We are a professional, knowledgeable and compassionate clinic dedicated to obtaining the best results in the care of your beloved pet. Swimming is a remarkable way to help dogs recover from injury or illness and can have major benefits for healthy pets too!

We pride ourselves on the level of care that we provide for the animals. All dogs are accompanied in the pool by one of our trained staff. Based in North Devon we are the leading hydrotherapy clinic in the area.

Veterinary Approved - Open 7 days a week & late evenings

About hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a very encompassing treatment for your beloved dog. Pre-and post-operative conditioning, accident trauma, muscular skeletal conditioning and strengthening, cardio vascular conditioning, weight loss and general fitness; also fitness for working dogs and fly ball/agility/Schutzhund competition dogs, and wonderful exercise for puppies, young dogs and the elderly. Hydrotherapy can even help with some behavioural issues channelling negative energy into positive release.

Sound orthopaedic function is aided by good diet and safe exercise. When your dog is compromised through injury or medical condition, the ability to exercise these important structures are weakened. Hydrotherapy being non-weight bearing, allows him to continue to exercise, without undue stress to joints, tendons, and limbs.Puppies benefit enormously, being able to exercise without trauma or damage to his joints and it’s also a safe environment to introduce your new dog to the joys of being water confident, aiding elderly dogs to remain mobile and active for longer.

How can hydrotherapy help your dog?

For some dogs swimming is purely recreational but for others it's therapeutic. Here are just some of the conditions aided by hydrotherapy:

• Cruciate
• Cervical spondylopathy
• Congenital and inherited conditions
• Certain spinal conditions
• Degenerative joint diseases
• Diabetes (aiding in weight loss)
• Hip and elbow dysplasia
• Lameness
• Legg-Calve Perthes disease
• Ligament sprains
• Luxating patella
• Certain neurological disorders
• Pre-op/post-op conditions
• Post-operative fractures
• Osteoarthritis/Repair
• Soft tissue repair assistance
• Spondylosis
• Tendon rupture
• Safe exercise for puppies
• Elderly dog’s condition
• Working dogs


Vet Referrals:

Hip Dysplasia:

Elbow Dysplasia:

Luxating Patella:

Cruciate Ligament:

Multiple conditions:



All dogs have a comprehensive programme just for them, which builds month by month, as they achieve greater strength. Advice and support for you and your pet is here for you, and every endeavour made to get the very best from each and every session for you both.All dogs are guided gently into the heated pool, where a hydrotherapist will be with them for the entirety of their swim. Starting in a life jacket, moving, subject to age, breed and condition onto a non-float jacket enabling a more intensive workout. Most of the dogs who attend, thoroughly enjoy their treatment and look forward to their special session each week.

Please ensure your dog is NOT fed 3 hours prior to their swim and not fed for at least one hour after their swim is finished. Your dog must be toileted before entering the pool.Upon arrival, please give doors to clinic a wide berth allowing post-operative, elderly, excitable and sometimes aggressive dogs an easy exit.Wait patiently for your appointment, sometimes a patient may require a little longer time or TLC. One day it might be you.A cancellation fee will be charged for appointment.


If you require any more information or would like to book an appointment for your dog, please feel free to get in touch. You can fill in the contact form below, give us a call or send us an email. Don't forget to join us over on social media for the latest news and updates.

The Haven Canine Hydrotherapy Clinic
Lufflands Farm, Sutcombe
Devon EX22 7PJ
Telephone: 07711 177 160