More about the people who work at Aquavet
Lisa Dobson - R.C.H. R.G.N. Advanced underwater treadmill.
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.
Loren Pearson - R.C.H
NARCH Registered Canine Hydrotherapist & Veterinary Physiotherapist
Hi my name is Loren I Joined Aquavet in 2019 following my recent graduation as a Masters qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist and Canine Hydrotherapist.
Having grown up on my grandads farm I have a passion for all animals, but I now spend most of my time surrounded by lots of horses and dogs!!
I Love being in the saddle and riding in my spare time and exploring all kinds of new walks with my two rescue Puggles Iggle and Finley.
Joanne Swallow - R.C.H, RVN
NARCH Registered Canine Hydrotherapist
Joanne Swallow recently started with us in October 2020 as a NARCH Registered Canine Hydrotherapist.
Prior to working for us Joanne has had an interesting and varied career, as a Senior Forensic Scientist and then Histologist, before her love of animals lead to her to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2016. Joanne still holds her nursing registration, which is excellent for us because, we can now offer Nutritional Advice including weight management; Nail clips, Anal gland expression, dental checks etc.
Outside of work Joanne enjoys cycling, or spinning when the weather is bad, and loves taking her two Weimaraner’s on long walks.
Anne Sharpe -
Administration Assistant / Right hand woman
Bio to follow...
Nicole Ashman - Diploma Animal Management
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.
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
I was recommended to go along to Aquavets by my vets after my 11 year old dog Asta was diagnosed with lumba spondylosis. She has had several weekly sessions in the hydro pool and we have seen a great improvement with her movement and she is in a lot less pain.
The staff are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I have also used the physiotherapist at the unit and she has been very good with Asta, we have treatments every two weeks and have been shown threatments that we can do ourselves at home. Again this treatment has really helped Asta with her movement and pain.
I would highly recommend Aquavets and all their treatments. If it was not for their work Asta would have had to have an operation. They are very friendly and make everyone feel so welcome. –Deborah Baggaley
After losing my 9 year old old English sheepdog this week to cancer I felt appropriate that I thank the wonderful staff at Aquavet for their care and expertise.
I decided to take Missie to Aquavet after a referral from her vets after trying to maintain the pain in her arthritis. This is a condition that missie has endured even through her young years due to unnecessary docking.
We had a session every fortnight for 3 years. The improvement was steady but certainly noticed ! Missie was not a confident dog in water but soon got to know and like the staff and dare I say even got to like her visits !
The staff made our trips good fun , informative and run perfectly ! I would 100% recommend the treatment and Aquavet.
Thank you Aquavet. Will miss our sessions.–Rebecca Gunner
Fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist
Lisa Dobson - Aquavet owner
is a fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist and registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists