Small Animal Hydrotherapist/RVN

Small Animal Hydrotherapist/RVN

Do you have canine treadmill and Veterinary Nursing experience?

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and committed team player to join our team of Hydrotherapist RVN’s in running our CHA approved treadmill hydrotherapy suite.

The successful applicant must have excellent communication and customer service skills, be proactive in terms of promotion and engagement with both existing and new clients and be able to work independently as well as within the team.

You will be expected to maintain the high standards expected by Scott Veterinary Clinic and The Canine Hydrotherapy Association and consider ways in which the service can be grown to meet the needs of our clients.

This is a full-time position with shifts including evenings and weekends. Qualifications in Canine Hydrotherapy at level 3 and in water management will be an advantage.

Please email your letter of intent, CV and 2 professional references for the attention of Maxine Ketley, Business Development Manager:

Visit our website for details about our Hydrotherapy Service

hydrotherapy with nurse at Scott Vets Bedfordshire


JOB TITLE: Veterinary Hydrotherapist


1. Running Hydrotherapy sessions
– To run the hydrotherapy treadmill to the CHA standards
– Test the bromine and pH three times a day and record
– Test the alkaline once a week
– Water temperature to be recorded
– 20 hours of hydro related CPD a year
– Dogs must have an in-date vacc, otherwise disclaimer to be signed
– Bacterial test to be arranged with Aquatech water engineer

2. Customer service and communication
– Provide a friendly and polite welcome to all clients
– Arrange appointments for internal and referral clients
– Arrange referrals by communicating with the referral practice by letter, email or phoning
– Arrange clinical history/x-rays to be send to the practice
– Book, change and cancel appointments
– Speak to referral veterinary surgeons or physiotherapists about cases
– To read up on or discuss unusual cases (20hrs CPD pa)
– Discuss hydrotherapy treadmill to the clients, benefits etc
– Patient notes to be kept updated
– Aware of patients demeanour and if any changes to be referred to a veterinary surgeon

3. Maintenance
– Clean the glass after each patient with Mr Muscle
– Sweep the floor in-between clients
– Dry the floor in-between clients
– Take dirty/wet towels to prep
– To empty the filter 2-3times a day
– Empty/backwash the tank twice a week and refill the tank
– Lifting the tank every other week to clean under treadmill
– Deep clean the tank monthly
– Ensure treats stocked up
– Order chemicals and equipment for the hydrotherapy
– Posters of the new dogs are up on the wall
– Ensure all the equipment in hydro is working efficiently
– Ensure the servicing on the equipment is up to date