Adam Gibbins, RCH.
Owner and Hydrotherapist (NARCH)
I am passionate about the health and well-being of the dogs in our care. I am a firm believer that we should be caring for dogs and advising owners in equal measure about how we can collectively improve the day to day life of all the dogs that we treat.
Over 10 years ago I was lucky enough to have a career change which allowed me to train as a canine hydrotherapist and then work full time within the hydrotherapy world as a qualified NARCH Registered Canine Hydrotherapist. Since 2017 I have held the role of Chairperson for National Association of Canine Hydrotherapists, who are the largest register of hydrotherapists with the highest ongoing standards within the industry.
Working as a hydrotherapist and business owner allows me to have a thorough understanding of all elements that we need to bring together. My team consists of hydrotherapists and physiotherapists, with a pool and underwater treadmill at the centre. We additionally include electrotherapy in our offering which can treat a wide range of canine conditions: OA, cruciate damage, hip dysplasia and spinal cases making up the majority of our work.
Hydrotherapy is an ever improving and changing industry which is great news for our patients. The developments in knowledge/learning directly stream down into how we treat our patients, and working so closely with the veterinary world enables the team to continually learn and develop their skills and knowledge base.
Erin Jolley RCH
Senior Hydrotherapist (NARCH)
Erin completed a diploma in animal management and welfare, where she discovered hydrotherapy and became very passionate about the subject. She started off her career with animals as a dog walker and volunteering at a rescue centre. From there she completed her Level 3 small animal hydrotherapy and has now worked as a hydrotherapist for 7 years.
Erin is a qualified and registered level 3 canine hydrotherapist, she also holds an advanced qualification in underwater treadmill and Photobiomodulation (Laser) Therapy for Animals.
Brenda Watson Msc
Veterinary Physiotherapist (IRVAP)
Brenda fell in love with physical rehabilitation whilst volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. She later moved to England to pursue an education in Veterinary physiotherapy. Since achieving her Masters in 2018, Brenda has practiced in Singapore and in England. Her experiences have allowed her to work with various vet specialists, acupuncturists and hydrotherapists in treating a wide variety of conditions.
Here at Dogtown, Brenda uses a combination of physiotherapy and hydrotherapy techniques to provide a collaborative approach to care for your pets. Brenda is accredited by the IRVAP and is also serves as a member in the NARCH committee.
Sophie Ward RCH
Sophie is a qualified and registered level 3 canine hydrotherapist
Francesca Campani PG Dip
Veterinary Physiotherapist (IRVAP)
Francesca started developing a deep interest in Animal Physiotherapy after her dog was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in 2010. Because Animal physiotherapy is not well-established in Italy, with no courses available, she decided that it was worth leaving Italy for the UK in 2017.
Francesca has a strong equine background and decided to obtain a FdSc (Foundation degree) in Equine Physical Therapies and Rehabilitation and a BSc in Equine Science. In 2020 she entered the Veterinary Physiotherapy programme and finally graduated with a PGDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2022.
Anna De Courcy Wheeler RCH
Anna is a qualified and registered level 3 canine hydrotherapist