Vale Hydrotherapy is run by Emma Barnard who is an experienced and qualified veterinary nurse. This makes Vale Hydrotherapy unique as we are the only hydrotherapy centre in Oxfordshire to be run by a Qualified Veterinary Nurse.
Vale Hydrotherapy was established in 2004 and was taken over by Emma Barnard in June 2008. Emma is an experienced qualified veterinary nurse and has worked in veterinary practice for 9 years, rising to the ranks of Head Nurse. Her time spent as a vet nurse means she has had plenty of experience dealing with dogs of all sizes, breeds and temperaments. She also have a good level of knowledge and understanding of the different conditions that can affect dogs and those that benefit from hydrotherapy.
You the owner know your dog best so Emma likes to work with you helping your dog get the best from his hydrotherapy experience. Emma is a fully accredited member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association which ensures staff are trained in hydrotherapy, animal first aid and pool water management. In addition the association monitors and ensures all members abide by quality standards so referring vets, owners and their dogs receive a professional, caring service.