Ann Hartland

Galen Canine Myotherapist

Areas covered: 

Somerset and surrounding areas

Contact information:

07917 840 728

Ann Hartland
Ann Hartland
Ann Hartland
Ann Hartland
Ann Hartland

I live in a small village in Somerset with my partner Mark and our 6-year-old black Labrador retriever, Wally. No, it has nothing to do with ‘Where’s Wally’, but there is a genuine story for why my first dog was always going to be called Wally, which I’ll tell you when I see you! I grew up with a dog in the house, but I always wanted one of my very own for years, and six years ago it became possible when I moved back to Somerset.

It’s because of him that I’m now a qualified Galen Myotherapist. A few years ago, my Mum gave me an article of an interview with Galen Myotherapy founder, Julia Robertson, in a women’s magazine. I did some research and saw that it was possible to train as a myotherapist. It wasn’t the right time then, but I filed the article in my ‘one day’ box. It wasn’t until Wally had an immune-mediated disorder that caused lameness, that I recalled the course and got in touch with Galen as I was keen to help my dog in any way I could.

Fortunately, for now, Wally has got over the condition, but he now gets regular treatments (he doesn’t know how lucky he is!) along with my other clients. I’ve provided maintenance treatments for agility dogs during the competition season, and also treated older dogs with osteoarthritis. My motivation is the same whichever dog I treat, and is the reason why Galen Myotherapy was right for me, I want to enrich the lives of our best friends in whatever way I can. Being able to have an impact on a dog’s wellbeing and quality of life is incredibly satisfying, and also brings me a huge amount of joy, too.

Ann Hartland
Ann Hartland