MEET OUR TEAM
SIAN HAIGH-BROWN BSC MA PGCE SAH CHA
Country Canines Hydrotherapy is owned and managed by Sian. Opening the Hydrotherapy Centre has been the realisation of a lifelong dream. Sian’s own dog and Mascot to the centre Lola, has suffered from chronic multiple joint problems and has had many pioneering surgeries, where hydrotherapy rehabilitation is integral to recovery and ongoing management of arthritis and understands first hand how her customers feel. Sian, Lola and the Hydrotherapy Centre have been featured on Channel 4’s SuperVet with Noel Fitzpatrick whom pioneered all of Lola’s surgery.
Sian grew up in the local countryside & started out her canine career in the Veterinary industry working in Small Animal Practice & progressed onto starting her studies at Vet School. During these initial years Sian gained much valued theoretical knwoledge and clinical hands on experience.
However, it soon became apparent Sian's interests lay within Canine Physical Rehabiliation. To keep ontop of the latest research and developments Sian & the whole team undertakes Continued Professional Development (CPD) throughout the year.
Sian & Lola enjoy training Lola in a multitude of disciplines, including water rescue, draughting, nosework and obedience. In the Summer you'll often find them doing water rescue in the many lakes around the UK.
SAMANTHA SEFTON RVN SAH CHA
Originally from the West Midlands, Sam moved to Yorkshire to pursue a veterinary career after completing her studies in Animal Science at university. She has been an RVN (registered veterinary nurse) for 8 years & in addition has also taught clinical skills to student nurses in her role as Clinical Coach to a number of student nurses over the years in practice.
Sam’s specific area of interest has always been in rehabilitation & therefore it was an inevitable, natural progression for her to diversify into a physical therapy role. Sam finally decided to pursue this & qualified as a Canine Hydrotherapist in 2018 after studying at K9HS in Suffolk. So in addition to her veterinary nursing, Sam holds the highest academic level of qualification in canine hydrotherapy as she has the Level 5 Advanced Diploma. She also has a separate qualification in Underwater Treadmill techniques & a current canine first aid qualification too.
As both a nurse & a hydrotherapist, Sam strives to make a positive impact on her patients clinical state. She strongly believes in working ‘with’ her patients & therefore building a bond & gaining the trust of her patients is important to her. As a nurse, Sam is registered with & regulated by the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) & as a Hydrotherapist she is registered with the CHA (Canine Hydrotherapy Association). Her registrations require her to complete mandatory CPD training annually to ensure her skill set & knowledge continue to progress & remain current & relevant.
Sam has 2 furry daughters at home - a Leonberger called Heidi (who she adores) & a little Springer Spaniel called Pudding.
LYNDSEY JONES SAH CHA
Lyndsey grew up with a passion for animals, but her heart in particular belongs to all things dogs. At the age of just 14 years old, she was running her own dog training school; in which she offered her assistance to owners looking to train their pets. While volunteering her time helping owners’ bond with and teach their pets, Lyndsey was named the UK’s youngest dog trainer and was presented several awards for her dog training classes.
Since discovering her passion for caring for animals Lyndsey went on to study Animal Management at college where she developed a keen interest in canine anatomy and physiology. This interest, along with discovering one of her own dogs had developed joint problems, led her to discover canine rehabilitation and the positive impact it has on an animals health. Recognising this, Lyndsey started her career in hydrotherapy by volunteering at a local hydrotherapy centre.
Lyndsey has undertaken her hydrotherapy qualification at the renowned Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Training Centre, and as a qualified canine hydrotherapist, she has a wealth of experience rehabilitating many dogs and cats suffering from a variety of issues. Lyndsey also has experience with grooming canines, having previously worked as a busy grooming salon.
In her spare time, Lyndsey spends much of her time with her 6 canine companions consisting of 5 Japanese spitz’s (Kiki, Hugo, Nico, Esme and Isla) and a Shetland Sheepdog called Cassi. Lyndsey spends a lot of her time competing in dog shows across Britain, where she has become one of the top show dog handlers in the UK and has previously been awarded best junior handler in Wales.
EMMA CRAIG BSC(HONS) RVN CCSM
Following 4 years of study at Harper Adams University, Emma received a degree in Veterinary Nursing with first class honours in 2015. Since then, Emma has worked in over 30 practices as a locum, ranging from village practices to referral. She now works in a local veterinary practice as a veterinary nurse and physiotherapist.
Emma has a keen interest in rehabilitation for both geriatric and post-surgical patients. Due to this, she has studied for a diploma in animal physiotherapy, passing her final exams with distinction, and has gained a certificate in canine sports massage.
In her spare time, Emma likes explore new places with her Patterdale terrier, Milo, and relax with some art and crafts.