Helen is a qualified canine hydrotherapist and a member of The Institute of Registered Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP ICH). She also holds advanced diplomas in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals, Advanced Anatomy & Physiology and Advanced Water Treadmill. She has been around animals all her life with dogs, cats and horses. Helen has a special interest in neurological and spinal conditions and the benefits rehabilitation can offer.
Helen is passionate about animals. Their care and well being is extremely important to her. It was Helen's dog Ole, a beautiful border collie that inspired her to launch Hydropets due to his life time need for hydrotherapy and physiotherapy as a result of spondylosis, bulging discs and elbow osteoarthritis. Ole was very often found lounging around in the pool and meeting lots of his friends and making new ones. Ole was also used to help introduce nervous dogs to the water. Sadly, Ole passed away in October 2020 but his legacy lives on at Hydropets. You can read about Ole and how the centre is now called The Ole Edis Memorial Centre in dedication to him.
Helen lives locally with her Border Collies Max and Thom. Max is also lucky that his mum owns a rehabilitation centre, as he has severe hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis, diagnosed at 10 months old. In December 2020 Max had a total hip replacement in his right hind and has recovered very well.
Helen enjoys sheepdog training with Max and Thom, walking, travelling and spending good times with friends.
Interesting fact about Helen..... she qualified as an Interior Designer.