Information for referring vets
Our centre is run by two very experienced therapists with knowledge of rehabilitating a number of challenging cases. If you are unsure about which therapy a particular case requires, tick all of the therapies on the referral form or contact us.
We will never work with a case without a referral from a MRCVS veterinary surgeon and a full clinical history. Once we are treating a case, we will keep you updated with reports throughout the rehabilitation process on the progress of your case and may call you from time to time for advice on further veterinary treatment that a case may require. If you have any questions after receiving a report from us, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Case advice and locum work:
We also provide advice for cases that you may have and our physiotherapist, Matthew, is available to visit your practice to provide physiotherapy treatment and advice. Feel free to email or call us for more information.
We are also available to provide CPD/training on rehabilitation for local practices.
Why refer to us?
We are a unique rehabilitation centre, offering both physiotherapy and hydrotherapy for a complete rehabilitation experience for every patient. Jo and Matt’s combined experience, including a long time spent in a specialist referral centre, gives the ideal balance when it comes to making a full recovery from either injury or surgery.
Our physiotherapist is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP). The NAVP is widely recognised in the industry for its pivotal role in developing the very first direct entry routes for veterinary physiotherapy training at both postgraduate and also now undergraduate level.
NAVP members are highly skilled in providing physiotherapy care for animals and by referring to us you can be assured that:
We are qualified via a recognised accredited training programme i.e. university degree.
We carry appropriate professional and public liability insurance.
We will work in accordance with current legislation alongside you, as the veterinary surgeon, and also in close conjunction with members of other related professions such as trainers, behaviourists, etc.
We are required to work within a professional code of conduct and ethics.
We are required to continually maintain and enhance our skills, post-qualification, by completing appropriate programmes of continued professional development (CPD) annually in order to be able to maintain our membership status.
Find out more here: www.navp.co.uk
Our hydrotherapist is a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA). CHA members hold Nationally Accredited Qualifications in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. Our centre is inspected by a CHA representative to ensure that we meet the highest standards that your patients deserve. The CHA is the only inspection controlled regulating small animal hydrotherapy association in the industry.
By referring to us, you can always be assured that:
Our centre is inspected to ensure that we meet the highest possible standards.
Our centre is safe and professionally run.
We hold nationally recognised qualifications.
We follow strict Quality Standards and Code of Conduct.
We are committed and passionate about delivering the best possible canine hydrotherapy experience and therapeutic care.
Find out more here: www.canine-hydrotherapy.org