Cuppa Tea with the Vet – Paul Manktelow!


I will now always call him Shark Vet!

On this weeks Cuppa Tea with the Vet, T.V. vet Paul Manktelow joined Donna for a chat!

Paul Manktelow has been a veterinary surgeon for nearly 20 years, working on the front line in some of the UK’s busiest veterinary hospitals. As Principal Vet at PDSA, he leads a team of vets and nurses that treat hundreds of thousands of pets every year. Paul also appears regularly in the media as a TV presenter on a number of prime-time TV shows. He also is the founder of Vital pet health.

This was such a cool interview!

Paul has removed a tumor from a shark when he was a zoo vet!

Paul is also a great fan of physio and believes we need to embrace paraprofessionals to give the animals a holistic care program. He can prescribe the medications, but the physio needs to do the rest!

Thank you Paul! This is so true!

I asked Paul “What do you love about physio?”

Paul Replied: “As a vet, we only get a limited time with the client. We might be experts in health but when it comes to all the things that holistically sit around treatment, we just don’t get the time. So i think that’s where the other treatments like physio really step in. We can see an animal with arthritis or post op, and dispense some anti inflammatory, but really, as anyone who has been injured knows; when you invest the time in physio, that’s when you make the big advances in recovery….So I think its great that there are all these professions that sit around mine, that are complimentary and supportive and have a holistic view. So I really think that’s great!”

Paul Manktelow MRCVS

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