Kathryn Mlot RVN, A1 & 2 AssessorRegistered Veterinary Nurse, First aid trainer, Small animal Hydrotherapist, K-Laser Practitioner
Kathryn qualified as a Veterinary Nurse since 2003 and as a Training Assessor since 2004, Kathryn
has working in both small and mixed animal veterinary practices throughout North Derbyshire
since the start of her career in 1999.
Her world has always revolved around animals, having owned a variety of pets throughout her life.
Working as a Human First Aider, gave Kathryn an interest in Emergency First Aid and so she
combined her extensive experience and knowledge to produce Animal Emergency First Aid
Voluntary work has always been important to Kathryn, and includes many years as a Community
First Responder with East Midlands Ambulance Service, A trip to Na’an Kuse Wildlife and
Rehabilitation Centre, offering her nursing skills working with Cheetahs, Baboons and African
Wild dogs in Namibia, and more recently with WeCare Worldwide in Sri Lanka.
Currently employed by North East Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre, Kathryn works as
Hydrotherapist, K-Laser specialist, & Assessor for students who come to the centre for training.
She has brought her Veterinary Nursing knowledge and experience to the centre to offer clients
a variety of other services such as weight reduction programmes and Animal First Aid training
Michael Leonard BA(Hons) DipRSA CertRP TAQA RCHDirector, Small Animal Hydrotherapist, K-Laser Practitioner
Michael began his dream of working with and rehabilitating dogs opening his own business in
2013, naming it after his own dogs “Biscuit & Baileys”. Most recently the business has become
know as North East Hydrotherapy and Animal Rehabilitation Centre, as it continues to grow.
Having had dogs of various breeds, Michael strives to ensure the heath and wellbeing of families
most loved pets at all times, knowing how much they mean to them all.
He was a proud member of the RAF serving for 14 years doing tours of duty all over the UK and
operations worldwide. He spent a year at a local college teaching and has always been keen to
His achievements include raising over £14,000 for Macmillan Cancer Care and helping WEcare
Worldwide dog charity, volunteering in Sri Lanka teaching rehabilitation and helping with CNVR
programmes in 2016 and 2018 as well as helping and donating to other local animal charity’s and
shelters here in the North East.
Academically Michael has a couple of degrees that he studied for whilst in full time employment;
he is a teacher and assessor and is a certified recruitment consultant as well as having his Animal
Hydrotherapy and K-Laser qualifications.
His centre is now one of the most highly respected rehabilitation and training centres in the
country and works alongside Animal Jobs Direct in delivering the highest standards of education
in helping students internationally and from the UK in becoming Hydrotherapists.