A short note from two of our referring
Veterinary Surgeons who are also our clients
Camilla Krogsrud MRCVS:
been swimming my dog with Bex at Canine plus ever since I joined Alver Veterinary Group in 2008. Leopald, my 7 year old Rhodesian
ridgeback has struggled with a minor spinal problem and the change after he started hydrotherapy has been remarkable! He has
become very light on his feet and in addition he has lost 5 kgs (nearly a stone) and I never even knew he had anything to
The main reason for starting hydrotherapy with Leo was as a preventative point of view, as I see osteo-arthritis
being a major problem in older, large breeds. However, I never expected my dog to appear younger each year!
is not particularly fond of water, so the first few sessions took a lot of patience and muscles to get him in the pool but
once we discovered he has a soft spot for green squeaky balls, he now walks up the ramp and into the pool without any discussion!
fact that Bex is a veterinary nurse with many years experience is also reassuring for me as a referring vet and for my clients.
I see firsthand in my job the huge benefits of hydrotherapy in many different situations, weight loss, convalescence post
surgery and osteo-arthritis to name a few. Bex will be able to create a program perfectly designed for each and every pet.
Jan Greaker MRCVS:
Through my job as a Veterinary Surgeon
I deal with a lot of orthopaedic assessment and radiographic diagnostics. After witnessing the benefits and improving effects
of routine hydrotherapy following skeletal surgery and for the treatment of conditions such as osteo-arthritis I recommend
and refer clients to Canine plus on a regular basis.
I personally take my 5 year old rescue dog on a weekly basis to Canine plus for general fitness swims in order to
keep her fit and as a great alterative form of exercise, it has improved her muscle function and body leanness.
If you pet is struggling with a bit of
excessive weight or has mobility issues I would strongly encourage you to see ‘hydro Bex’ for a chat and perhaps
a dip in the pool.
Both Jan and Camilla
have returned to their native Norway but having become good friends over the years, keep in close contact with Bex and
Simon and even made their first trip back to the UK in April 2017 for Bex and Simon's wedding day!