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11 Oct, 2018

Qualify to work as an animal hydrotherapist!

If you have a love and passion for animals and their well-being, and some experience/handling or working with animals, this could be a great new career for you. There is a great deal of flexibility in a canine hydrotherapy career. You could begin working in a company or set up your own business. Depending on your client base, your hours are likely to be very flexible, and can be managed on a full-time or part-time basis.

What is animal hydrotherapy?

Animal hydrotherapists use hydrotherapy techniques to help animals with rehabilitation needs to recover from injury, as part of pain management or even as a type of exercise for animals with mobility issues. Vets will refer animals to a registered animal hydrotherapist, who will review the case before devising a suitable course of treatment. Hydrotherapy is a fantastic way to gradually improve strength and conditioning following surgery or an injury, as it is low-impact.

Hydrotherapy can also be used to help animals that need to lose weight. As it is a low-impact form of exercise there is a lower risk of injury. It is also a great stress-busting activity, which can help improve overall circulation, and reduce joint and muscle pain.

Get qualified

To work as a registered animal hydrotherapist, you must successfully complete the ABC Awards level 3 Diploma course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. Animal Jobs Direct is an approved animal hydrotherapy training centre and will assist you every step of the way. The theory elements of these courses includes subjects such as the management of medical conditions in hydrotherapy, small animal first aid, anatomy and physiology for small animals, and water management. The practical can be undertaken either in Oxfordshire or Newcastle. Our animal hydrotherapy courses are also available to international students as the assessments can be done by video link.

Once you have completed a regulated qualification, you can seek employment as an animal hydrotherapist (register with our job boards for the latest vacancies, or contact animal hydrotherapy centres near where you live with your CV). Alternatively, you can set up your own animal hydrotherapy business!

Contact us on 0208 6269646 or visit our website for more information: www.animal-job.co.uk

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