Here at Cotswold Dog Spa, all of our staff are registered with professional bodies (CHA, IRVAP, RAMP, NAVP), 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.


Tessa 

Owner, Veterinary Physiotherapist and Canine Hydrotherapist 

(BSc, PGCert, MIRVAP, MCHA)

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 a 3 year old Wire-Haired Vizsla, Fern, as well as two small people. On the rare occasion she gets time to herself she likes to relax with a hot coffee!


Zoe

Practice Manager, Veterinary Physiotherapist and Canine Hydrotherapist

(BSc (Hons), AdvCertVPhys, MSc, MIRVAP, MCHA, RAMP Reg)

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, and has gone on to complete a MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2021.

Zoe enjoys pushing her limits, having completed the South West Tough Mudder 2015, 4 skydives and 4 bungee jumps. She also enjoys the outdoors with her little boy and 5 year old Labrador, John.


Charlie

Veterinary Physiotherapist and Canine Hydrotherapist

(MVetPhys, MIRVAP, MNAVP)

Charlie qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist in 2019 and went on to complete her MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2020 from Writtle College. After this Charlie went on to work at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists as an inpatient and outpatient veterinary physiotherapist, giving her valuable experience treating a wide range of cases within a veterinary clinic. During this time Charlie completed the Level 4 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy.
Charlie enjoys being active, whether that’s playing Netball or exploring the countryside with her Dachshund, Digby.


Izzy

Veterinary Physiotherapist 

(BSc (Hons), MIRVAP, MNAVP)

Izzy qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist from Hartpury Adams University in 2021. During her course, Izzy completed a placement year at a busy canine rehabilitation centre that gave her a passion for canine physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Izzy is currently completing her Level 4 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy to further expand her knowledge within the industry.
Izzy enjoys spending her time treating horses when she’s not busy with her Thoroughbred, Annie and her puppy JRT, Willow.


Amy

Veterinary Physiotherapist

(BSc (Hons), MIRVAP)

Amy graduated from Harper Adams University in 2020 with a First Class Honours degree. Whilst studying, Amy completed a placement at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals where she developed a passion for orthopaedic and neurological cases. Amy plans to focus her Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on this, over the coming years and has started her Level 1 in Canine Arthritis Management. 

 

Amy has an 11 year old cat called Amba and in her spare time enjoys travelling and socialising with friends.



Students

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.