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.


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


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


AIM Awards

Level 2 Award in Skills for Emergency Care of Dogs

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.


Not sure which course to choose? Let our careers and training advisers assist you.

Tel: 0208 6269646 or email

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 and we offer free careers and training advice in all animal care subjects, please get in touch for assistance, our team are always happy to help.

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