Rebecca Kestle

Hydrotherapist

Canine Hydrotherapy might sound like an unusual career choice for a young woman in her twenties but for me it was like finding that perfect pair of shoes that just fitted right. I slipped into it with ease, as if I had always been doing it.  I had the best tutors that had fountains of knowledge I found everything intriguing and I soaked up the information as if I where a sponge in a pool of water- oh the irony.

  After traveling in Australia I came home and decided it was time to have my own puppy. My research into Hydrotherapy began when my own Labrador Brody who got diagnosed with Bilateral Hip dysplasia at five months old. Confused and baffled by the rehabilitation process I wanted to do everything I could to help him. As an owner you automatically feel partly responsible for your pets discomfort. I now feel very fortunate to have experienced the rehabilitation process first hand with Brody; it’s given me a unique perspective as an owner and now as a hydrotherapist handling rehabilitation cases.  

After much research I discovered Hawksland Canine Hydrotherapy who where kind enough to offer me some work experience at their Centre. It was at this time under the guidance of Ros and David Boisseau that I learned so much about our canine companions and completely fell in love with hydrotherapy. Safe to say I never left and was privilege to take over the Centre from the Boisseau family. 

   I decided to train as a hydrotherapist under the guidance of Sue Hawkins at Hawksmoor in Warwickshire, everyday is a learning curve, every moment is an opportunity to do better, no two animals are the same and it is because of this I believe in the therapy and the rehabilitation that I offer our patients to the highest standard possible. I will never stop learning and adapting techniques for our future patients.

​  Qualifications:

  • Small Animal Hydrotherapy Level 3

  • Diploma Small animal Hydrotherapy 

  • Canine First Aid

  • Canine Behavior Training

  • Canine Natural Balance Motion Level 6 

  • Canine Arthritis Advocate 

  

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