Animal osteopathy can help a variety of animals with musculoskeletal issues. This page provides information on what to expect from animal osteopathic treatment.

Osteopaths at MSC Osteopathy are committed to helping restore and maintain the health of your animal to the best of their ability.

Common animals treated

A very wide range of animals can benefit from osteopathic treatment. Moreover, osteopaths at MSC Osteopathy are qualified to treat any animals, not just horses and dogs. We see other animals, including cattle, sheep, goats and chickens. 


Treatment for less common animals will depend upon the species, whether the animal is a quadruped or biped. However, osteopaths will apply similar techniques: manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue massage. 

What to expect from animal osteopathy?

As is with any animals, your osteopath will need to gain veterinary consent from the appropriate person prior to the initial consultation. Once this is obtained, then the osteopath will take a case history with the owner/carer and provide appropriate treatment thereafter. The number of treatments needed will depend upon the complexity of the case and what activities the animal does.

Please get in touch with us if you think your animal may require treatment but is not listed on our website.

Benefits of animal osteopathy

  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase quality of movement
  • Improve overall biomechanics
  • Increase performance
  • Increase pain-free exercises
  • Stress-reduction

Contacting an osteopath

If you wish to find out more about animal osteopathy and the types of treatment we offer, or if you wish to book an animal osteopathy appointment, please contact us.

What if MSC Osteopathy does not provide osteopathic services in your area?

MSC Osteopathy services a number of areas in England, all of which are all listed at the bottom of our ‘Contact us’ page. If, however, you live outside of these areas, you can visit the Association of Animal Osteopaths website to find an animal osteopath near you.

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