Meet the RAMP Council
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.
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.
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.
Presently Sarah overseas the Application process for RAMP.
Vav Simon DC AMC FRCC, Past 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 gained the knowledge and skills to found RAMP.
Amanda Stears MSc Professional and Higher Education, BSc (Hons) formerly Physiotherapy Lecturer and MSc Placement co-ordinator Physiotherapy in the Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography Division. Queen Margaret’s University, Edinburgh. Amanda developed BSc and MSc modules within her faculty.
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.
Emma has joined RAMP Council to represent the consumer of therapies AKA owners and trainers.
Tim worked in clinical practice on the Scottish/English border for over 30 years. His major interest is equine athletes, and horses involved in equestrian sport. Professionally, the highlight of his career was attending the Athens Olympics in 2004 as the Brazilian eventing team Vet.
He now works with racehorses at the British Horseracing Authority.
He is a passionate believer in a team approach to equine therapy and has worked alongside very talented, capable personnel from allied professions and considers the multidisciplinary approach has without doubt assisted his work and benefitted his patients significantly.
RAMP gives him the opportunity to further develop and encourage strong relationships to the benefit of all our professions.
Rachel is Clinical Director and Veterinary Surgeon at Leadon Vale Vets
Faye Andrews qualified in human Osteopathy (BSc (Hons) Ost) 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.