The Team

Maggie Cunniffe – Owner, Director & Small Animal Hydrotherapist, B.A M.Sc. RICHA

Following a professional life as a teacher and senior manager in the NHS, Maggie decided on a complete career change which involved working with dogs. Initially she became a Kennel Club registered Labrador breeder moving on to become a qualified hydrotherapist and is ABC nationally accredited in hydrotherapy for small animals.  Maggie then established TOP DOG HYDROTHERAPY in 2007 and has been running the business successfully ever since.  Maggie still takes an active part in the business although she is now semi-retired and works part time hours.  

 Jen Wise – Operations Manager, Registered Veterinary Nurse & Dip Small Animal Hydrotherapist,
 Jen completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing Science in 2008 & is a registered veterinary nurse & hydrotherapist. She has a wealth of experience in many fields within the veterinary industry & has worked in a variety of different veterinary nursing environments from small animal veterinary referral & zoo practices to pet insurance, lecturing, being a internal quality assurer & working for a large multi-discipline canine rehabilitation centre.  Jen is now Operations Manager at Top Dog Hydrotherapy & is pursing her passion for rehabilitation. Jen qualified as a hydrotherapist and is ABC Nationally accredited in hydrotherapy for small animals.  Jen is furthering her knowledge & skills by completing an extra qualification in hydrotherapy which will be finished by the end of 2017.

Ellie Townley – Senior Hydrotherapist: Dip Small Animal Hydrotherapist, L3 Ex Dip An Man, RICHA 

Ellie began her career with animals at Sparsholt College where she gained her Extended Diploma in animal management. Ellie completed her work experience at Top Dog as part of this course & recognised that this would be her chosen career path. She has since qualified as a small animal hydrotherapist and is ABC Nationally accredited.  Ellie has also completed a course on canine massage at Greyfriars Veterinary Rehabilitation Centre.  In order to extend her skills and knowledge further Ellie is completing an extra hydrotherapy qualification which will be finished by the end of 2017.

Emma Mason – Small Animal Hydrotherapist: BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology, FdSc in Animal Behaviour & Welfare, RICHA

Emma has been working for Top Dog for a number of years on a Saturday while studying for her FdSc degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and more recently has completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Zoo Biology.  Emma is now going to be working more hours at Top Dog and is also an ABC Nationally accredited small animal hydrotherapist. 

Rosie Chalk-Pope – Assistant Hydrotherapist: L2 Dip An Man, RICHA

Rosie joined Top Dog in Sept 16 on an apprenticeship scheme with Sparsholt College. Rosie has now completed her apprenticeship and is studying full time at college for her L3 Diploma in Animal Management.  Rosie loved her apprenticeship so much that she is continuing to work for Top Dog on a part time basis while studying.

Becky Busby – Assistant Canine Hydrotherapist (Apprentice): L2 Dip in Animal Care (Pending), RICHA

Becky joined the team in Sept 17 and is completing an apprenticeship with us. She works with us here at Top Dog some for most of the week and attends Sparsholt College one day a week to complete her level 2 in Animal Care.

 All staff members are highly trained including canine first aid. Continued professional development is actively encouraged and is a requirement for membership to the Canine Hydrotherapy Association.

‘Friendly, dedicated & professional care’ – Provided by highly trained and experienced staff

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