More about the people who work at Aquavet

Photo of staff member - Lisa Dobson
Lisa Dobson - R.C.H. R.G.N. Advanced underwater treadmill.

Aquavet owner

Lisa's background is in human nursing with orthopaedic experience. She qualified as a nurse in 1982 and qualified from further nurse training in 1988. After moving to the area in 1989, she worked as an occupational health nurse for British Steel. It was here that she met her husband Michael.

Lisa took a career break to bring up two children, Hannah and Arran. It was during this time that she took up Dog training gaining many certificates in different levels of Canine obedience, from puppy to advanced. She also studied and attained teaching qualifications.

Once Lisa's children had reached secondary school age, she decided she needed a new challenge in her life. She qualified as a Hydrotherapist and took over Aquavet in 2010, where she had worked tirelessly to expand the business and build a trusted team in order to lead the way in Canine rehabilitation.

The next step will be to offer training to those wishing to have a career in Hydrotherapy. Combining her love of dogs with her knowledge and skills in working with Dogs as well as her medical background.

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Nicole Ashman - Diploma Animal Management

Hydrotherapy Assistant

I've worked at Aquavet for just over 3 years as a Hydrotherapy assistant.

I studied Animal management level 3 at Doncaster college and Horse management level 3 at Bishop Burton college.

My hobbies include Horse riding and competing at Flyball competitions with my Staffy Lilly-pad.

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Anne Sharpe -

Administration Assistant / Right hand woman

Anne's bio to follow...


Give us a call - 0114 258 3221

If you need more information about how we can help with your Dog, please get in touch. We welcome a 'phone call and are more than happy to answer your questions. You can also email us or download information forms HERE .


Our clients say it best
  • In January this year we received the devastating news that our 9month old Cavalier King Charles had severe hip dysplasia.

    A local search found that Aquavet was our nearest hydrotherapy centre and a phone call later we were booked in to start with hydrotherapy sessions. I write this testimonial several months on and we cannot thank Lisa, Nicole, Becky and all the team enough for their support, understanding and encouragement. Along with physio from Sarah we now have a stronger, fitter and healthier dog well placed to fight her condition.


    Daisy loves her trips to see Lisa and the team and it is now part of our regular routine, instead of a long walk in the fields, we have a trip to Aquavet for a swim! Thank you Lisa for all that you do, it really does make a difference x

     –Bev Senior

  • We brought Buster our 8 yr old Shih Tsu to Aquavets due to his bad arthritis he had become very quiet, overweight and was only walking a few yards each walk. Following ten swimming and three physio sessions, we have a happy, slim and energetic dog again. Instead of thinking we were losing him shortly we are now looking forward to a long future with our very loved family member. Thank you to Abbey Vets for referring us. Marion Davis –Marion Davis


Fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist
registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists

Lisa Dobson - Aquavet owner
is a fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist and registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists