A helping paw for animals

The North East Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre, based on the Drum Industrial Estate, now offers a professional CPD accredited small animal first aid training course.

Managing director, Michael Leonard, said: “Having always had dogs of various breeds, I’ve always strived to ensure the wellbeing and health of families most loved pets at all times. I know how much they mean to their owners. The first aid training gives delegates the knowledge and training to deal with immediate first response situations which may save an animals life prior to them being treated by the veterinarian.”

Michael began his dream of rehabilitating dogs opening the business in 2013, naming it after his own dogs “Biscuit & Baileys”. Recently the business has rebranded to North East Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre as it continues to grow.

Michael delivers the courses alongside Kathryn, a tregistered Veterinary nurse. The team have over a combined 26 years of veterinary experience and the centre is now one of the best Rehabilitation centres in the country and works alongside Animal Jobs Direct in delivering the highest standards of education in helping students in becoming Hydrotherapists.