Jackie is the centre owner here at Snowy’s, she has trained in the application of hydrotherapy, myotherapy and physical muscular development exercises. Jackie began Snowy’s following a diagnosis of Osteochondritis (OCD) and DJD (Degenerative Joint Disorder) in her own dog Snowball (Snowy). Since then Snowy’s has developed into a real passion, with an aim of helping not only her own special girl, but also to help other pets to enjoy a better, longer and more pain-free life.
After working in a Quality department for 4 years, I knew it was not a job for me. Having 4 very spoilt dogs myself, I thought there's no better career than working with dogs, and so I set out to do all what I could to get into Canine Hydrotherapy.
In my spare time, I have a 1969 VW beetle which I am in the process of helping restore, as well as enjoying taking the dogs on long countryside walks. During the next year I will be completing a level 3 Canine Studies Diploma, to expand my knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of dogs. I am looking forward to a long future career at Snowy's Canine Therapy Centre.
Tig is our qualified Senior Hydrotherapist here at Snowy's. She has completed her Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals and her Advanced Treadmill. In her spare time, she volunteers with Forever Hounds Trust, a charity that rehomes Greyhounds and Lurchers. At home she currently has 9 rescued Greyhounds, Luchers and Whippets.
I have spent many years as an engineer. During this time, I have gained widespread knowledge, expertise, and established myself as a perfectionist in what I do. In this time, I have become professional in many different fields. I ensure that the pool is maintained to the highest quality possible, by using the most up to date environmentally friendly applications. This includes ensuring the quality of the water, the water is checked at least 3 times per day and records are kept of the chemical and pH balance. In addition to looking after the hydrotherapy pool, I make sure that the whole therapy centre is a safe and healthy environment for handlers, their dogs, and any visitors.
Toyah is part of our administration team. With a total of 16 years experience, she is able to provide excellent Customer Service, Admin and IT skills. She has also completed the well known Galen Certificate in First Aid for Dogs. Away from work her time is spent with Charlie, her husband and Orden, our terrier. Toyah loves to holiday here in the UK so that Orden never misses out! Canal Boats & Cottage retreats anywhere in the countryside!
I am a Galen Qualified Myotherapist and Exercise Physiologist. I have extensive experience treating dogs, and in this time I have devised 'The Balanced Dog' exercise programme to work on your dog's core strength, balance, and coordination. Whether you are looking for post-injury or post-operative rehabilitation, or exercises to improve your sporting dog's performance, both myself and Jackie can put together a programme to help you and your dog reach full potential in this area.