Testimonials

Fearne

I have been absolutely astounded by the response my lovely old dog has had to Sarah’s treatment. My ‘old girl’ Fearne is coming up to 17 years old, and began really struggling with urine infections, not wanting to eat, and generally ‘down’. After acupuncture treatment and receiving specific herbs daily she has changed beyond all recognition. Her appetite is ridiculous, she has gained weight, and she hasn’t had any relapses with regards to urine infections. Her whole demeanour has changed for the better, and she is happy, with a lot more energy.

Sarah’s caring nature and professionalism is second to none, and I would happily recommend her to any pet owner.

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Poppy
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Sarah has been amazing with my dog Poppy and also me. She is so caring and supportive to both of us and provides a level of care I've never experienced with any other vet. We had been having problems with Poppys aggression and Sarah has managed to find an explanation that has given me so much relief and offers ongoing support and advice. I cannot recommend The Metta Pet Clinic enough and I'm so glad I found Sarah

Porter
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On arrival we were warmly welcomed, our dog was quite keen to go into Sarah’s clinic room it was something positive, he felt comfortable and relaxed about being there. That was a good sign!
Following an in-depth conversation Sarah worked on her physical assessment this was choice lead by her fury client and positively reinforced all the way.
Yes there was some interesting ‘doggy talk’ to our dog during the examination, however she was informative to what was being done.
Sarah is knowledgeable and keen to do what is best for the animals whom she cares for. We felt that Sarah would not advise anything or make unnecessary referrals unless she honestly felt that would be beneficial.
Sarah really has your loved ones best interest at heart.
Aside from the clinic time I could see how much work is put into her clients all of this running behind the scenes.
Now… it is time to get on with the prescribed “homework”
We are looking forward to coming back in the next couple of months.

Our dog absolutely loved working with Sarah. We could this see with his body language he was having fun. He engaged with her, even though it was an assessment and therapeutic treatment session he loved it!

Would we recommend this service? -most definitely!

Porkers

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Having been nursing for the past 20 years, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Sarah for a number of years. Sarah is one of the most dedicated, knowledgeable and companionate vets I have ever met. She is looking after my 11 year old staffie Porkers who has chronic gut and joint problems and he LOVES coming to see auntie Sarah! Porkers and myself couldn’t recommend Sarah highly enough! Thank you for being you Sarah. Lauren Reid RVN

Belle
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My anxious, reactive collie now considers Sarah to be one of her best friends EVER. Belle is currently relaxed and snoring instead of pacing and panting.

Ari
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Wonderful relaxing complimentary therapy for your pets in the serene calm of Metta. Sarah is genuine, kind, caring, qualified and incredibly knowledgable. I visited Metta pet clinic with my 4 year old terrier cross for acupuncture combined with other techniques to assist with the treatment of his skin allergies. My dog generally finds sitting still a challenge and can be anxious about experiences outside of his normal routine. Sarah took time before we started to thoroughly discuss his issues and veterinary history and allow him to adjust to his new surroundings. She worked very patiently to find an approach that worked for him using treats and acupressure points. My dog really enjoyed his four weeks of treatment and dashed straight into Metta to see Sarah at every visit. Next year we plan to start the sessions before the allergy season to make them even more effective.

Amber and Bodhi
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Sarah has been treating my two rescue German Shepherds who both have orthopaedic problems. As a behaviourist I am only too aware of the link between pain and behaviour. But with her vast knowledge and gentle handling techniques we have seen some fantastic results. One of my shepherds who was particularly resistant to being touched due to pain is now enjoying her myotherapy sessions.


Sarah is a true professional and delight to work with.


I highly recommend her services.

Jocie
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Sarah has been invaluable with her knowledge of chronic pain for my dog who suffers with arthritis in most of her joints and spine at the age of only 8. She was quick to respond to my initial enquiry and make contact with my vets for a referral. She is totally professional, really good value for money and always goes the extra mile to offer advice and other treatments to help reduce my dog’s pain. Not to mention the fact she has been so flexible in offering appointment times to fit in with my busy schedule. I was at a bit of loss with our traditional veterinary practice and I’m so glad I found Sarah when I did.

Buster
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"Sarah showed our lovely dog Buster so much love and affection, he was always really pleased to see her on her visits every 6 weeks. 

Buster suffered with his cruciate ligaments in both of his back legs so he carried a lot of his body weight on his front and his neck was always very tense and tight.  Sarah worked on both his back legs and his neck and chest so that she eased the pain all over.  He was always a bit more chirpy a couple of days after a visit and seemed to be a lot more comfortable and at ease. 

 

Sarah uses a therapy bed and once the dog leaves the bed she will not chase them to come back she just allows them to have a wander round and come back in their own time so they are not forced to have anything done they do not wish. 

 

Buster learnt really quickly what it was he liked, he very rarely left the bed and if he did he wasn’t long returning.  He used to lean right into Sarah whilst she was working on him and if he wanted a different part of his body done he would just move around until he got her where he wanted her. 

 

Sarah came to us for a case study (recommended through the vets) but spoke of setting up her own business this year, we would have definitely have booked Sarah up as it made such a difference to Buster’s life but unfortunately we lost him on the 3rd January,  his disc went in his back and his back legs were paralysed. 

 

Such a friendly, bubbly lady who we would definitely recommend for your pets x"

Julie talking about the superstar Buster, referred from Toachim House Veterinary Surgery https://www.medivet.co.uk/vet-practices/faversham/ 

Mollie

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I first met Sarah in 2018 after a referral from my vet at Cinque Ports to help treat my collie Mollie, who was suffering with bad arthritic joints. 

At our first meeting she explained the principles of the treatment in great depth and I was very impressed with her high level of specialist knowledge, behavioural understanding and canine anatomy in terms of movement. It was obvious that Mollies welfare was her primary concern and took priority over everything.

It concerned me a little being a choice led treatment as Mollie can be a very- (on my terms dog), however Sarah was incredibly patient and after a few visits Mollie would stay on the treatment bed long enough for some much needed manipulation.

Sarah included me in Mollies treatment and management plan throughout, sharing her vast knowledge, giving me some behavioural understanding of her problems and showing me some techniques I was safe to use on Mollie between treatments.

Mollie soon began to enjoy her treatments and the change in her was remarkable.

 

Her painful stiff body became more flexible and she was like a puppy on her walks. She could even shake her coat from head to tail-which was something she hadn’t been able to do for a while.

Sarah is an amazing, lovely, genuine and sincere person and my only regret is that we hadn’t met her sooner. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any dog owner.

Christine talking about the magnificent Mollie, referred from Cinque Ports https://cinqueportsvets.co.uk/

Billy

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My dog was kindly added to Sarah’s myotherapy programme last year.

 

He has a complex back problem, which displayed itself as sciatic pain and twitching.

Sarah was completely wonderful for a number of reasons.

 

Firstly she went over and above to clarify what exactly was happening for my dog. Secondly, she delivered a secure and friendly treatment programme.

Thirdly, Sarah consistently followed up each session with total care and commitment. 

Finally, Sarah ensured we had a clear and comprehensive plan to move forward with and has always made herself available to us at any time afterwards.

 

My dog loved her, and her care and control in her treatment was invaluable to

His current stable and healthy state. 

Huge thanks and gratitude. C. Winstanley.  Beautiful Billy, referred from Toachim House Veterinary Surgery

https://www.medivet.co.uk/vet-practices/faversham/

Saffi

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Sarah has been treating my 13 year old Border Collie for 4 months now on a monthly basis. She is a retired agility dog.

Although to me, she seemed fit and well, I was unaware of how stiff she actually was.

After 2 treatments she was much more loose on her walks and moving much easier. She went into a sit much quicker too.

I am totally amazed as to how the massage has changed Saffi's life. She is a much happier dog and gives my young pup a run for his money now.

I took to Sarah straight away. Her friendly manner and love for animals was apparent.

Sarah treats her on a large foam mat on the floor and she is free to get off and stop treatment at any time.

Saffi is nice and relaxed on the mat now and loves being treated.  I will definitely carry on with the massages.

Referred from Medivet in Tenterden https://www.medivet.co.uk/vet-practices/tenterden/

Hugo

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Sarah was recommended to us by our local vet at Cinque Ports Vets. 

 

Hugo, our Golden Retriever puppy, had been suffering from a lameness in one leg from very early on in his life.  Hugo took to Sarah quickly and responded well to the treatment. 

 

Sarah was brilliant at giving feedback and gave me some tips to help him at home.

 

She was also happy to refer him on to other treatments when needed.  Between Sarah’s work and his physio we have seen great improvement. 

 

Highly recommended.

Referred by https://cinqueportsvets.co.uk/lydd/