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Catherine O’Grady


Catherine O’Grady - Hydrotherapist
Catherine O’Grady Hydrotherapist

Catherine is a fully qualified Level 3, Hydrotherapist in our Rehabilitation Centre. Catherine has studied Canine Hydrotherapy in England with Barbara Houlding in K9HS. Before Catherine joined the rehabilitation centre, she has always had passion in helping animals all her life.

She grew up surrounded by many animals and developed a passion for taking care of animals, especially her own two horses. Her journey began of really helping animals after 4 years of working in an early years playschool, She decided that she had more passion looking after animals that needed her help during their rehabilitation time. This was down to her horse who was diagnosed with severe arthritis and her cat who had a major surgery on his leg in the space of one year. This experience taught her a lot as she learned animal owners are not aware about rehabilitation for animals as much as they should be. This led her to volunteer and work alongside with a fully qualified hydrotherapist during her free time and have more of an understanding about the anatomyof animals and the process they undertake while recovering from a serious injury/surgery. She used up her life savings and bagged herself a certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy alongside with England’s well known Physiotherapist and Hydrotherapist, Barbara Houlding.

Since she has joined the Rehabilitation Team in 2020, Catherine has already done training in using the MLS Class 4 laser Therapy Machine and supported both animals and owners through the process. She also has a diploma in Canine Massaging which she achieved a year after working at our rehabilitation centre. Catherine is now currently studying a level 4, Canine Hydrotherapy with K9HS, Barbara Houlding so she can deliver the best of the best hydrotherapy service for our canine patients.