Practising Osteopath for People and Animals
Overall it was a very positive experience at BCOM a great deal of support was provided in many ways though what is a very demanding course. We were provided with a very high level of education throughout the course and overall it was very enjoyable although tough at times, it was a very rewarding experience.
After graduating from BCOM I worked for a couple of years at different osteopathic practices gaining experience and finding my feet. During this time I also began to establish my own animal practice, whilst undertaking a MSc in Animal Manipulation (Osteopathic Pathway) via the McTimoney Chiropractic College. I now run a busy animal practice and also continue to treat humans twice a week.
In September 2011 I was honoured to be asked to become the Chair of SOAP (The Society of Osteopaths in Animal Practice). I am extremely excited and slightly daunted to have been asked to take on such a role, very huge footsteps to follow in of Antony Pusey and Tony Nevin, but I have been assured by all SOAP members that I will have no problems with this and new young blood was needed at the top and so it is mine!
BCOM has helped immensely with my career by providing me with a fantastic education enabling me to feel confident to go out into the big wide world and establish my own clinics and develop my own career. I also know that BCOM are always there if I ever have any questions regarding my career.
For those who are seeking to study to become osteopaths at BCOM be prepared for a lot of hard work – you only get out what you put in, and to enable you to become a successful practitioner you need to put in the leg work, it takes time, patience hard work and dedication but providing you have that you will be successful. Never give up – it is a fantastic career.
“Chairwoman after only three and a half years out of college – it can only be a testimony to my fantastic Osteopathic training at the best College!”