About Sam

Based in South West London and Surrey, Sam McCarthy has always had an innate affinity to animals.

Riding horses from the age of 5 and having her own dogs from 10 years old, she grew up surrounded by animals and was fascinated with helping them to flourish.

At 18, Sam worked at a veterinary practice for a year before going on to obtain her human BSc Physiotherapy in 2014 from Brunel University. She excelled in her field, working in the NHS for three years as a physiotherapist before deciding to pursue her postgraduate qualification. Sam Graduated in Veterinary Physiotherapy (PGDip University of Liverpool) in 2021.

Today, Sam runs her own practice, The Chartered Physio, where she leverages her skill set and experience to help both humans and animals live their best lives.

When not running her own practice, you can find Sam playing Premiership Rugby for Harlequins.

Sams passion for rugby and sport has given a lot of hands on experience with recovery. This experience has increased her ability to help athletes and those with injuries sustained outside of sport.