Rehabilitation and hydrotherapy for your pets

Rehabilitation, is our rehabilitation service which offers a range of services to aid recovery and promotes the health of your pets. All patients are considered on an individual basis and a holistic approach will be taken to suit their needs.


Our services are available to clients of Watkins & Tasker Vets and we welcome referrals from Veterinary Practices all over the South West and Bristol area.


Hydrotherapy is controlled exercise in water and we carry it out in our state of the art water treadmill. The heated water provides maximum therapeutic benefits which helps to reduce inflammation, provides pain relief and aids recovery from injury. A range of conditions benefit from hydrotherapy including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Cruciate injury
  • Fractures
  • Obesity management


Our vets Fiona and James are qualified Veterinary Acupuncturists and can carry out this safe complementary therapy on dogs and cats to assist a range of conditions including:


  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Skin problems
  • Nerve disorders
  • Respiratory problems
  • Gastrointestinal problems


Hydrotherapist / Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I have worked for Watkins and Tasker Vets since 1991 (yes that long!) and the team have become my second family.


I am part of the rehab team in, based at the Portishead branch. I am a qualified Level 3 Hydrotherapist and have completed the additional “Treadmill hydrotherapy for the small animals” course.

I also work at our Yatton branch as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant. Outside of work I am kept busy with my Jack Russell, Lucy Littlelegs, and two Kune Kune pigs, Belle and Monty, who were featured on "The Pets Factor". When I am not with the pigs, I enjoy time with my three daughters and my husband.

Please contact us on 01275 405905 for more information.