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Hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centre
Based in the New Forest
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Canine and feline rehabilitation
in Ringwood, Hampshire
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Large, heated hydrotherapy pool
and extended length aquatic treadmill
Phone us on 01425 471759 to find out how we can help your pet. Contact Us

4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodAbout Us

Based in Ringwood, we offer easy access to clients from surrounding areas. We have flexible opening hours and great facilities for your dog or cat.

We have six qualified Hydrotherapists, an animal Physiotherapist and a Vet who practices Acupuncture at the centre. The centre has a large heated pool and an extended length Hydro Physio aquatic treadmill as well as a Physiotherapy and Acupuncture area. We also have warm showers and a drying area.

We aim to give you and your animals the highest standard of treatment and care. Between us, we have a wealth of experience and expertise and offer a professional, yet caring approach. We will take our time with your nervous cat or dog and ensure that it gets maximum benefit from it treatments at our centre.

Please feel free to call us or come in and have a look around if you have any questions or concerns so that we can explain to you what the treatment will consist of and put your mind at ease before your appointment.

We want you and your animal’s visit to us to be an enjoyable experience.

We specialise in swimming cats as well as dogs.


Natasha at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodNatasha

After working at another Hydrotherapy centre for two years, I saw the great benefits it has on patients so decided to join Fay in opening the centre in Ringwood. I have previous experience as working as a veterinary nursing assistant and also teaching the Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy to aspiring hydrotherapists. I am qualified in Small Animal Physiotherapy and a member of The Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP). I am also a member of the National Association for Registered Canine Hydrotherapists (NARCH).

I am always looking at ways to further my knowledge in rehabilitation and I attend regular courses (minimum 25 hours per year) to keep this up to date.

I have a special interest in how hydrotherapy and the properties of water can help benefit cats. Despite the fact that cats are not usually water lovers, I have been very successful in acclimatising them to the pool water and seeing great results throughout the course of their treatment.

I get a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction from working closely with the animals and seeing the improvement they make through the use of hydrotherapy.

My qualifications are:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
  • Level 3 Certificate in Underwater Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals
  • Level 6 Professional Diploma in Small Animal Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Fay

I qualified as an Animal Physiotherapist in 2004 at the College of Animal Physiotherapy (www.tcap.co.uk) and have been working as an animal physiotherapist since then, treating both horses and dogs.

I am also an animal hydrotherapist and believe that a joint approach of physio and hydrotherapy will be hugely beneficial to your dog or cat.

I have two Flatcoated Retrievers, a Cavalier king Charles Spaniel and until recently, a Bearded Collie. I have competed in flyball and agility with my dogs which helps me understand the demands on the body of competing dogs.

My qualifications are:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Animal Physiotherapy
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
  • Level 3 Certificate in Underwater Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals

Heidi at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodHeidi

I have been a small animal vet for over 20 years and I trained in acupuncture 17 years ago. I am a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists. I currently work three days a week as a conventional vet in Ringwood and also offer referral holistic medicine appointments in Salisbury, Winchester and here at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy centre.

My husband is a primary school teacher and I have two teenage daughters. In my spare time I look after our 2 rescue ponies, a bouncy two year old Labrador and grumpy rescue terrier as well as 2 rescue ginger cats Bob and Harry. I enjoy horse riding, needlework and walking in the New Forest.


Tori at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodTori

I am from London, but came down to Bournemouth University to study Sports Management. After graduating, I worked as a personal trainer, then went into management and sales within the fitness industry. I stayed down in Bournemouth because I really love living by the sea, especially in the summer! After working in the fitness industry for a few years, I came to realise that my passion really lied with animals and dogs in particular. I became interested in hydrotherapy and decided to leave my job and pursue this.

I worked alongside a hydrotherapist up near London before my course to get some experience, which really helped. I completed my level 3 diploma course and now work up near London for a couple of days at the beginning of the week and now here at 4 paws at the end of the week. I love spending half my week down here by the sea and the other half at my parent's house in London, where my dogs live.

I have a chocolate Labrador called Ted and a fox red Labrador called Alfie. They are pretty crazy, but so much fun! I can't wait to get to know and help all of the patients here at 4 paws.

My qualifications are:

  • Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
  • Level 3 Certificate in Underwater Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals
  • Level 3 Personal Training Qualification (Human)

Nikki at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodNikki

I have been a dog owner and dog lover my whole life so after many years working within a marketing company I decided to make a big change and make working with dogs my full time profession. This is when I started my own home dog boarding (caring for dogs in my own home) and dog walking business. I did this for 2 years and thoroughly enjoyed it which gave me further assurance that working with dogs full time was the only way forward.

I have 2 dogs of my own, an 8 year old chocolate Labrador called Daisy and a high energy 3 year old working cocker spaniel called Henry who keep me very busy. We spend most of our spare time either out in the countryside where we live or on the New Forest walking.

It was after Daisy received Hydrotherapy treatment at 4Paws and on seeing the health benefits and the joy she gained from her hydrotherapy sessions that I was inspired to make a further change and pursue a career in hydrotherapy, as I would love to be able to bring similar benefits to other dogs and their owners.

I completed my training at Greyfriers Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Centre and I hold a Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. I am very excited about the future working within the dedicated and compassionate team at 4paws and continuing my education within canine rehabilitation and complementary therapy.



Ruby at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodRuby

I have always been a lover of animals, big and small, and I have had dogs in my life for as long as I can remember. When I finished school I worked in a shoe shop in Bournemouth, but I always knew that I wanted to work with dogs. As part of my school curriculum we were actively encouraged to look after the animals at our school farm, which I thoroughly enjoyed. A few years ago I visited a Husky rescue centre in Sweden where I looked after the dogs, fed them, washed them and of course, played too (and lots of cuddles) which gave me a good insight into handling different dogs.

I was introduced to hydrotherapy by a Friend who took his dog to 4 Paws. This is when I realised this was the career I wanted to pursue! I was very lucky to visit 4 Paws for a little while to get a feel for the profession, and soon afterwards I started my training. I completed the course with a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. After qualifying I started working at 4 Paws as part of the team.

I have a gorgeous 3 year old white Labradoodle named Teddy, who is full of character, very energetic, friendly and keeps me on my toes! Teddy has been for a few fun swims at 4 Paws, and now has a new-found love for the water!

I am very much looking forward to my future at 4 Paws, meeting lots of lovely dogs and their owners and helping them with their health and well-being.

My qualifications are:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals