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You could become a certified canine hydrotherapist and spend your days helping dogs to move better, recover quicker, and age slower

Join this rapidly growing industry and create a career where you are making a difference every day and your reward is the unconditional love of canines and the appreciation of their owners.

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 are also looking for qualified Canine Hydrotherapists to help treat their patients. 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 Health Academy dog hydro courses example of dog in hydro machine

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Join the waitlist to be the first to be notified when enrolment opens for this course (there's no obligation to enrol) and to download the full information pack on this course. The information pack includes all the details of the course including modules, delivery, and pricing.

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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 therapies 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: It takes 18-20 months to complete the course. This includes the workshop and the modules following the workshop.

HOURS OF STUDY REQUIRED: For most students it takes an average of 2-3 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 3rd APRIL 2023. Places are limited to ensure a high level of individual attention.

DELIVERY: This course is delivered entirely online with practical assignments submitted by students via video and reviewed individually PLUS a live virtual workshop delivered with real life case studies. There are advanced in-person workshops available to graduates however most students find they don't need these due to the in depth knowledge gained during this course.

LANGUAGES: The entire course is currently 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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AUGUST 2024

Countries we currently have students from:

  • Australian Students in the Canine Health Academy

    Australia

  • Japanese students at the Canine Health Academy

    Japan

  • United Emirates students at the Canine Health Academy

    United Emirates

  • Thailand students are at the Canine Health Academy now

    Thailand

  • United States Students at the Canine Health Academy

    United States of America

  • Columbian students at the Canine Health Academy

    Colombia

  • Singapore students at the Canine Health Academy

    Singapore

  • Canadian students are now in the Canine Health Academy

    Canada

  • New Zealand students at the Canine Health Academy

    New Zealand

  • Malaysian students at the Canine Health Academy

    Malaysia

  • Hong Kong students in the Canine Health Academy

    Hong Kong

About Your Instructor

The 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 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’, 2013.

Michelle worked as a human physiotherapist prior to working with canines including 6 years in Human Hydrotherapy and continues to attend continuing 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.

Michelle Monk founder of Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy with Zoe

Accreditation

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.

This course is accredited by the ACRA - Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association

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.

DOWNLOAD COURSE INFO PACK HERE

Join the waitlist to be the first to be notified when enrolment opens for this course (there's no obligation to enrol) and to download the full information pack on this course. The information pack includes all the details of the course including modules, delivery, and pricing.

** We will never share your information with anyone and we are too busy helping dogs to fill up your inbox with unwanted emails. **