MEET THE TEAM

Kerry Hufton founder of Burntwood Hydro

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 My name is Kerry and Burntwood Hydro is my baby.  I have worked with animals all my life and after a long career in Equine Veterinary Nursing it was my vision to build a specialist Canine Rehabilitation centre.  I have a Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals with IRVAP (Institute of Registered Veterinary and animal Physiotherapists) and I am a qualified Canine Massage Therapist and Sports massage Therapist.  In my spare time I enjoy being with my whippets and occasionally like to show them and Judge Whippet shows at open level.  I have a passion for how dogs move and orthopedics are a keen interest of mine.

Melanie Phillips Practice Manager

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My name is Mel and I’m the centres Practice Manager.  I have a Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals with IRVAP (Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists) and I have been practicing hydrotherapy ever since I joined the Burntwood Hydro team in 2015. I am responsible for the day to day running of the Hydro Centre and I’m the main point of contact for Insurance claims and Veterinary referrals.  In my spare time I like to take care of my two horses, two dogs and two cats.

Mia Jobson Trainee Canine Hydrotherapist

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My name is Mia and I have a Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal management and Canine Care.  I joined the Burntwood Hydro Team in 2020 as a trainee hydrotherapist  and I am working towards my Level 3 Diploma in Canine Hydrotherapy.  In my free time I enjoy training my dogs to be working gundogs and I also love photography.

Jessica Parker Veterinary Physiotherapist

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Hi I’m Jessica and I am Burntwood Hydro’s veterinary physiotherapist.  I studied for 3 years full time to gain my Bsc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy.  I am fully insured and a proud member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) which only accepts therapists of high quality training.  Physiotherapy involves: massage, stretching, electro therapy (Laser and Pulsed electromagnetic) and remedial exercise to improve the physical wellbeing of your pet.  I work on increasing: flexibility, mobility, joint range of motion, willingness to work/play, proprioception, muscle mass and most importantly comfort.  When your dog is influenced by a musculoskeletal condition whether pre or post operative, pain will be present.  I use a range of techniques to help reduce pain and get your best friend back to their usual selves.

Casey Pawson Receptionist

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My name is Casey and I joined the Burntwood Hydro team in 2020.   I have qualifications in Animal Care Level 2 (Distinction),  Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma with Science (Triple Distinction).  I am a qualified Pet Sitter and Dog Walker. In my spare time I love volunteering for various dog charities and taking care of our family Bullmastiff and Neapolitan Mastiff.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

 Burntwood canine hydrotherapy aims to improve and enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of every dog treated.  The welfare of all dogs undergoing treatment is the primary objective.

The centre strives for excellence in all that it offers and is totally committed to providing a professional and caring service in a safe and friendly environment.

The standards at the centre are maintained through continuous technical and professional development in the hydrotherapy field.