corin Bruce Dip MCAM, Dip MCST

Corin is a McTimoney-Corley Skeletal Therapist who qualified to treat animals in 2006 and humans in 2012. Since qualifying, Corin has treated horses all over the world, covering the Uk, Ireland and Australia. She has spent 4 years lecturing in the animal sector to college students. Corin became a RAMP member in 2017 and a Council member in 2019.

Andrew Harrison

Large animal Veterinary Advisor

Andrew Harrison BVSc CertEP CertVA MRCVS

Andrew is a partner at Three Counties Equine Hospital based in Gloucestershire, a 22-vet, equine only first opinion and referral practice, where he has worked since 1993. His caseload involves frequent interactions with Musculoskeletal Therapists, and he is dedicated to promoting only those therapists working to RAMP’s Gold Standards or equivalent. He has been involved with RAMP since before its inception initially acting on behalf of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and has subsequently joined Council as the large animal veterinary representative.



Faye Andrews BSc Hons Ost

Faye Andrews qualified in human Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in 2002 and has run her own practice in Surrey since. With a background as an International Badminton player she has a special interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. In 2007 Faye became interested in animal Osteopathy after an injury to one of her dogs, and in 2009 she completed an introductory course in Small Animal Osteopathy then continued her education by completing a MSc in Animal Osteopathy in 2018 at the European School of Osteopathy.

Faye has been a member of the teaching faculty at the British School of Osteopathy/University College of Osteopathy since 2007 and is now is part of the teaching team at Animal Osteopathy International. Faye’s passion is Canine orthopaedics and rehabilitation and she is keen to highlight small animal therapy to the wider Veterinary and Public domain.



Sarah Sharp Mchiro PDAC MRCC LRCC (Animal)

After 20 years of working in the city for a top tier investment bank Sarah finally escaped and pursued her passion for helping people and their animals. Sarah is a Doctor of Chiropractic for both Humans and animals. Having graduated from the McTimoney college of chiropractic Sarah then went on to study animals and graduated as a Veterinary Chiropractor from Options for Animals in the UK. Sarah is registered with GCC, MCA, IVCA, BVCA and RAMP. Having owned and competed horses across a variety of disciplines over the years Sarah has a keen interest in looking after both the horse and rider and the interaction between them. Sarah is extremely passionate about providing the very best care for animals and is keen to further the research base and raise awareness of the high standards of RAMP registered musculoskeletal practitioners for animals both large and small, helping to drive the profession forward.

Caroline Queen

Small Animal Veterinary Advisor

Caroline Queen

Currently a Business Development Director at VetPartners.