Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Team

Dedicated and highly qualified canine Hydrotherapist professionals

Our aim at Hawksmoor is to ensure all animals entrusted to us for rehabilitation treatment receive caring, individual attention from a dedicated and highly qualified team of professionals.

Each one of our Hydrotherapists has achieved a minimum of the ‘Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals’ to a high standard.

Your Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Team

Sara Marlow RVN DET

  • sara_newHawksmoor Centre Deputy Principal
  • Head Hydrotherapist
  • Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurse
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

Sue Hawkins first met Sara when she came along to work part-time in the Hawksmoor Kennels and Cattery whilst studying for her A Levels.

Realising her desire for working within the Veterinary profession, Sara joined the team at Oakfield Veterinary Group based at their Atherstone surgery, where she completed her training to become a Qualified, registered, Veterinary Nurse.

After 10 years at Oakfield and never really ‘leaving’ Hawksmoor, Sara joined Hawksmoor full time as Centre Deputy Principal.  She is the Head Hydrotherapist so overseas the running of the rehabilitation unit on a day-to-day basis.

Sara has achieved the Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals and also the Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals.

Sara has now completed her full teaching qualification, Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) and is the lead assessor here at Hawksmoor. Sara will be your point of contact regarding your post course assignments.

Sara was owned by a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen (a French gigolo) called HERBI who came to work with Sara on a daily basis.  Sara is looking forward to introducing her next Grand Basset baby to you all in the summer.

    Susan Hawkins Cert Ed

    • Hawksmoor Principal
    • Author of the FIRST EVER hydrotherapy qualification
    • Awarded Coventry and Warwickshire Business Woman of the Year
    • Founder of Hawksmoor
    • Qualified Internal and External Verifier in Animal Care
    • Industry Group Member for Lantra
    • First person Awarded the Canine Hydrotherapy Association Services to Industry Award

    Sue Hawkins – proprietor of Hawksmoor and Founder of the Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Referral, Training Centre and Kennels – follows a simple philosophy:

    Our aim is to ensure that all animals entrusted to the name Hawksmoor are cared for in a safe, loving environment, receiving attention from dedicated and highly qualified professionals.

    This very simple philosophy has been the key force that has driven Sue Hawkins throughout her very impressive career, and life’s work. How Did It All Begin? Over twenty years ago Sue Hawkins purchased an old eighteenth century farmhouse which had been derelict for some years with the dream to own her own boarding kennels. With two small children, the early stages were very difficult. However, despite many personal sacrifices and little time away from the business Sue developed and expanded at every opportunity and wherever necessary. Today, it is with great pride, that the Hawksmoor Training Centre is one of many companies to rest under the very successful umbrella of Hawksmoor. The Hawksmoor Company in-corporate, Boarding Kennels which opened in 1989 and a Hydrotherapy Referral Centre which opened in 2001. This very astute business woman identified an urgent need for the right facilities for injured animals. The Centre is now professionally recognised as one of the market leaders in Hydrotherapy and receives much respect from local veterinary surgeons. The Hawksmoor Training Centre opened in 2001 and was the first training centre to be accredited by ABC Awards for training in hydrotherapy and is renowned for its high standard of hydrotherapy training throughout the UK and worldwide. Sue was the author of the first nationally recognised qualifications; Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animal and Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals, which to date are the only two hydrotherapy qualifications on Ofquals Register of Recognised Qualifications. Sue is very proud of her canine and human team, and the Hawksmoor Team are incredibly proud of Sue and what she has achieved. Within the industry Sue has been nicknamed the ‘Godmother of Hydrotherapy’ for her endless support and caring nature for all Hawksmoor learners. The Hawksmoor Golden Retrievers and French Bassets are also an integral part of the Training Centre, carefully selected for their temperament and personality enabling students to gain confidence in the safe handling of animals in hydrotherapy. Prior to each new course being written, Sue carefully selects the appropriate Lecturer for their expertise and personality within the hydrotherapy and veterinary industry.

      Rebecca Maffia BSc (Hons). Adv Cert Veterinary Physiotherapy

      • BSc (Hons). Adv Cert Veterinary Physiotherapy
      • Member of The Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP)

      Becky graduated from the University of Nottingham as an Animal Scientist in 2010.

      She then went on to study as a Veterinary Physiotherapist with Canine & Equine Physiotherapy Training (CEPT) group and qualified in July 2012 with merit in both the practical and theory elements of the course.

      In 2015 she joined the Board of Directors for the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and so she does a lot of voluntary work in all aspects of canine hydrotherapy in the UK.

      For the past three years Becky has been specializing in canine and feline rehabilitation, including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, exercise prescription and performance enhancement.

        Caroline Saunders – Coming Soon