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Meet The Team

Hydrotherapy is a healthy, safe and effective form of treatment and exercise for dogs.

Meet The Team

Jackie Boyd

I have always been passionate about animal welfare from a young age and held voluntary positions at cat and dog shelters growing up, caring for multiple (and rescuing plenty) of animals over the years.

In 2018, after many years working as a Project Manager in the creative industries, I followed my passion and enrolled at Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Training, securing my ABC Level 3 qualification in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. I absolutely love being a Hydrotherapist – being able to connect with my canine patients to help reduce pain and rebuild their strength is incredibly rewarding.  

To this day, I still continue to volunteer for charities such as Cinnamon Trust and RSPCA. In particular, I help care for two dogs Luna and Freida, mother and daughter miniature schnauzers.

Kath Allsey

I originally worked as a computer programmer within a firm of solicitors, and a large plastics manufacturer. In 2006, having been made redundant I decided to start my own commercial & domestic cleaning company, at one point employing 11 members of staff. To this day the company is still trading albeit on a much smaller scale.

I qualified as a Canine Hydrotherapist in 2020, after being given an opportunity at the centre where Buzz had been having regular hydrotherapy for fitness and fun since the age of 2. In 2022, I came to work at North West Canine Hydrotherapy to help out for a few months and have been here ever since.

Buzz and Baxter are my 2 dogs. Buzz is an 11yr old Beagle whom I’ve had from a puppy, and Baxter is a 9yr old Rottweiler cross that we rescued when he was 4yrs old.  

In my spare time you’ll either find me climbing a hill somewhere with the boys, out on my paddleboard, or at a Man City game.

Rachel Cain

 I graduated from The University of Chester in 2014 with a BSc in biology and went on to work as Genetic Technologist at the Central Manchester University Hospitals. In 2017, a short while after I had adopted my first 2 dogs, I decided that wasn’t the career for me; I bought a van and started my own dog walking and pet sitting service. Having the flexibility of choosing my own hours and working closer to home allowed me to rescue a further 3 dogs and running the business gave me invaluable experience in canine handling and behaviour.

In February 2023 I gained my Level 3 certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy and began working at Northwest Canine Hydrotherapy.

Following the loss of my 2 senior rescues Prince and John, I currently have 3 rescue dogs, Torr, Taya, and Jackson. I have additionally kept rats for over 10 years and have fostered a variety of small animals for the RSPCA.

I spend most of my spare time with the dogs, travelling around in our camper van, hiking and paddle boarding, being frequent visitors to Wales, The Lakes & Peak District.