Layla Maidment PGDip VetPhys., BSc (Hons)
Having always been passionate about animals from a young age I knew my career path had to follow suit. At aged 11 I had my first riding lesson and from that point I was hooked. I dedicated myself to my lessons and caring for the horses, this led me to loaning my first horse and competing at the Pony Club National Championships to come 5th.
In 2014 I started my BSc in Animal Science at Canterbury Christ Church University where I completed my undergraduate with a 1st class degree. During this time I competed at BUCS competitions and captained the team for two years, this experience gave me in-depth knowledge of how each horse is really an individual.
Knowing my strong points revolved around biology specifically anatomy and physiology I discovered MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Writtle University College, and I knew straight away this was the direction career path was headed.
During my time at University I started working at The Horse Trust with 150 horses. The majority of them being retired working horses, this role gave me a wealth of knowledge and understanding of equine disorders and injuries.
When your dogs have helicopter tails when someone comes to the door, you can breathe in the knowledge that they are the right person to be looking after them. When that happens daily, not to mention the tigger bounces and huge grins, you thank your lucky stars. Layla has a natural affinity with animals, is extremely knowledgeable and is an absolute pleasure to be around. She takes everything in her stride and isn’t easily phased by dogs that occasionally forget their manners or wake up in a Mr Mildrew mood. We can’t recommend her highly enough. Amazing with dogs … and humans!
Sam, Dan, Bracken & Bramble