Career Opportunities working as a Canine Hydrotherapist
The Pet industry was already a massive and rapidly growing industry, with people spending more of their disposable income on their pets health and care than ever before. Now with the influx of pet owners due to Covid the medical and surgical treatments pet owners are investing in for their pets has increased substantially. Consequently, so too has the need for rehabilitation treatments that can accelerate the dogs recovery and maximise their return to function.
Becoming a Certified Canine Hydrotherapist with our certificate courses provides you with the knowledge, training, and experience to do the following:
Work in a clinic: More vet clinics are adding rehabilitation and hydrotherapy to their services and are looking for qualified Canine Hydrotherapists to join their teams. Existing Canine Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Centres, and even dog groomers, pet resorts, and rescue organisations are also looking for qualified Canine Hydrotherapists to help treat their canine clients. So, there are plenty of job opportunities on the rise once you are certified you just need to research what's available in your local area.
Start your own clinic: As the need for rehabilitation services increases, so too does the opportunity to open your own hydrotherapy clinic. We recommend doing thorough preliminary research and included in the course is a module on starting your own hydrotherapy business and how to work with your local veterinarian(s) to generate referrals for your new business.
CANINE HYDROTHERAPY COURSE GRADUATE SAYS:
"I was worried about learning and remembering the science part of the study which later disappeared once we started learning the more practical module. It all came into place then. When comparing other courses, this is the most extensive and up to date content. It is well paced and is a supportive learning environment. There is lots of knowledge to be acquired during the workshop."
- Cassandre - Certified Canine Hydrotherapist
Canine Hydrotherapy Certification Course Basics:
If you would like to spend your days doing something you love, making a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners, as part of the rapidly growing canine therapy industry, then this course is for you!
PREREQUISITES: There are no pre-requisites required except a love for dogs and a passion to help them live a long, happy & healthy life.
COURSE DURATION: You have 10 months to complete the 2024 course. This includes the workshop and the modules following the workshop.
HOURS OF STUDY REQUIRED: For most students it takes an average of 5-7 hours per week but this can vary depending on the students previous knowledge and learning capabilities.
NEXT COURSE COMMENCEMENT: The next Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy Course will commence 19th February 2024. Places are limited to ensure a high level of individual attention.
DELIVERY: This course is delivered either entirely online with practical assignments included PLUS a live virtual workshop delivered with real life case studies. PLUS in 2024 students also have an option of a practical in-person placement in a partner clinic and/or a live in-person Masterclass.
LANGUAGES: The entire course is presented in English including lectures, The App, assignments and resources. Transcriptions are NOT currently available. Therefore, students are required to be fluent in English otherwise the course may prove to be too difficult.
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Countries we currently have students from:
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About Your Instructor - Michelle Monk - Physiotherapist
Your Course Instructor and founder is Michelle Monk - a Human Physiotherapist, with a Masters Degree in Animal Physiotherapy. Michelle has won several awards for her delivery of service to canine patients and for her research in the area of rehabilitation following surgery for cruciate disease.
Michelle started the first rehabilitation centre for dogs in 2002 complete with indoor heated pool and underwater treadmill. Since then she has delivered hydrotherapy to hundreds of thousands of dogs and is the most experienced canine hydrotherapist in the country.
She has also authored the Animal Hydrotherapy chapter in the Textbook “Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and rehabilitation of Animals’, and delivered numerous talks on canine rehabilitation to peers and industry leaders nationally and internationally.
Michelle worked as a human physiotherapist prior to working with canines including 6 years in Human Hydrotherapy in spinal division and continues to attend ongoing professional development in this field.
Michelle is passionate about increasing both the quality and availability of rehabilitation therapies so that all canines have access to quality health care to improve their general health, wellbeing, and recovery from injury and illness.
CANINE HYDROTHERAPY COURSE GRADUATE SAYS:
"Before starting the course I was worried only doing online wouldn't work as well but it did. It's thorough and Michelle clearly loves what she does which makes it a great learning experience. If I was to describe it to someone else I would say it is intense but worth it. The live virtual workshop was well presented using live cases, discussing the pathologies and seeing what type of questions occur in a hydro session."
- Lara - Certified Canine Hydrotherapist
This Canine Hydrotherapy Course is accredited by the Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association (ACRA). www.caninerehabassociation.com.au ACRA is the governing body for the practise of Canine Rehabilitation and Canine Hydrotherapy in Australia.
We have had students from all over the world complete the certification but we do recommend checking with your local association and insurance company as to whether the certificate will be accepted in your country.
Approved education provider
The Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy is proud to have met the high standards and approval of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork AND the Association of Canine Water Therapy as a Preferred Education Provider. This ensures we maintain an exceptional standard of education and student learning experience.
This also gives students access to apply to the IAAMB for student membership which entitles them to access liability insurance, continuing education, mentors and additional support.