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WEBCON2018 is our second annual virtual conference for Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapists around the world.

After the phenomenal success of WEBCON2017, we are looking forward to an even bigger and better event this year. We will explore neurological disease in the canine, with seven outstanding international lecturers and over ten hours of RACE-approved webinars that you can watch from the comfort of your home.

In addition, you can expect to interact and chat with our exhibitors as you investigate their products and how they may boost your practice.


Noted time is GMT +2 hours CAPE TOWN, South Africa
(click on the “FIND YOUR TIME ZONE” button to find yours)

12H00   |   Common neurological conditions by Dr Ryan Gallagher (LIVE)

13H15   |   Assistive devices for neuro cases by Marti Drum (LIVE)

14H30   |   Motor learning in rehabilitation by Amie Hesbach (LIVE)

15H45   |   What, why and how of tone modulation by Amie Hesbach (LIVE)

16H45   |   Break

17H15   |   Rehabilitation treatment progression by Amie Hesbach (LIVE)

18H30   |   Troubleshooting the neuro case by Lowri Davies (LIVE)

19H30   |   Closing ceremonies and awards.

Recorded Webinars to watch at your convenience:

Assessment of the neurological dog by Marinette Teeling

Techniques to try and why they work by Helen Nicholson

Hydrotherapy for neurological cases Parts 1 & 2 by Angela Griffiths


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Motor learning in Rehabilitation
What, why and how of Tone Modulation
Rehabilitation Treatment Progression

Amie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, licensed in Massachusetts, and dually certified in Canine Rehabilitation.  She has advanced training in manual therapy and is a leader in neurological, orthopedic and sports medicine for animals.  She has been an invited author, lecturer and contributor to animal rehabilitation and physical therapy professional organizations, publications, seminars and conferences worldwide.


DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Webinar: Common Neurological Conditions

Ryan Gallagher completed his undergraduate degree in the wine country of northern California at Sonoma State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with distinction. He completed his veterinary schooling at the University of California, Davis. After veterinary school, Dr. Gallagher went on to complete a one-year rotating medicine/surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Following his internship, Dr. Gallagher completed a three-year residency in Neurology at North Carolina State University, one of the nation’s premier neurology training programs. At NC State, Dr. Gallagher received advanced training in both medical and surgical neurology. Dr. Gallagher’s particular interests are in the treatment of chronic intervertebral disc disease and neuroimaging. Dr. Gallagher originally hails from San Diego County, where he grew up. He is married to Amy Gallagher and father to two boys, Ian and Daegan. The Gallagher family includes dog, Zoe and cat, Nora. His interests include cycling, hiking and winter sports.



Webinar: Assistive Devices for Neuro Cases

Marti Drum has a widely varied background, drawing from her experience with physical rehabilitation in multiple species, including horses, camelids, pigs, sheep, chickens, avian/exotic pets, zoo animals and, of course, dogs and cats. In her role as acting service chief of the physical rehabilitation service, Dr. Drum instructs veterinary students, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in veterinary physical rehabilitation, does clinical rotations and teaches at the University of Tennessee’s Certificate Program for Canine Rehabilitation.


BVSc, Dip ACVSMR, MRCVS, Cert. Vet. Acup.

Webinar: Troubleshooting the Neuro Case

Lowri graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1992. Her early career was spent in equine practice where she developed her interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and founder and director of the SMART Veterinary Clinics that have a Europe-wide client base. She is currently president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association and has lectured internationally on rehabilitation and sports medicine. She has also contributed widely to numerous publications on rehabilitation and pain management, including the recently published Pain Management in Veterinary Species. A fondness for trail running, horse riding and mountain biking coupled with natural clumsiness means that she has plenty of first-hand experience regarding the importance of physiotherapy and rehabilitation.


BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy)

Webinar: Assessment of the Neurological Dog

Dr. Teeling completed her human physiotherapy degree at Stellenbosch University, after which she completed her MS degree in animal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Australia. Since then she has been running a busy animal practice in Cape Town. She served on the Animal Physiotherapy Group of South Africa (APGSA) committee for a few years, managing the education portfolio. She loves lecturing, which explains her enthusiasm when asked to serve at Equine-librium. Marinette loves her four golden retrievers and Irish setter and is very involved in showing, agility and field trials with them. Her role at Equine-librium includes supervising a high standard of therapy, theoretical and practical. In her words: “We want to qualify veterinary therapists with a superb understanding of the animals they treat and a sound set of practical treatment skills, to ensure the profession’s name is held high and to show the true benefit of therapy in the animal field.”


BPhty, MAnSt (Animal Physiotherapy), PhD (Small Animal Physiotherapy)

Webinar: Techniques to Try and Why they Work

Helen Nicholson graduated as a physiotherapist in 1996. 20 years later, Helen now has a Master’s degree in animal physiotherapy and a PhD in small animal physiotherapy, for which she looked at the application of gold standard human physiotherapy techniques to dogs and cats in the veterinary ICU. Helen – affectionately known as Aunty Helen – prides herself on not being ‘normal’ – she has three physiotherapy degrees and thrives on helping children, animals and everyone connected with them. Having been a physiotherapist for nearly half her life, Helen knows the true value of a multidisciplinary therapy team. At work, Helen juggles her time between treating, teaching and writing – she is a Visiting Professor at Yamazaki Gakuen University in Japan, reviews research papers for international scientific journals, sits on the Board of Directors of the IAVRPT and writes textbooks.



Webinar: Hydrotherapy for Neurological Cases Parts 1 & 2

Angela opened Greyfriars in 2001 and has developed the range of treatments available at Greyfriars to include inpatient care, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy in the pool and water treadmill, and functional rehabilitation. She completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner course at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 2005. Angela has developed a team of superb care professionals and lecturers at Greyfriars. She regularly lectures herself, in the UK and overseas, and has appeared in television and radio programs. In 2006 Angela opened the inpatient unit at Greyfriars, which provides 24-hour intensive rehabilitation care, specialising in spinal injury and trauma cases. In 2012 Greyfriars becoming a registered veterinary centre so that inpatients requiring a higher level of veterinary care and pain management could be accommodated. She believes that training should be academically challenging, hands-on and exciting, so that all students feel a real sense of achievement on completion of their studies, and leave Greyfriars understanding their high standards of ethics, professionalism and care. Greyfriars is now an accredited international centre for hydrotherapy training with world-class training facilities. The Certificate and Diploma hydrotherapy courses have RACE approval in the UK and overseas.



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Who is this event for?
Veterinary Rehabilitation therapists, Hydrotherapists, Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Physical Therapists, Veterinary Physiotherapists.
Who will I be able to chat with?
Exhibitors providing products and services in the Veterinary Rehabilitation Industry.
Do I need to download or install any information to be able to attend this event?
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have good access to the internet.
Do I need a webcam?
No. Some exhibitors may have the ability to request a video chat, it is not required in order to participate.
How do I login on the day of the conference?
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
Who do I contact if I have any technical issues on the day of the event?
Send an email to for any technical assistance. Or you can head over to the INFO DESK and Live Chat with Adi.
Where will the event be held?
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.

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