Terms and Conditions


Canine and Small Animal Rehabilitation and Referral Clinic

Terms and Conditions of Stage1 Canine & Small Animal Hydrotherapy Clinic


Whilst every care is taken of animals undergoing treatment and in the maintenance of the water and equipment, all animals receive hydrotherapy treatment entirely at the owner's risk.

All treatment courses, including those to be part of an insurance claim, must be paid for in advance. Individual sessions must be paid for on the day of treatment.

Missed appointments – the full charge will apply.

Cancellations – no charge, however please give us as much notice as possible so we can offer someone else the session. If the cancellation is made at very late notice (within 2 hours) then full charges may apply.

Animals will not be treated without the prior authorisation of their Veterinary Surgeon.

Any animal with infectious or contagious conditions, such as ear, eye, skin infections, fleas, gastric upset, kennel cough and so on, will not be treated.

Owners are advised to cancel all appointments until the condition is clear.

Bitches in season will not be able to attend sessions until their season has finished.

Owners are required to notify Stage1hydrotherapy if, during a course of treatments, the animals injury or condition worsens, or if the Veterinary Surgeon advises that the treatment is to be stopped or suspended.

Stage1hydrotherapy reserves the right to refuse treatment to any animal.

Owners are requested not to feed their dog for at least 2 hours before attending an appointment, and to ensure that the dog has done it's ablutions before arriving or in the exercise area provided. A surcharge of £15 will be made for animals that defecate in the pool or treadmill. We also advise not to feed for approx. 2 hours after treatment.

It is the owner's responsibility to poop-a-scoop after their dogs whilst on our premises and its surrounding environment. Bags are available on request. There is a poo bin situated at the end of our lane next to the river footpath.

When not undergoing treatment all dogs must be kept under control and be on a lead at all times whilst on the premises.

Stage1hydrotherapy cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles or personal property, howsoever occasioned, whilst on our premises.

Stage1hydrotherapy cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury to any person or animal, howsoever occasioned, whilst on our premises.

Stage1hydrotherapy reserves the right to use video footage and photographic stills taken during sessions.

When visiting Stage1 Canine & Small Animal Rehabilitation Clinic you are advised to wear sensible shoes with non-slip soles if possible. The floors in the treatment rooms do become very wet during the day and may become slippery.

No Children under the age of 16 are allowed into the treatment rooms without prior permission.


TEL: 01736 751799                               FAX: 01736 753112