Offering a range of holistic and therapeutic veterinary treatments
to enhance your pet’s quality of life
hydro.vet, is our rehabilitation service which offers a range of services to aid recovery and promotes the health of your pets. All patients are considered on an individual basis and a holistic approach will be taken to suit their needs.
Our services are available to clients of Watkins & Tasker Vets and we welcome referrals from Veterinary Practices all over the South West and Bristol area.
Hydrotherapy is controlled exercise in water and we carry it out in our state of the art water treadmill. The heated water provides maximum therapeutic benefits which helps to reduce inflammation, provides pain relief and aids recovery from injury. A range of conditions benefit from hydrotherapy including:
Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to rehabilitation, prevention and management of acute and chronic injuries and diseases. Our primary aim is to relieve pain and discomfort, followed by restoring function and improving wellbeing. Fulfilling these aims will improve your pet’s health and quality of life, allowing them to return to their normal happy, bouncy selves, ready to enjoy life with you.
A range of therapeutic modalities will form the physiotherapy treatment plan. Only clinically proven therapies will be chosen for your pet to create a gold standard treatment that will promote the completion of your pet’s individual physiotherapy goals.
Laser therapy involves directing infra-red radiation into inflamed or damaged tissues to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. The laser is placed in direct contact with the skin which enables light photons to penetrate the tissue and interact with molecules within the cells to cause several biochemical effects (photobiomodulation).
Laser has the following effects:
Every treatment is tailored to an individual pet.
Our Vet James is a qualified Veterinary Acupuncturist and can carry out this safe complementary therapy on dogs and cats to assist a range of conditions including:
Please contact us on 01275 405905 for more information about any of the treatment options.
Hydrotherapist / Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Viv Ridley BSc MNAVP AHPR
For Referring Vets: hydro.vet welcome rehabilitation referrals from surrounding veterinary practices for both acute and chronic conditions.
Our hydro and physio therapists only work under referral from the patient’s Veterinary Surgeon. To refer a case to us we will need one of our referral forms completed and sent back to us by email with a copy of the patient’s clinical history. After the patient’s initial appointment, a report of our findings, treatment and plan for rehabilitation will be sent back to the referring vet.
For further information and referral forms please get in touch via email@example.com or 01275 405 905.