IRVAP Sub group

Institute of Canine Hydrotherapists (ICH)

The ICH represents qualified professionals and promotes excellence in therapeutic canine hydrotherapy. 


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what we do

Raising the Industry Standard

Hydrotherapy is currently a non-regulated industry and the ICH sets the standards for professionalism and clinical proficiency in therapeutic canine hydrotherapy. 

All our members are qualified professionals who annually pledge their commitment to the IRVAP Code of Practice.

The Board is directly accountable to the IRVAP Council and this unique checks and balances system is an IRVAP initiative to ensure best practice is consistently achieved by our members.

Board members include – 

Leading training providers

SEG Awards canine hydrotherapy specialists

Educational experts

Qualified verifiers and moderators

L3 to L7 practising canine hydrotherapists


ICH Resources 


IRVAP provides a range of endorsed canine hydrotherapy CPD courses. Members have access to our free CPD and resources in our exclusive MEMBERS ONLY website.

We foster a caring, friendly and interactive approach to support professionals with their career development in therapeutic canine hydrotherapy.

Our Board works closely with the IRVAP Council and we actively support the CPD needs of canine therapists.

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Meet the Board

Maria Johnston, ICH CHAIR

Paula Teal

Jenny Best

Laura Hackett

Jessica Moreton

Miranda Cosstick

Terry Chapman

registration + recognition

The ICH has a specific admissions policy as part of its Registration Application process.

IRVAP – ICH is recognised by all the major UK insurance companies.

Promote your Courses

Find out how IRVAP endorsement of CPD and Courses provides quality assurance and value to your training provision. 


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