Animal Hydrotherapy Course

Level 3 in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
Theory & Practical Training

We currently offer animal hydrotherapy training courses in collaboration with Animal Courses Direct. 

The course includes practical placement at a Woozelbears approved training provider. Woozelbears is an established canine hydrotherapy company with centres offering training in Witney (Oxfordshire), Chepstow, Melksham (nr Bath), Houston, USA. The centres have top of the range equipment including underwater treadmills, large bespoke pools, gait analysis treadmill and teams of highly qualified personnel ranging from Hydrotherapists to Veterinary Surgeons. 

Placement within one of these centres enables you to learn from experienced professionals in the industry whilst working with a range cases at different stages of treatment.

This is also an opportunity to have first hand experience within the industry. 

This qualification makes you very employable and there are many companies around the country that are recruiting for Qualified Canine Hydrotherapists. Woozelbears offers franchise opportunities in various parts of the UK if you have the ambition to own your own business.

The Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals has been developed for learners seeking a specialised qualification in animal hydrotherapy, with the overall aim being to prepare learners for a career working as an Animal Hydrotherapist or in a Veterinary career utilising hydrotherapy as a treatment.

The Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals is a well recognised Ofqual qualification that is held in high regard.  

Learners who successfully complete this Course will be able to continue in further training and education related to this area of expertise. This qualification is a component of the membership requirements for professional bodies within the sector.

It is a theory and practically-based qualification that has the aim of preparing a student for working as an Animal Hydrotherapist. We are able to include an intensive practical placement as part of this course. This practical placement enables students to achieve the course units that require practical placement.

This rigorous qualification is ideal for learners who already have experience of working or volunteering with small animals in roles such as Veterinary Nurse or Animal Welfare Assistant as well as those who wish to build on their existing knowledge and skills. The course is ideally aimed at those who are aged over 16 as, ideally learners will already have had hands on experience with companion animals. 

The course enables students to understand the benefits of hydrotherapy for small animals with various medical conditions, and learn how to correctly administer hydrotherapy to them. It is imperative that at all times students act within their area of professional competence and personal limitations. Students should not engage in any manipulation techniques unless qualified to do so.


Existing Centres


The business thrives on vet referrals from Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties due to the high standards of the facility and practice.

Visit the Witney Centre site


Opened in partnership in 2014 as our second branch and is developing into a successful rehabilitation centre with increasing referrals.

Visit the Swindon Centre site

Burgess Hill, WEST SUSSEX

Opened in partnership in 2018 as our fourth branch and is recieving referrals from over 70 vets. A new area for us but a local area to former Fitzpatricks 'Supervet' Hydrotherapist Sue Howell who is managing director of this centre. 

Visit the Burgess Hill site 


Opened in Wiltshire in 2018 as our third branch however our first centre to offer a dedicated cat clinic.

Visit the Melksham site 


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Opened in 2022 branching out into a new part of the UK

Visit the Spalding site 


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