happy dogGreyfriars is the leading veterinary practice in the UK for rehabilitation and hydrotherapy referrals so our students have unrivalled opportunities to work with our therapists and meet our patients and clients.

Our lecturers are all experts in their fields and together have many years’ experience in veterinary rehabilitation.  We all love to teach and get ‘hands on’.  We combine the very latest theories and best practice advice, together with plenty of practical experience in this continually developing field. We understand that people learn in different ways and we endeavour to meet delegates’ individual learning needs. Small teaching groups allow plenty of opportunity to get involved both in the classroom and in practical sessions.

We have outstanding training facilities including a purpose built seminar room with catering facilities, large 10m x 5m hydrotherapy pool equipped with swim jets and treatment platforms, water treadmill, outdoor exercises and rehabilitation areas, treatment rooms and inpatient unit.

why greyfriarsWe offer a range of courses including our 9 day Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals and Continuing Professional Days. Our lecturers include US trained Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners, Veterinary Physiotherapists – MSc Vet Physio, ACPAT Cat. A, Member of the RCVS, RVNs  and a Certified Technician from the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers.

We are accredited by the BVNA (British Veterinary Nursing Association) as part of their CPD Partners Scheme, accredited to provided qualifications by ABC Awards and an approved training provider for NARCH (National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists).

Our centre is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Surrey countryside with excellent access from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports by train or road.

Overseas Students

Students from overseas are very welcome at Greyfriars. We have trained people from Australia, Canada, Europe, India, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UAE and USA. Our quoted course fees include Value Added Tax (VAT) at 20%. Course fees are zero rated for VAT if you are not a European Economic Community resident.

Greyfriars is situated 3 miles from the town of Guildford in Surrey.

By train

The nearest railway station is Guildford which is on the mainline between London Waterloo and Portsmouth.  Half hourly fast train services run from London Waterloo to Guildford with journey times of 40 minutes.  For further information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484 950.

By air

Via London Heathrow: Rail-air link coaches leave Terminal 2 for Woking railway station from 6.30am to 10.50pm picking up from Terminals 3, 1 and 4.   Between 6.30am and 8.30pm they run every half an hour, otherwise it is an hourly service.  Journey time to Woking is one hour.  There are frequent trains from Woking to Guildford.

trainingVia London Gatwick: Gatwick station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides direct rail-air link trains to Guildford. Trains run from 5.15am to 11.00pm.

Taxi pick up from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Approximate costs to Guildford:

Heathrow : £35
Gatwick : £37

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The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.

- Mahatma Ghandi

Contact Us

  • Greyfriars Veterinary Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Referrals
    The Veterinary Centre
    Hogs Back
    Surrey GU3 1AG
  • 01483 811172