Animal Hydrotherapy Courses 

Are you interested in a career working as an Animal Hydrotherapist?

Animal Hydrotherapists use hydrotherapy techniques to help animals with rehabilitation needs to recover from injury or as part of pain management or even as a type of exercise for animals with mobility issues. Animals are referred to Hydrotherapists for treatment by Veterinary Surgeons.

To work as an animal hydrotherapist, you have to gain a regulated qualification such as The ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals or the ABC Awards Level 3 Diploma course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. Animal Jobs Direct offers both of these qualifications.


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Practical Small Animal First Aid Course

Practical Small Animal First Aid Course 

Level 3

This Practical 1 day Intensive Small Animal First Aid course is delivered by a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

The course is of relevance to anyone working with animals in an animal hydrotherapy, animal physiotherapy, veterinary, animal charity or private business capacity as well as for pet owners wishing to increase their knowledge and skills. 

Next Course Date: Thursday 7th September 2017

Course Price: £45


ABC Awards

Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

Level 3

The ABC Awards Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals is a regulated qualification for working as an Animal Hydrotherapist. 

This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion. 

Course Price: £3,100


Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
Level 3

The ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals is a regulated qualification that has been developed with the overall aim being to prepare learners for a career working as an Animal Hydrotherapist.

This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion. 

Course Price:  £2,100


Small Animal and Canine Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy

ABC Awards

Level 3  Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Small Animal and Canine Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy

This ABC Awards Level 3 Course is a regulated qualification Unit [T/504/6475] that consists of a theory and practical element where the learner will learn how to conduct a hydrotherapy treadmill therapy session involving pre-treatment, during treatment and post treatment treadmill procedures.

This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion. 

Course Price: £380


ABC Awards 

Advanced Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy

ABC Awards

Advanced Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy 

ABC Awards Advanced Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals Level 3 is a regulated qualification consisting of Unit (T/505/3149) and Unit (K/505/3147)

The course includes a theory and practical module where the learner will learn how to conduct an advanced hydrotherapy treadmill therapy session involving appropriate use of equipment to improve the hydrotherapy programme for the patient.

This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion. 

Course Price: £580


Canine First Aid Course

AIM Awards

Level 2 Award in Skills for Emergency Care of Dogs

Aim awards

Canine First Aid Course

The AIM Awards Level 2 Award in Skills for Emergency Care for Dogs (RQF) is regulated qualification providing Theory AND Practical Training aimed at learners who wish to or who are working in the canine industry.

This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion. 

Course Price: £265



The animal hydrotherapy for small animals courses offered by Animal Jobs Direct are Ofqual regulated qualifications designed for learners preparing for a career working as an Animal Hydrotherapist or in a Veterinary career utilising hydrotherapy as a treatment.

We offer the ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate: Hydrotherapy for Small Animals and the ABC Awards Level 3 Diploma: Hydrotherapy for Small Animals as online courses with intensive practical training included towards the end of your theory studies. This is a great way to put your theory knowledge into practice and ideal for anyone working full time or needing to fit their studies around their other commitments.

The theory elements of these courses includes subjects such as; the management of medical conditions in hydrotherapy, small animal first aid, anatomy & physiology for small animals and water management. The practical placement of these courses can be undertaken either in Wiltshire, Oxfordshire or Newcastle.

When you have completed one of these regulated qualifications, you can seek employment as an Animal Hydrotherapist (register with our Job Board for the latest vacancies, or contact Animal Hydrotherapy centres near where you live with your CV). Or alternatively, set up your own Animal Hydrotherapy business!

Please contact us with any questions.

Read some of the recent ABC Awards Moderator Report Comments regarding our delivery of this Qualification:

"All team members are very experienced and suitably qualified to deliver and assess the course. A professional, supportive and highly qualified team."

"The feedback to the learners was very constructive and given throughout the portfolio of evidence. I was particularly impressed with the new video assessments. This is showing how the centre is growing and developing the qualifications. This is a new exciting way of evidencing the assessment criteria in practical work". 

"An excellent range of assessment methods that are valid, fair and reliable have been used throughout the units of study. The course was very practical and included workplace learning where video evidence/filming was carried out to show the learner meets some of the assessment criteria. This was an excellent addition to the course".

"I’m sure the learners enjoyed carrying out this form of assessment. All feedback from the learners was good". 

"Practical work was very well planned and covered a large proportion of the course".


We offer a variety of different practical animal courses and care courses to suit everyone. Some of our courses are studied entirely online, others have practical training included with several theory modules, and several courses are purely practical hands-on courses. 

As well as the many accredited courses that we run, we are also delighted to be able to offer bespoke canine training courses.

We offer low cost, bespoke quality training solutions to various companies, charities and local authorities

 Please get in touch if you would like more information or to arrange bespoke training.

We are committed to helping students find the right animal hydrotherapy courses for your requirements, please get in touch if you have any questions, our team are always happy to help.

Please contact us for information about any of our courses. 

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