Passionate about hAPPY, hEALTHY dogs

Whether you’re new to the industry, or an experienced therapist, we’re delighted to be a part of your canine journey and empower you to achieve your goals.

Our professional commitment

We highly value your feedback and evolve our courses and K9 Therapy Hub based on your input. We’re excited about the launch of our new courses and live events, providing you with a more engaged and personalised experience in the Hub. Plus to make sure you don’t miss out, we have added a live replays section as well. 

Meet Barbara Houlding

I am passionate about actively supporting therapists on their career journey and empowering each therapist to advance their skills. My vision is to offer inclusive high quality CPD and courses within a friendly community, and promote the very best healthcare for the wonderful dogs in our professional care.

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  • Designed, taught and examined the canine component of the ACPAT Core Knowledge and Skills course
  • First UK Accredited Clinical Educator in veterinary physiotherapy (awarded by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
  • Accredited Clinical Educator, lecturer, assistant examiner at the Royal Veterinary College on their Postgraduate Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy for 10 years
  • Co-Course Director for the Nottingham Veterinary School’s Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert level 7) in Small Animal Rehabilitation – co wrote, delivered and examined this qualification for 5 years
  • International speaker on canine physiotherapy, canine rehabilitation and clinical hydrotherapy 2002 to present day
  • Presented with the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) Award in 2017 for outstanding services to the UK hydrotherapy industry
  • Chartered Physiotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist with over 40 years of clinical experience
  • Current Chair of the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP)
  • Led the initiative to launch the IRVAP – Institute of Canine Hydrotherapists (ICH) and to raise industry standards

Barbara Houlding is proud to belong to these professional organisations

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