About Us

Committed to caring for your pet

West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy opened in 2016, and offers the largest swimming pool for dogs in south Wales. At 26' x 13' (8m x 4m) our pool gives your pet 32,000 litres of warm safe water to swim in.

We have gained a reputation for care and excellence since we opened in 2016, see our testimonials page for first hand reviews.

Patients come from far and wide to benefit from our hydrotherapy facilities, not only from the surrounding area of Carmarthenshire, but from the Pembrokeshire west coast, Aberystwyth in the north, to the east we have patients from Builth Wells and Brecon in Powys, and all areas in between.

The clinic is located just north of Carmarthen on the outskirts of Peniel in a former church - Capel Y Groes (Chapel of the Cross) - a tranquil setting for you and your pet to come and visit, away from busy roads, with the beautiful rolling countryside and unspoilt views all around. We have large grounds, with ample parking, and a big green space to allow your pet to "powder their nose" before coming into the old church for their swim.

West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy is run by Katharine and Tim Deane, who have two Border Collies, Guinness and Scrumpy.

Katharine holds a Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. This course is an ABC Awards acredited course, and covers; First Aid for Hydrotherapists and Canine Professionals, Hydrotherapy Theory and Practice; Anatomy and Physiology for Small Animal Hydrotherapy; Pool Water Management; Understanding Orthopaedic Conditions; Understanding Spinal Conditions. Katharine has also completed courses in Canine Behaviour and more in-depth orthopeadics, covering Disorders of the Canine Stifle Joint, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. These courses form part of the more advanced Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals, which Katharine is working towards.

Katharine is a Registered Canine Hydrotherapist, and a member of NARCH (the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists), giving you peace of mind that your pet is in the best qualified hands. NARCH has strict membership requirements, ensuring that hydrotherapists are not only qualified, but maintain continued professional development each year. This involves attending lectures and training courses in order to keep up with new ideas, and techniques in animal health.

If you intend to use your pet insurance to cover your dog's hydrotherapy treatment, you can be sure that as West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy is a member of NARCH you should have no trouble making the claim. Most insurers require therapists to be a member of a recognised association. You should check that your insurance policy covers hydrotherapy before beginning treatment. West Wales Canine Hydrotherapy is fully insured, with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity cover.

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