harriet Birdsey:   Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy (MVetPhys), ICH, BSc(Hons) Equine science and management, canine first aid. 

Veterinary Physiotherapist & Hydrotherapist

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I have always had a love of animals and have grown up around dogs and horses. I qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist in 2016 and then furthered my education by completing my masters in veterinary physiotherapy, with my dissertation focusing on canine cruciate ligaments and how physiotherapy and hydrotherapy can improve lameness and reduce the possibility of injuring the opposite leg. Since qualifying I have completed numerous CPD days and courses including a canine 1st aid course, an equine hydrotherapy course, different electrotherapy courses, up to date research on canine injuries and surgical repairs and a canine nutrition course. I have a great interest in diet and joint supplements and love treating specifically arthritis and soft tissue injuries.


I have a class 3B laser, a PMFT and a therapeutic ultrasound machine, which will be used on relevant cases.


For more info on the types of treatments I offer please click here 


Kate ormston:   BSc (Hons) Canine Therapy, Mirvap

Hydrotherapist, Canine Massage Therapist

Qualification Summary: 
⦁    BSc (Hons) Canine Therapy
⦁    Level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy with treadmill unit
⦁     Technical Baccalaureate diploma in Animal Management
⦁    Canine First Aid 
⦁    Canine Massage 

Kate has always had a passion for dogs and has endeavoured to work with them since a very young age. After completing her college diploma in animal management, she wanted to study further and knew that animal rehabilitation would be a dream career for her. 
Kate then studied Canine Therapy BSc at university where she studied modules such as canine biomechanics, sports medicine, applied anatomy. She gained valuable tools to be an effective canine therapist including canine hydrotherapy, canine massage therapy and manual therapies. Alongside her degree, Kate completed her Level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy qualification to further her knowledge. 

She is also continuing her CPD with further courses such as Canine BodyWorks. She is excited to see where her career takes her as a canine hydrotherapist and manual therapist. 


Jasmine Day:  Part time centre assistant, Student 


J BARKER:   RCH, Mirvap

Founder, Centre Manager and Hydrotherapist 

My name is Jo, 

I have many years of experience in horses and dogs having worked with police horses and dogs, competed in agility and cani cross with my rescue dogs. 

Since developing spinal and joint issues myself I developed an interest in hydrotherapy and discovered that the one place I was not in pain was in the pool.  Since having to give up my passion for horses due to my health I turned my attention fully to dogs and have never looked back.  


I have a particular interest in working with animals with joint issues. 

I am a level 3 qualified hydrotherapist inc:

  • Canine anatomy and Physiology

  • Canine first aid

  • Canine conditions

  • canine assessment

  • Administration of canine hydrotherapy

  • Water management

  • Canine treadmill practice