Graham Cooper  MCHA,  Qualified Hydrotherapist & Owner


Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for small animals

Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for small animals

Graham is the FIRST Canine Hydrotherapist in the UK to achieve an accredited Diploma from Hawksmoor

Accredited courses completed:

  • Introduction to Canine Hydrotherapy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Conditions & Common Surgical Procedures
  • First Aid for small animals
  • Water Management
  • Principles and Practices for Hydrotherapy
  • Aquatic Treadmill Therapy
  • Underwater Treadmill Therapy
  • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
  • Advanced Underwater Treadmill Treatment

Continued Professional Development:

  • Spinal Conditions in the Dog CPD
  • Understanding and Management of Arthritic Conditions in Hydrotherapy CPD
  • Disorders of The Canine Stifle Joint for Hydrotherapists (distance learning course)
  • Canine Elbow & Hip Dysplasia for Hydrotherapists (distance learning course)

Minimum 30 Hours of CPD per annum completed as part of the CHA Quality Standard


Alana Woods BSc (Hons) Animal Management  MCHA – Qualified Hydrotherapist


Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
Diploma in Canine Nutrition 

Alana joined the Splash Paws team in March 2015 after completing her Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy in January 2015. She has previously worked with dogs for five years in a kennel and rescue environment, so brings a lot of canine handling and rescue experience to the team.  Alana also works closely with the Canine Hydrotherapy Association as a Committee Member.

Accredited courses completed as part of L3 Qualification:

  • First Aid for Hydrotherapy
  • Canine Anatomy & Physiology
  • Water Management for Hydrotherapy
  • Understanding Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Understanding Spinal Conditions
  • Hydrotherapy Theory & Practice Module 1&2
  • Underwater Treadmill Therapy
  • Advanced Aquatic Treadmill

Minimum 30 Hours of CPD per annum completed as part of the CHA Quality Standard



Hannah joined Splash Paws in March 2020 as a Trainee Hydrotherapist.  She will be gaining her qualification at Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Training Centre this year backed up by full time on the job training and fully supervised by Graham and Alana at Splash Paws.

Hannah brings a massive amount of enthusiasm and love of dogs to the team.  She has the benefit of having worked in the equine world, so already has a very good understanding of movement and gait analysis.



Julie is in charge of all the business administration for the hydrotherapy centre, organising the referrals and case histories from the veterinary surgeries on behalf of our clients.