Hawksmoor Lecturers

Hawksmoor are dedicated to excellence and Sue Hawkins has personally selected each lecturer on their individual attributes so the delegates gain as much information as possible from their knowledge and expertise.

Your Hawksmoor Lecturers

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.

      Leanne Mullane RVN Cert Ed

      • Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurse
      • Certificate in Education
      • A1 Assessor
      • Btec Lead Internal Verifier in Animal Management and Horse Management
      • Internal Verifier for Hawksmoor

      Leanne studied Animal Management since leaving school at 16 and went on to complete a National Diploma in Animal Management in 1998.  She worked for the RSPCA as an Animal Care Assistant for 4 years following this.

      Leanne then qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2000 and was promoted to Practice Manager/Head Nurse in 2001. During this period Leanne lectured for 5 years part time at Hawksmoor and Warwickshire College, where she gained qualified teacher status. For the past 4 years she has lectured full time at Solihull College in all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, Animal Biology, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Wildlife Rehabilitation and Animal Health and Welfare.

      In addition to all of the above Leanne is also the Course Co-ordinator for Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management and is the Lead Internal Verifier for the Landbased – Animal Care department.

        Howard Gosling

        Howard Gosling BSc (Hons) MRSC CBiol FRSPH FWMSoc FISPE MIMgt MCMI

        • Joint Honours Degree in Biology and Chemistry
        • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry
        • Fellow of The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers
        • Past President and Member of SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association)
        • Past Chairman (2006-2009) of PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group).  SPATA representative thereon since 1990
        • Co-author of “Swimming Pool Water: Treatment and Quality Standards for Pools and Spas” book 2009

        Following the retirement of Mick Lipscombe Hawksmoor invited Howard to join the Team in order to provide a lecturer with an immense degree of knowledge and expertise in the subject and to stay at the leading edge of product development in the Hydrotherapy market today.

          Karl Jones Treadmill Therapy

          Karl Jones MSc (Vet Physio) BSc (Hons) ACPAT Cat A CSP HPC

          • Registered member of the Health Professions Council (HPC)
          • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
          • Category A member of the Association of Chartered Animal Therapy (ACPAT)
          • Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

           After over 20 years of rehabilitating members of the armed forces and elite sportsmen and women, Karl wanted to develop his interest in and passion for animals, so trained and qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist. His MSc research project investigated outcome measures following cranial cruciate surgery, work that will be very useful in future physiotherapy research.

          Karl has had many years of training various categories of dogs. Developing his own enthusiasm for gundogs, he is currently training his own German Short-Haired Pointer for field trials.

          Karl taught students on the Veterinary Physiotherapy course from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and offers a wide range of treatments and performance-enhancement programmes for canine and equine athletes.

          As a Veterinary Physiotherapist Karl has trained and worked in human practice before specialising in working with animals. His considerable experience gained in the human field developed skill sets that were transferable to animals. This, combined with extensive training in the assessment and treatment of injured and lame animals, makes him an expert in the biomechanics of animal movement.


            Rebecca Winter RVN Dip A Phys

            • Registered Veterinary Nurse
            • Head Hydrotherapist
            • Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
            • Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
            • A1 Assessor
            • Veterinary Physiotherapist - Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy with Merit
            • Member of IAAT
            • Member of ASSAVP

            Becky started work as a kennel hand at Battersea Dogs & Cats home in Old Windsor and it was during her time there she gained a vast array of knowledge in dog and cat care, behaviour and general health problems. With her obvious passion for animal care Becky then began her search for a Veterinary Nurse training vacancy and eventually found a placement at a mixed and orthopaedic referral practice where she completed her NVQ training. She became head nurse at this practice soon after qualifying and also trained as an A1 Assessor. Becky also worked in a large, small animal practice in Coventry who ran open surgeries so she never knew what would come through the door and was often found in the orthopaedic theatres there. She has recently gained her Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy with a merit so she will now be taking physiotherapy patients here at Hawksmoor and also has her own physiotherapy business.

            Becky is also the midlands co-ordinator for the BVNA organizing seminars and events across the region for the midlands Veterinary Nurses.

            Becky also is the proud owner of a Chihuahua called Pascal and a 'gruffolo' (Shih-Tzu cross Pug) called Dora.  Both of Becky's dogs are an integral part of the Hawksmoor Canine Team.

              Claire Arrowsmith BSC(Hons) MSC



              • Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors
              • Studied Zoology at Aberdeen University
              • Author of 7 books and panel expert for Your Dog magazine

              Claire has always been fascinated by animals and graduated from Aberdeen University with an Honours degree in Zoology in 1998. After this she travelled to Australia to participate in field work projects involving dispersion and habits of Koalas and the mating habits of the Sleepy Lizard.

              Claire returned to the UK and completed a Masters in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from Edinburgh University in 2000 and has been consulting with owners of problem pets ever since. She joined Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as their Post Placement Training Officer, providing behavioural support for recipients and their dogs across the UK.

              In 2003 Claire set up her own behavioural practice at a large veterinary referral hospital in the south east and built up her clientele and experience. She trained as a Puppy School tutor and ran busy classes and led advisory talks for new owners.

              In 2005 Claire became a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, the UK’s leading pet behaviour organisation.

              In 2009 Claire took over The Pet Behaviour Centre as the owner and principal consultant and continues to offer behavioural support to clients across the Midlands and surrounding areas. She is often busy writing and has so far authored 7 books on cat and dog behaviour and training, writes on the monthly expert panel for Your Dog magazine and has appeared in a range of dog breed DVDs. She wrote and featured in Claire Arrowsmith’s Puppy Training and Banishing Bad Habits which was runner up in the Dog Writer’s Association of America awards. Claire has appeared on BBC1’s “The One Show” and has featured as a pet expert on many national and local radio stations.

              Claire runs a behaviour clinic at The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital at the University of Cambridge and has been a guest lecturer for veterinary students since 2009.


                Mark Taylor

                markAfter qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996, Mark has been lucky to have worked in several general practices dealing with a variety of cases and species for many years. He has gained extensive knowledge of most commonly found exotic species as well as zoo animals. In 2005 Mark joined Feldon Veterinary Centre and in 2012 became the Clinical Director. His clinical interests lie in Small Animal surgery and Orthopaedics, gaining his Certificate in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and Orthopaedics in 2011 and using this qualification to develop Feldon’s Advanced Surgical Referral Service.

                  Sarah Deeming




                  • BSc (hons) Equine Science
                  • MSc Animal Manipulation
                  • Certificate in Merisha advanced animal massage

                  Sarah has always had an affinity for animals and from an early age knew she would pursue a career working with them. After witnessing the success of McTimoney treatments as a teenager, Sarah decided this would be her chosen career path. This led her to graduate from the University of Wales Aberystwyth with a BSc (hons) in Equine Science before embarking on her Masters in Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxford.

                  “Being a McTimoney animal practitioner is incredibly rewarding! I get to spend my days doing something I love, improving animal health, movement and performance”

                  As a fully qualified and insured McTimoneyl practitioner, Sarah works throughout Leicestershire and Warwickshire, treating equine and canine clients.

                  In her spare time Sarah spends many an hour riding her lovely horse Seamus who is a big fan of McTimoney.