This section is for RCHs to either advertise hydrotherapist positions that they are looking to fill and for hydrotherapists to advertise their services to anyone looking to employ a hydrotherapist. It also includes businesses for sale.


Posted 2nd March 2020

We have an exciting part-time position for a qualified Canine Hydrotherapist at our well-established canine rehabilitation centre, located near Bristol. We are looking for a reliable and hardworking team player to join our professional, friendly and dynamic team, consisting of; a specialist veterinary surgeon, veterinary nurse, CCRP, ACPAT physiotherapists and team of hydrotherapists. The ideal candidate needs to be self-motivated with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, have great observational skills and attention to detail, with the ability and confidence to write reports and liaise with veterinary professionals.
The successful candidate will need:
 - Minimum Level 3 qualification in canine hydrotherapy
 - Registration with a professional body (NARCH/CHA)
 - Practical experience in performing hydrotherapy in both a large pool and underwater treadmill – although in-house training will be provided if not currently within your skillset
 - Advanced under water treadmill training – if not yet qualified you will need proof that you are currently working towards this/or be willing to obtain the qualification
 - A candidate currently  working towards their qualifications maybe considered.
The position is offered on a part-time basis. Rates of pay are negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.
 If you think you are the right individual to join our busy team at Chapel Farm Rehab, please apply in writing by email with a cover letter and current CV to

Posted 12th February 2020
Country Canines Hydrotherapy (, located rurally on the North Wales border between Wrexham and Chester, are looking for a part time (including Saturdays) qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist to join their expanding team and to be part of their friendly centre. The candidate must have excellent customer care knowledge, Level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy and the Advanced Treadmill Qualification, ideally together with experience at a previous centre and must be confident working alone at times and meet NARCH or CHA registration requirements. To apply please send a covering letter and CV to:

Posted 3rd February 2020
Canine Hydrotherapist or Registered Veterinary Nurse required, Dogs at Donyatt, Somerset. 6 month fixed term contract.Full time (35-40 hours per week) or part time (20-25 hours per week) considered.
We are looking for a canine hydrotherapist or veterinary nurse to join our team.
Duties will include:
Carrying out or assisting with treatments in the hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill (depending on qualifications).
Paperwork, including obtaining veterinary consents, reading clinical histories, invoicing and insurance paperwork.
General cleaning.
Candidates should:
Meet NARCH requirements for membership (if canine hydrotherapist).  Meeting requirements for treadmill operation preferable but not essential.Be currently registered with the RCVS (if veterinary nurse) Enjoy working with people and dogs.Be willing to work some evenings and Saturday mornings.
Please submit C.V. and covering letter to Fiona Williams (
Closing date 14th February 2020.
Interviews can be scheduled to suit candidates.  We will start to schedule interviews on receipt of applications.


Posted 30th January 2020

Doggy Dips are looking for a qualified hydrotherapist (level 3 Certifcate minimum) to join our growing team. We are offering full time or part time work. The candidate will preferably have experience working in another centre - but not essential, be self motivated, committed to their work and be compassionate. Please forward CV's to Emma at

Posted 9th December 2019

Aqua Paws are looking for a part time hydrotherapist to work in a small centre with a pool and underwater treadmill in Wormley, Surrey GU8. This little centre is getting busier all the time and needs a part time hydrotherapist to assist but with a view to increase hours to full time in the future. The hours required can vary, so number of hours to be agreed with the successful candidate prior to starting but any pattern will be considered.

We require an individual to be qualified in Small Animal Hydrotherapy LEVEL 3 or higher and ideally with Advanced Treadmill qualification (or prepared to take this qualification). A person who takes initiative and has good communication skills is essential as you will be expected to take the lead in some cases. NARCH registered and with some experience is desireable. Contact Aqua Paws on or call 07949 726372.

Posted 9th December 2019

Fit4dogsuk, East Yorkshire are looking for a qualified, experienced canine hydrotherapist to join our team. As our business is getting busier, the applicant must be confident in all aspects of hydrotherapy and be able to deal with veterinary referrals, treatment plans, plant, equipment and water management. Fit4dogsuk have both above ground pool and UWTM and the candidate should have at least the level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy and advanced treadmill qualifications, together with experience at a centre. The hours are flexible and can be condensed for the right candidate.  The successful candidate will be: reliable, punctual, polite and self motivated as well as working as part of a small team, most of all be caring and passionate about canine rehabilitation.

We are a fairly new centre so an exciting time to join us. The person must have a can-do attitude and be flexible in assisting in new tasks that may come up. To apply or for more information please send a covering letter and CV or phone and set up a meeting.


Posted 22nd September 2019

Hydrotherapy Vacancy at Dogtown, London
We are a professional and busy hydrotherapy centre in West London. Due to growth (and team members furthering their education) we have a part time or full time role for the right individual.
Qualified in Small Animal Hydrothrotherapy to Level 3 ideally with Advanced Treadmill qualification. If not currentlt a member of NARCH, we would need to ensure that NARCH registration is also obtained.
We work with Pool and Underwater Treadmill with clients ranging from ongoing OA management through to post op surgical cases. The work involves a high level of commitment and self motivation, plus a strong awareness of dogs and people!
We can support someone who just obtained qualifications or equally an experienced individual. Located in West London, W4. Please check your transport links. In the first instance please contact

Posted 31st August 2019

Medivet, Faygate, near Horsham, are looking for a second hydrotherapist to add to our staff. We are currently offering only 2 days per week hydrotherapy in our large pool, connected to our 24 hour veterinary practice. We really want to expand as we’re getting very much busier, partly due to us offering rehabilitation services too now. This is an exciting opportunity for someone wanting work with a nice team of people, be responsible for our hydrotherapy patients on multiple days per week and work with a rehab vet too!

Posted 29th August 2019
Country Canines Hydrotherapy,
located rurally on the North Wales border between Wrexham and Chester (CH3 9JH) are looking for a part time, qualified and registered Canine Hydrotherapist to join their expanding team and to be part of their friendly centre.
The candidate must have excellent customer cares knowledge, Level 3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy and the Advanced Treadmill Qualification, together with experience at a previous centre, however this is not obligatory, as appropriate training will be given to the successful candidate, providing they are willing to learn. To apply please send a covering letter and CV to: makred for the attention of Sian Haigh-Brown, MA, BSc

Posted 12th August 2019

Motion Pet Rehab Hydrotherapy Centre, located in Lingfield, Surrey are looking for a part time qualified, experienced hydrotherapist. The position is working with an assistant so you must be confident and able to deal with all aspects of referal, treatment. We have both above ground pool and Tudor UWTM. The candidate should have at least the level three small animal hydrotherapy together with experience at a centre. The position would suit someone looking to step up to a senior position. and part time hours can be condensed to suit the right candidate so working part time alongside a current role is a possibility if approved by current employer.

The position is availableimmediately, to apply please email: or call 07728 000258

Posted 29th June 2019

Aquavet Ltd Sheffield.

 We are looking for a qualified Canine Hydrotherapist to work 31 hours over 4 days a week.This position will include evenings and weekends. This role is suitable for an experienced NARCH/CHA registered hydrotherapist with a minimum Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy and preferably with the Advanced Treadmill qualification but training may be offered to the right candidate. The successful candidate will be confident in handling a wide variety of dogs and conditions. They will be self motivated, have a high level of professionalism when dealing with clients and able to work as part of a small team, supporting each other as well as students from local colleges on occasions. 

About Us.

Aquavet Canine Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre has an excellent reputation. Our facilities include pool, extended underwater treadmill and A.C.P.A.T. Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist.  Our experience and qualified staff aim to offer a reliable and high standard of care and treatment. Please feel free to visit our website or facebook page for more information. 

We Can Offer You:

31 hours over 4 days with extra hours to cover sickness and holidays.

one weekend off in 3. ( closed Sundays and Mondays)

Negotiable salary, depending on experience.

4 weeks annual holiday.

Pension Scheme.

Please contact Mrs Lisa Dobson via email or phone 0114 2583221.

Posted 26th April 2019

Country Canines Hydrotherapy, located on the North Wales border between Wrexham and Chester, are looking for a qualified and experienced CHA/NARCH registered hydrotherapist to join their team and to be part of their expanding and friendly centre. The candidate must have excellent customer communication skills, attention to detail, have an outgoing, friendly and mature personality, be passionate about canine rehabilitation and be confident enough to work on their own at times as well as part of a team. The candidate should have the advanced treadmill qualification, together with experience at a previous centre. To apply please send a covering letter and CV to:

Posted 10th February 2019

Hydro Paws Ltd currently have a vacancy for a NARCH registered hydrotherapist to work within our busy hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centre in Leeds, West Yorkshire.  Applicants must be dedicated, qualified to NARCH standards and hold a minimum of a Level 3 certificate in small animal hydrotherapy but qualifications in advanced underwater treadmill treatments would be advantageous. Ideally applicants would have experience working with both hydrotherapy pool and underwater treadmill but training will be given.

Successful candidates must be confident in dealing with dogs of all sizes/temperaments and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. All applicants must be able to work as part of a team and individually when required, time management skill and a strong ethic is essential. The post will include evenings and weekends plus holiday cover as required. To apply please send CV and covering letter to
Please email any enquiries regarding the post to the above email address or use the contact us for on our website at

Businesses for Sale

Posted 29th June 2019

Business for Sale
Want to run your own canine hydrotherapy business? This is a rare opportunity to purchase a fully functional and successful canine hydrotherapy business in South Wiltshire.  Established for almost 6 years with a good name in the local area and strong client base we are reluctantly looking to sell due to personal reasons. With great potential to be expanded, you will have the opportunity to enhance and mould the business to suit your future needs. Full financials will be available on request after a signed confidentiality agreement is completed and only serious purchasers may need apply.  Interested parties please call 07884206898.

Canine Hydrotherapy Business for Sale
East Midlands located canine hydrotherapy centre with 6 x 2.75 meter pool est. 2014 serving Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. For sale - all equipment, client database and goodwill. Rented from a private estate in village location that is happy to establish a relationship and continue the lease for the right tenant. Sale wanted asap due to relocation. Further details please email your queries to John at

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Recent news

In light of the extraordinary circumstances that are affecting us all, the NARCH Management Committee have agreed that all active RCH’s will have their annual registration renewal fee reduced from £115 to £85. Additionally, where the registration renewal date falls in the period 24th March 2020 to 24th June 2020 inclusive, a 3-month fee payment holiday will be granted.

For those RCH’s whose annual registration renewal date falls in the period 24th March 2020 to 24th June 2020 inclusive, a 3-month fee payment holiday will be granted. Once a 3-month period has elapsed from the date of their original registration renewal date, NARCH will send an invoice to the RCH for the reduced sum of £85. This method ensures that all RCH’s retain their same annual registration renewal date.
For all RCH’s with a renewal date falling in the period 25th June 2020 up to and including 23rd March 2021, NARCH will send an invoice for the reduced annual registration renewal fee of £85.
Should any further periods of lockdown be put in place by the Government after 24th June 2020, up to and including 23rd March 2021 as a result of Covid-19, the NARCH Management Committee will review matters and advise accordingly.

No action will be required from RCH’s.  All RCH’s who have a re-occurring automatic payment instruction in place with PayPal will receive a notification from PayPal that their instruction has been temporarily suspended. After 23rd March 2021, NARCH will ensure that all re-occurring automatic payment instructions are re-instated.

Please note that the reduced annual fee of £85 and the 3-month fee payment holiday, will only apply to those RCH’s whose names appear on the NARCH Register and will not apply to those RCH’s who are suspended from the NARCH Register.


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