ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Our team of qualified physiotherapists are specialists in canine physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and rehabilitation for the elderly dog.

We are a full service practice; our advanced facilities allow us to offer a complete and integrated package of care that integrates both land and water-based physiotherapy (hydrotherapy), rehabilitation techniques, management strategies and positive behaviour solutions.

Our team of canine physiotherapists are specialists in advanced physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and aquatic therapy, using Therapeutic Handling and Movement Enrichment to build a professional bond of trust and confidence with your dog, whilst providing you with the tools and resources to continue their care at home.

Barbara Houlding, FOUNDER

As a canine specialist in physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and rehabilitation, I help you manage the best way forward to improve your dog’s mobility and quality of life.

My vision is to offer the best canine clinical services to Suffolk and the surrounding areas, providing a high quality holistic approach for dogs and supporting their owners. As well as being passionate about dogs, I am completely committed to helping other canine professionals advance their skills through my educational services.

Sarah Ward

Clinical Manager 
PgCertSART, RVN, MBVNA, MIRVAP

Mel Doyle

PgDipCABC, PgCertSART, BSc(Hons), MIRVAP, MRAMP, MIAVRT

Mell Matthews

PgCertSART, BSc(Hons), MCSP, HCPC, MIRVAP

Susanne Pender

PgCertSART, BSc(Hons), MCSP, HCPC, MIRVAP

Satellite Centres

UNITED KINGDOM

Maria Johnston

AdvCertVPhys; FIRVAP; Ttouch L3; APDT; CBWA

 

NEW ZEALAND

Karynne Penfold 

Advanced Canine Hydrotherapist; L4 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy

REHABILITATION ASSISTANTS

Our rehabilitation assistants work closely with their lead therapists to offer your dog the very best care. Charlotte, Clare and Eleanor are all holders of the ABC awards Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy. Eleanor and Maddy are looking forward to beginning their university courses and training as veterinary physiotherapists.

Eleanor Wilding

Charlotte Carron

Clare Harrison

Maddy Hall

OUR FACILITIES

Our suite of interlinking therapy rooms includes clinics and wet rooms with a heated hydro pool, aquatic treadmill, therapeutic ramps, therapy shower systems, underwater pods and a therapeutic massager.

We offer advanced aquatic treatments to include aquatic canine “pawlates”; canine “tai chi”; body balance conditioning and natural balanced motion work.

Using canine Therapeutic Handling techniques we work with your dog and gently guide and movement shape your dog into the hydro pool or aquatic treadmill to achieve a calm and controlled entry. We always have “hands on contact” with your dog whilst administering their selected treatment techniques. 

K9HS maintains the highest water quality and we have regular water testing and certification.

 

K9 Hydro Services
Unit 21, The Business Centre,
Earl Soham,
Woodbridge,
Suffolk, IP13 7SA

Tel: 01728 685755

For appointments:
clinic@k9hydroservices.co.uk