Cotswold Dog Spa
Therapy Centre, Hartpury College, Gloucester. GL19 3BE
Tel: 01452 702177
Here at Cotswold Dog Spa, all of our staff are registered with professional bodies (CHA, IRVAP, RAMP), abiding by their codes of conduct to ensure safe and professional treatment of your animals. As members of various professional bodies, our staff undertake regular continued professional development (CPD) to further explore our individual interestests within the veterinary industry, as well as expand therapeautic skills and remain up to date with the latest research and techniques within the veterinary industry.
Owner, Veterinary Physiotherapist and Canine Hydrotherapist (MIRVAP, MCHA, RAMP, PGCert, BSc)
Tessa started Cotswold Dog Spa in 2006 doing mobile dog grooming, and after qualifying as a canine hydrotherapist in 2006 she progressed the business into canine rehabilitation. Her focus on individual care for the animals she is treating and keeping up with advances in the industry has pushed the business to success. Tessa's experience has taught her a wealth of techniques which she has further developed since graduating from her Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Rehabilitation at Nottingham University in 2015. Tessa is a member of IRVAP, RAMP and CHA, and continues to develop her career undertaking annual continued professional development, with a keen interest in therapeutic handling & massage.
Tessa has two rescue dogs Roxy and Lulu, as well as two small people. On the rare occasion she gets time to herself she likes to relax with a hot coffee!
Veterinary Physiotherapist and Canine Hydrotherapist (MIRVAP, MCHA, AdvCertVPhys, BSc)
Zoe began her time with us as a student volunteer in Summer 2013 and then completed the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. Since graduating from her degree in Bioveterinary Science in 2015, Zoe has further developed her career by completing an Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy.
Zoe enjoys pushing her limits, having completed the South West Tough Mudder 2015, 3 skydives and 4 bungee jumps. She also has a 12 year old Hungarian Vizsla, Razz, who used to accompany her running.
Veterinary Physiotherapist and Canine Hydrotherapist (MCHA, AdvCertVPhys, BSc)
Vikki started her time with us as a student volunteer in Winter 2014 and then completed the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. Since graduating from her degree in Bioveterinary Science in 2015, Vikki has further developed her career by completing an Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy.
Vikki enjoys the outdoors, and often goes on adventure holidays including snowboarding, kayaking, climbing and coasteering. Vikki also has a Thoroughbred x Appaloosa, Bart, that enjoys competing in Dressage, and two black Labradors, Minnie and Willow, who she enjoys beating with in her time off.
Canine Hydrotherapist (MCHA, BSc)
Charlotte was a long standing student volunteer with us for 18 months from spring 2015 whilst completing her degree in Bioveterinary Science. Since graduating from her degree with First Class Honours in 2016, Charlotte has gone on to complete the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. Charlotte wishes to further develop her knowledge and skills within the industry and is therefore also completing the Level 5 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy throughout 2017.
Charlotte enjoys baking for her family, including a variety of dishes for her Springer x Whippet, Monty, in between chasing after her puppy Cocker Spaniel, Herbert.
As we are based at Hartpury University Centre, we have many students with us for work experience from a variety of animal courses, as well as running a number of teaching demonstrations throughout the academic year. All of our staff members are graduates from Hartpury, and therefore understand the value of work experience as it all led us to our current careers. We enjoy our mentoring role with these students and teaching them about canine rehabilitation.
Rest assured, your dogs temperament and condition, and the students capability, will be taken into account before any student moves on from observing, and they will not be left alone with your animal.