Tracy Allen RVN
Tracy began training as a veterinary nurse in 1998 with The Veterinary Hospital where she worked for 4 years before qualifying and moving to mixed practice at Westmoor vets where she stayed for 2 years. She then moved to the PDSA for 11 years and gained valuable experience nursing some challenging cases.
Tracy met Shane the proprietor of K9 Splash in early 2014 through buying food for her own dogs and gradually began working on the K9 Meals on Wheels stand giving nutritional and health advice to dog owners at agility and obedience shows while also competing at both disciplines with her own dogs. It became apparent when talking to other owners and competitors that there is a need for a hydrotherapy and rehabilitation service for dogs in Plymouth. There was no local centre for vets to refer to or for owners of working dogs to build muscle and maintain fitness in their dogs safely.
We are both passionate about providing the best healthcare possible for dogs so K9 Splash Hydrotherapy was developed.
The centre is run by Tracy who is a fully registered and experienced veterinary nurse and holds the level 3 certificate in canine hydrotherapy. The centre is registered with the Canine Hydrotherapy Association. We aim to provide excellent rehabilitation and fitness care by veterinary referral only using state of the art equipment.
The Canine Team
9 year old Belgian Malinois. Mac is a retired Police dog. He’s a big lad and was very good at his job. Now making the most of retirement and enjoying being a big softy!
11 year old English Springer Spaniel. Dash is a retired Police drugs search dog. A really sweet girl who has gone a bit deaf as she’s got older but there is still nothing wrong with her nose!
Cliff and Holly
Cliff is a 6 ½ year old Border Collie and Holly is a 6 year old German Shepherd. They are both rescue dogs and now both compete in agility and obedience. Cliff is a real gentleman and loves his cuddles. He is an honest and successful working dog. Holly is a bit more of a handful but sweet in her own way. Not quite as reliable to work but she has fun and that’s what it’s all about!