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Animal Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre
Based on the Edge of the New Forest
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Large Hydrotherapy Pool
With Ramps for Entry and Exit
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Extended Length
Aquatic Treadmill
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Laser Therapy
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Confidence Building and Fitness
Sessions Also Available
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About Us

Established in 2016, 4 paws has a team of Qualified Hydrotherapists, Veterinary Physiotherapists and a Behaviourist. All of our therapists hold qualifications in canine first aid and are members of associating bodies.

Our centre has the largest heated pool in the area and an extended length Hydro Physio aquatic treadmill as well as a Physiotherapy treatment area where we also offer K-Laser Therapy.

We have flexible opening hours which include Weekday Evenings and Saturdays to try and help accommodate everyone.

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 its 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 know that your pet is one of the most important things in your life and therefore we want their visits to us to be as positive and enjoyable as possible.

We also specialise in swimming cats as well as dogs.

Natasha at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodNatasha – Director, Veterinary Physiotherapist, Small Animal Hydrotherapist

I have been qualified in hydrotherapy since 2014 and Physiotherapy since 2018. I set up 4 Paws with another physiotherapist and in 2020 when she retired, took on running the centre solely with the help from the rest of the team. I have previous experience as working as a veterinary nursing assistant and also teaching the Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy to aspiring hydrotherapists. I love running the centre and helping all of the wonderful dogs each day brings me so much joy. Seeing them bound into the centre when they arrive for their appointment so enthusiastic to see us all makes me realise we really do have the best job!

In my spare time, I love nothing more than a long dog with a stop for a coffee and a slice of cake! I’m also an avid runner and try to head out a few time each week, sometimes my chocolate labrador Reggie joins me on these too. At home, I also have three British Shorthair Cats.

My qualifications are:

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

Hannah at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodHannah – Veterinary Physiotherapist, Small Animal Hydrotherapist

I qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist in 2018 after studying a degree with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists. After qualifying I started my own business under the name of H L Veterinary Physiotherapy. I mainly treat horses and dogs but also have a number of farm animal cases.

In 2019 I went to Greyfriars rehabilitation and hydrotherapy centre to complete my training as a small animal hydrotherapist. I have always loved rehabilitation and I have seen the benefits of hydrotherapy in many dogs including my own. I have a special interest in neurological rehabilitation and love working with these animals during their recovery.

I own a variety of animals myself including 3 horses and 2 dogs, plus helping my sister on her farm. I am really looking forward to helping rehabilitate and have fun with the lovely patients at 4 Paws.

My qualifications are:

  • BSc(hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Level 3 Certificate in Canine hydrotherapy
  • Certified K Laser Specialist

Nikki at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodNikki – Small Animal Hydrotherapist

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.

My qualifications are:

  • Level 4 Award in Canine Hydrotherapy
  • Level 4 Award in Advanced Water Treadmill
  • Certified K Laser Specialist

Tori at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodTori - Small Animal Hydrotherapist

I am originally 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 qualified as a canine hydrotherapist in 2017 and have been working at 4 paws ever since. I also used to work in a vet practice with an aquatic treadmill in London, but I am now working solely at 4 paws and enjoying seeing all of our lovely clients.

I have a chocolate Labrador called Ted and a fox red Labrador called Alfie, who you may see when you come into the centre. I also have rabbits and guinea pigs at home and enjoy looking after them.

My qualifications are:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
  • Level 3 Certificate in Underwater Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals
  • Certified K Laser Specialist

Sarah at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodSarah – Canine Behaviour, Small Animal Hydrotherapist

My love for dogs started with my childhood dog, Rozie. After being my best friend for 13 years, I knew working with animals was what I wanted to do. I started working at 4 Paws whilst training in canine behaviour, helping behind the scenes. Having watch the team here help so many dogs and wanting to be in a more hands on role with them, I decided to finally take the plunge and train in hydrotherapy.

Since then my interest in rehabilitation has really grown and I enjoy using my behavioural qualification every day in the hydrotherapy setting. I love seeing the benefits of hydrotherapy help improve dogs mobility and quality of life.

At home we have a 5 year old Border Terrier called Sid and a 3 year old springer spaniel, Brinley. They are certainly very different in personality but get on really well. Brinley also adores the water and loves coming in for a swim at 4 Paws!

My qualifications are:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Canine Behaviour
  • Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Level 3 Certificate in Underwater Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals
  • Certified K Laser Specialist

Tasha at 4 Paws Hydrotherapy Centre RingwoodTasha – Receptionist/Centre Assistant

I have always had a love for animals and love working at 4 Paws due to the fact that I get to spend time helping dogs each day. I love the variety of breeds that we see at the centre but I do have a soft spot for a cross breed!

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, long dogs walks at the weekends and cooking/baking. I currently have a very cheeky Shitzu X Poodle called Jeffrey, who often joins me at work so you may meet him at the centre!