K9HS Testimonials: Avril Coleman

In 2010 I was on my way to my first training venture with Barbara I found myself meandering through the beautiful Suffolk countryside with a feeling that I was about to embark on something special. Thanks to Barbara’s inspirational drive and ability to deliver courses, training and CPD at the cutting edge of current practice I haven’t been able to keep away since. I was fortunate to meet Barbara in the early stages of my career as a small animal physiotherapist and she has continued to support my learning up to and beyond post grad.  For physiotherapists, hydrotherapists and other animal therapist we often exist as lone workers and K9 Hydro Services has provided a platform for meeting other fellow therapists to share ideas and case studies and I always look forward to networking at CPD opportunities.


K9 hydro Service have always delivered a caring and professional service with a calm considered approach. I have been impressed with their ability to cater to individual needs and to provide an enriched but secure environment for students, clients and patients alike. Coming from an animal behavioural background I was thrilled to see use of therapeutic handling and behavioural cues and considerations being taught to students as well as dog owners. By providing prospective hydrotherapists with these foundations best sets them up for being able to deliver effective treatment techniques.