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New hydrotherapy and physiotherapy services at Company of Animals Pet Centre

Company of Animals expands their canine training and behaviour centre to pain management for pets

Dr Roger Mugford and team now offer a health and rehabilitation service within a rebranded Pet Centre that is devoted to enabling both the physical and mental wellbeing of companion animals. Roger began his pioneering veterinary referral service for “problem pets” in 1979, which from a base on a farm in Surrey has grown to become a world class dog training facility that also supports design and innovation for the related Company of Animals pet accessory business. Just as owners with pets requiring behavioural treatment are referred by vets, so the new physiotherapy department also relies upon referral from the local veterinary community. Both services thereby qualify for payment by veterinary health insurance.

The Pet Centre (formally known as the Animal Behaviour Centre) now offers Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy as part of an expanded commitment to pain management and the overall well-being of pets. The new service is headed up by Danielle Everett, who is a post graduate qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist and Canine Hydrotherapist and member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), Animal Health Professions Register (AHPR) and National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists (NARCH). Previous to her new role, Danielle was the Key Accounts manager for the Company of Animals and with a focus upon sales to the veterinary sector.

The newly equipped hydrotherapy centre includes a state of the art underwater treadmill and a veritable fitness gym for dogs, sufficient to treat a range of painful conditions including osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament disease, intervertebral disc disease, patellar luxation, and degenerative myelopathy, amongst others! The unique Pet Centre offers a broad interdisciplinary approach to pet care where pain is so often relevant to understanding animal behavioural problems.

Dr Roger Mugford said “Since I launched the notion of Applied Animal Psychiatry and then the Animal Behaviour Centre, the pet-related activities at Ruxbury Farm have evolved to now encompass a varied range of dog training services beyond my original concept of one-to-one behaviour consultations. The new Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy facility is a timely extension of my ambition to create a one-stop centre of excellence for total pet care.”

For over 40 years the Company of Animals has been dedicated to giving dogs the best possible quality of life, so that they and their owners can enjoy life together to the full!

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