Cork Canine Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) is committed to delivering the highest standard of care for your pet. Our qualified specialists in small animal rehabilitation provide land and water based physiotherapy in a caring, friendly and professional environment. addresses the individual needs of your pets comfort, movement and function.  Using evidence based clinical reasoning and therapeutic handling each animal is assessed and individualised treatment packages are developed. 

 We strive to return your pet to optimal function and comfortable, efficient movement whilst preventing secondary musculoskeletal issues. We most commonly treat orthopedic, neurological and soft tissue dysfunctions and manage acute and chronic pain.

Our service includes support and mentoring for owners while working closely with referring vets to ensure highest standards of pet welfare are achieved.

Learn more about what we do in the article below. 



                                            MEET OUR TEAM



                               Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapist

Deirdre Duggan is a RCVS qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2001 and has extensive experience working in both general and referral small animal veterinary hospitals in Dublin, Sydney, Melbourne and Cork. She is a registered member of VCI, RCVS and IRVAP. In 2001, she gained a diploma in Canine Aqua and Hydrotherapy and ABC accredited certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. In 2013 she gained her post graduate certificate with distinction in Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapy from the University of Nottingham. Deirdre plays a key part in the pre and post-operative care of our orthopaedic and neurological patients.

                                Small Animal Rehabilitation Therapist

Claire O'Donnell has had a lifetime passion for animals. She has worked in both the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and Seeing Eye Dogs in Australia and is currently completing a Canine Behaviour and Training Technician (CBTT) course through Anied in Dublin. In January 2015, Claire began as a rehabilitation  therapist assistant in Cork Canine Rehabilitation Centre while studying for her Postgraduate qualification in Small Animal Rehabilitation through the University of Nottingham. Once completing the PGCert, she gained the ABC accredited certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy. She is also a registered member of the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists. (IRVAP) and on the council as an Irish Representative.


                                Small Animal Rehabilitation Assistant

Chantel Mahon is a registered veterinary nurse with the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI). Chantel graduated from St. Johns Central College in 2017 and began working with Deirdre and  Claire as a small animal physiotherapy and hydrotherapy assistant in September 2017. Chantel is very passionate about the pre and post-operative rehabilitation of orthopaedic and neurological patients. She is particularly interested in the rehabilitation of spinal cases as her own dog Molly underwent spinal surgery in 2013. She learned first-hand the importance of rehabilitation for a successful recovery.

Chantel looks forward to expanding her knowledge and continuing her education in this field in the future.