After working in a dog friendly cafe in her local area for one year, Erica began to gather her dog handling skills, While she was working in the cafe on weekends, she also studied animal science level 5 FETAC course for one year. From growing up around a lot of different animals in her family home, Erica has found her passion for working with animals.
Erica has been working in the veterinary industry for 4 years as a 'Veterinary Assistant' Before starting working in our Rehabilitation centre, She also worked in a boarding kennels and a cattery as part of her job for a year and a half. Erica has gathered skills and knowledge that is valuable to the rehabilitation centre.
Erica has been trained in using the MLS Class 4 Laser Therapy Machine which is widely used both in the veterinary and healthcare sector globally. This rehabilitation process has been successful and Erica has achieved high results using this machine along with supporting clients throughout the entire process. She has a very strong interest in wound care using wound needling along with the laser machine.
Currently, Erica is studying Canine Hydrotherapy with an accredited clinical educator, Barbara Houlding in K9HS which is based in England.
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 animals rehabilitation time. 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 anatomy of 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 Englands well known Physiotherapist and Hydrotherapist, Barabara 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, Barabara Houlding so she can deliver the best of the best hydrotherapy service for our canine patients.