Veterinary Physiotherapy

Emma Box

BSc (Hons) PgDip VetPhys MNAVP MAHPR

Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Emma graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2016 before going on to qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist from Harper Adams in 2018. She spent two years working in small animal practice in the Midlands, before joining Willows in 2019.

Emma is an active member of The National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), and has a clinical interest in neurology, chronic pain management and the enablers and barriers to veterinary physiotherapy referral. She feels privileged to do a job she loves and finds supporting pets and their owners down the long and winding road of rehabilitation extremely rewarding.

Outside of work, Emma has two mischievous rescue cats called Rocket and Ringo. She is a keen runner and enjoys outdoor adventures with her family.

Holly Finelli

BSc (Hons) MNAVP L4Cert Canine Hydrotherapy

Veterinary Physiotherapist

Holly graduated from Coventry University in 2019 with a first-class degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy. Holly also holds an OCLNR Level 4 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy for Veterinary Physiotherapists.

Holly has previously worked in a small animal practice, treating a multitude of patients with physiotherapy, laser therapy and hydrotherapy. Holly has a particular interest in post-operative rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation for muscular injuries. Holly enjoys providing support for owners as well as patients throughout the recovery and treatment process.

In her spare time, Holly enjoys cooking and baking but most of all she loves playing netball.

Holly Hitchins


Veterinary Physiotherapist

Holly graduated from Coventry University in 2022 and, upon graduating, worked as a self-employed Veterinary Physiotherapist before joining the team at Willows in 2023.

Holly is a member of the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP), has a particular clinical interest in post-operative physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, and really enjoys forming close relationships with both her clients and patients. She feels passionately about collaboration within different veterinary disciplines, and promoting the benefits of veterinary physiotherapy.

In her own time, Holly enjoys training and walking her two dogs, Barney the English Bulldog and Velma the Weimeraner. Holly also enjoys training in the gym as she is a competitive powerlifter!

Rhiannon Hope

BSc (Hons) MNAVP

Veterinary Physiotherapist

Rhiannon graduated from Harper Adams University in 2023, having completed a placement year at university she has previously worked at a small animal practice with physiotherapy and hydrotherapy facilities based in Lancashire and an equine rehabilitation yard working with youngsters and performance horses based in Hertfordshire. Upon graduating, she joined the team at Willows in 2023 working as a Rehabilitation Assistant before progressing to Veterinary Physiotherapist in 2024.

Rhiannon is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), and has a special clinical interest in the rehabilitation of conservative neurological cases. She is also interested in the use of laser therapy in practice after completing her university dissertation investigating the use of different classes of laser to treat myofascial trigger points. Rhiannon feels passionate about advocating for chronic pain awareness and treatment in senior pets and enjoys educating owners in ways to help their own pets in the golden oldie years of their life.

Outside of work, Rhiannon enjoys traveling, having spent her gap year volunteering in multiple animal welfare & conservation projects across South East Asia. She also is a keen polo player, but most of all enjoys going on adventures with her (very) senior dog, Poppy the Dalmatian who is always up to no good!