We are very pleased to announce that since our hydrotherapy unit at Oakwood Vet Surgery in Radlett has proven so popular, we have now extended the hours and days available- please ring or email us for more details.
Hydrotherapy uses physical movement through water to promote recovery and rehabilitation. It can also aid weight loss, gain muscle mass, and support the well-being of your canine companion.
The primary aim is to improve mobility. By having a tailored exercise plan for your pet, hydrotherapy can enable recovery from a wide range of conditions, improving muscle tone and tissue repair without imposing undue stress on damaged tissues.
We have a team of hydrotherapists, three of whom who are also veterinary nurses, available to treat dogs from our own veterinary surgeries as well as those patients referred to us here. After a prolonged search for the best and most appropriate unit, we settled on a waterwalker (as seen on the right & in this short video
When your pet is first referred for hydrotherapy, they will have a consultation with one of our hydrotherapists; they will examine your dog and decide on the most appropriate treatment regime for their specific needs.
Do please contact the team
if you have any queries - you can email us using firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbie- I started work at Wood Street Veterinary Hospital in September 2014 when I began a 2 year placement as part of my nursing diploma. In August 2016 I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse and was keen to stay at Wood Street to further my learning and knowledge.
At home I have 2 bouncy labradors - Bella who is 4 and Kenny who is only 10 weeks old. I also have a cat who is equally as energetic. Growing up, my two passions in life were for swimming and animals, which was why when I got the opportunity to undertake the hydrotherapy course I was thrilled. I completed my Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy at Greyfriars in January 2017, and since then have been working in our hydrotherapy unit in Radlett, alongside continuing my work as a registered Veterinary nurse at Wood Street.
In the future I hope to further my knowledge in rehabilitation and orthopaedics.
Victoria is another qualified Hydrotherapists based at Oakwood Veterinary Surgery.
After a career in the Health and Fitness sector, Victoria wanted to pursue her passion for animals.
Combining this desire with her understanding of the importance of rehabilitation, Victoria decided to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy at Southcoast Hydrotherapy School and hasn't looked back since.
With two bouncy labradors (Ted and Alfie) at home, Victoria enjoys long walks with them in her spare time.
Victoria is also a keen sea kayaker and trampolinist.
I joined the Wood Street family after qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014, and in 2016 completed the Level 3 certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy.
My main interests at work are orthopaedics, rehabilitation and nursing critical care patients.
At home I have 2 cats, Zeke - a 3year old sphynx who is my shadow and Obi - a naughty 2year old Devon Rex whose favourite game is fetch (he's definitely a dog trapped in a cats body!!).
I am mainly based at Wood Street Vet Hospital in Barnet, but always look forward to my hydrotherapy day on a Friday.