The Aims of NARCH

  • To ensure that animal welfare is the first consideration for Registered Canine Hydrotherapists and that all animals committed to their care are treated humanely and with respect.
  • To set and maintain high standards so that NARCH can assure the public, veterinary professionals and pet insurance providers of the high level of education, continued professional development and integrity of all Registered Canine Hydrotherapists.

In order to achieve this NARCH will:

  • Establish and maintain a List of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists who have met and maintain the qualification, training and quality standards set by NARCH.
  • Publish the NARCH training and practical experience requirements necessary for inclusion on the List of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists.
  • Publish the NARCH requirements for Annual Continuous Professional Development and to work to establish partnerships to provide easily accessible and affordable CPD for NARCH members.
  • Publish the Guide to Professional Conduct for Registered Canine Hydrotherapists.
  • Protect the public interest by ensuring that every Registered Canine Hydrotherapist adheres to NARCH standards and abides by the Guide to Professional Conduct for Registered Canine Hydrotherapists.
  • Provide a website that gives professional well researched advice and guidance on canine hydrotherapy for the public, veterinary professionals and hydrotherapists.
  • Provide an efficient and timely enquiry service for everyone who contacts NARCH.

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Recent news

Following the Prime Minister's address to the Country at 20.30 hrs on 23rd MARCH 2020 in which the Government issued instructions to stop all but essential contact, all NARCH Hydrotherapy Centres should close with immediate effect.
The Prime Minister stated that this is a NATIONAL EMERGENCY.
The measures we are all being asked to put in place are to protect and preserve the health of the Nation - our staff, our clients, the general public, our families, those in high risk category groups and above all our healthcare workers, emergency services personnel and those involved in food production and supply. We need our front line workers to stay healthy so that they can help us.
We must all do our part if we are to slow down and ultimately stop this virus. Please do your part.

All employers may wish to visit the BARLOW Robbins website link for details about the Governments new Job Retention Scheme, designed to keep people in employment over the next few months as businesses are forced to temporarily close.

Thank you all.