About Us

West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy is the newest canine hydrotherapy clinic in the area, serving dogs across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and beyond. We provide a safe and warm swimming pool for your dogs to exercise in, which is among the largest in Wales, being 26ft x 13ft by 4ft deep. The clinic is located just north of Carmarthen in the former Capel Y Groes (Chapel of the Cross) on the outskirts of Peniel - a tranquil setting for you and your pet to come and visit, away from busy roads, with the beautiful rolling countryside and unspoilt views all around. We have large grounds, with ample parking, and a big green space to allow your pet to "powder their nose" before coming into the old church for their swim.

West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy is run by Katharine Deane, who holds a Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. This course is an ABC Awards acredited course, and covers; First Aid for Hydrotherapists and Canine Professionals, Hydrotherapy Theory and Practice; Anatomy and Physiology for Small Animal Hydrotherapy; Pool Water Management; Understanding Orthopaedic Conditions; Understanding Spinal Conditions. Katharine has also completed a course in Canine Behaviour, which forms part of the Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals.

Katharine is a Registered Canine Hydrotherapist, and a member of NARCH (the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists), giving you peace of mind that your pet is in the best qualified hands. NARCH has strict membership requirements, ensuring that hydrotherapists are not only qualified, but maintain continued professional development each year, in order to keep up with new ideas, and techniques in animal health.

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