Michael Leonard BA(Hons) DipRSA CertRP RCH
(Director, Small Animal Hydrotherapist, K-Laser Practitioner)
Michael began his dream of rehabilitating dogs opening the business in 2013, naming it after his own dogs “Biscuit & Baileys”. Most recently the business has become know as North East Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre as it continues to grow. Having always had dogs of various breeds, Michael strives to ensure the wellbeing and health of families most loved pets at all times, knowing how much they mean to their owners.
He was a proud member of the RAF serving for 14 years doing tours of duty all over the UK and operations worldwide. He spent a year at a local college teaching and has always been keen to help others with his achievements including raising over £14,000 for Macmillan Cancer Care and helping WEcareworldwide dog charity as well as other local animal charity’s and shelters here in the North East. Michael has a couple of degrees that he studied for whilst in full time employment; he is a teacher and assessor and is a certified recruitment consultant as well as having his Animal Hydrotherapy and K-Laser qualifications. The Centre is now one of the best Rehabilitation centres in the country and works alongside Animal Jobs Direct in delivering the highest standards of education in helping students in becoming Hydrotherapists.
Bethany Count BSC (Hons)
(Small Animal Hydrotherapist, K-Laser Practitioner)
Beth as she prefers to be called has had dogs most of her life growing up predominantly with GSDs in her home. Beth had to learn how to manage Hip and Elbow dysplasia with her own pets in the past and this initially sparked her interest in animal rehabilitation at a young age.
Beth has worked with many animals in the past, gaining experience in boarding kennels, rescue centres and most recently within a veterinary practice in Newcastle upon Tyne prior to joining our team.
Beth obtained her BSc with Honors in Animal Science from Newcastle University in 2014. Her research into “Examining the effects of Hydrotherapy on the Canine gait using Accelerometers”, this allowed her access into many Hydrotherapy centres where she was able to gain solid foundation knowledge into the basic principles of rehabilitation.
Beth completed her Hydrotherapy training at Greyfriars Rehabilitation Centre and is a K-Laser specialist practitioner.
Faye Johnson BSC (Hons)
(Veterinary Physiotherapist, Small Animal Hydrotherapist, K-Laser Practitioner)
Faye completed a BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy degree with Warwickshire College. She is excited to continue her professional development by undertaking the ABC level 3 Diploma in small animal hydrotherapy. Faye is a dog enthusiast and loves spending time with her 3 dogs, taking them for long walks along the coast. Faye is also passionate about musical theatre and thoroughly enjoys a trip to the theatre as well as partaking in local amateur shows.
Tiffany Childs BSC (Hons)
(Animal Behaviorist, Small Animal Hydrotherapist, K-Laser Practitioner)
Tiffany is a hard working individual who wishes to succeed within the animal industry completing a Level 2 Animal care course, Level 3 Animal care course, as well as receiving a BSCs (Hons) degree in animal behavior from Liverpool University. She studied hydrotherapy with Hawksmoore training establishment and has worked in various roles with dogs at Kennels and as a dog walker privately. Tiffany relocated from Cambridge to follow her dreams in the rehabilitation of injured animals and in her spare time enjoys going to the Cinema, spending time with her own dogs and participates in open water diving.