Physiotherapy/Hydrotherapy Staff

Veterinary physiotherapy and hydrotherapy aim to address the individual needs of your pet’s comfort, movement and function. Small animal rehabilitation treatment techniques can consist of combination of hydrotherapies and land based therapies. Cork Canine Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) is committed to delivering the highest standard of care for your pet. Our qualified specialists in small animal rehabilitation provide land and water based physiotherapy in a caring, friendly and professional environment. Using evidence based clinical reasoning and therapeutic handling each animal is assessed and individualised treatment packages are developed.

We strive to return your pet to optimal function and comfortable, efficient movement whilst preventing secondary musculoskeletal issues. We most commonly treat orthopedic, neurological and soft tissue dysfunctions and manage acute and chronic pain.

Our service includes support and mentoring for owners while working closely with referring vets to ensure highest standards of pet welfare are achieved.

Contact: Tel: 087 1939654


Veterinary Referral is essential

Sheila Keegan
Deirdre Duggan
RVN Dip Canine Aqua & Hydrotherapy, Cert. Small Animal Hydrotherapy, PG Cert Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapy.

Deirdre is a RCVS qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2001 and has extensive experience working in both general and referral small animal veterinary hospitals. She is a registered member of VCI, RCVS and IRVAP. In 2001, she gained an IRVAP accredited diploma in Canine Aqua and Hydrotherapy and ABC accredited certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. In 2013 she gained her post graduate certificate with distinction in Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapy from the University of Nottingham. Deirdre is the lead Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapist for Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital and its referral veterinary physiotherapy and hydrotherapy centre, Cork Canine Rehabilitation Centre. Deirdre plays a key part in the pre and post-operative care of our orthopaedic and neurological patients.