Our Team

Eleanor Garwood BSc, AdvCertVPhys, MIRVAP

Eleanor is a lead small animal Veterinary Physiotherapist and advanced canine hydrotherapist with a particular passion for Labrador Retrievers. Her passion for offering animal centred clinics at K9HS is all about making sure every dog receives the best treatment available. She also assists Barbara in teaching on the Level 3 Certificate and Level 5 Diploma in hydrotherapy, sharing her skills and knowledge. 

Eleanor runs her own busy mobile home visit service to the Essex and Suffolk areas and is pro-actively supported by Barbara who ensures her expanding mobile home visits are integrated into the K9HS network of referrals. This is all about team commitment and a shared love of dogs and wanting to make sure together the very best service is provided to the region.

Eleanor has over 17 years experience working with animals including a BSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training. She worked at Colchester Zoo for 6 years as a senior zoo keeper, working with and training animals such as tigers, wolves, pygmy hippos and philippine spotted deer along with many other species. As a Veterinary Physiotherapist she has worked with exotics too!

Her past experience in training search dogs for both drug and explosive detection work as well as training german shepherds and belgian malinois for police work and dog sports such as schutzhund and KNPV adds to her wealth of canine skills.

Eleanor is devoted to her two wonderful labrador retrievers called Zach and Oakley and her arabs Rheena and River and their pony companion Jigsaw.