Candice (she/her/hers) is a Registered Canine Hydrotherapist and Certified Small Animal Massage practitioner and lives on Vancouver Island with her senior GSP Birdie.
Her interest in hydrotherapy began with bringing her own dog, Bubba, a 14 year old GSP, to swim. When he began having difficulties supporting his hind end, his veterinarian suggested swimming to build muscle mass in a non-weight bearing environment. He improved immensely and in the last year of his life, he was able to continue and enjoy the outings he so loved.
When an opportunity arose to train with the prestigious Greyfriars Hydrotherapy and Referral Centre, she jumped at it! In 2015, she completed their certification course, and became a Registered Canine Hydrotherapist (RCH). In April of 2016, continuing studies provided her with a Diploma Hydrotherapy for Small Animals (Dip.HSA).
Candice strongly believes in advocating for senior dogs through home modifications and providing enrichment.
Candice joined VIATA, now PACTA BC, in 2011.