"paddling towards a healthier life"


Our hydrotherapists

Kim Hermida


Kim founded Pawsome Paddles back in 2017 and has since had the privilege to help many dogs lead a better quality of life. Having grown up on a farm Kim has been around animals, including dogs, all her life. At university she studied zoology, learning about many different species including their behaviours and ecosystems but her enthusiasm has always been with the canines. Having worked in various jobs after graduating Kim then went on to complete her Level 3 Certificate to become a qualified hydrotherapist. Kim has three dogs, Willow, Jarvis and Darwin, who are well known by clients at the Pawsome Paddles centre. She enjoys partaking in both agility and gundog training whilst meeting likeminded people.

Kathryn Clarke


Kathryn joined Pawsome Paddles back in January 2019 and has become an invaluable member of the team. Having discovered the magic of hydrotherapy and the difference it can make to a dogs quality of life she committed to completing her Level 3 Certificate to become a qualified hydrotherapist. Prior to this Kathryn studied for a diploma in Animal Management at Capel Manor College where she obtained a wealth of knowledge about a wide array of domesticated animals. However, Kathryn's passion has always been for dogs. She has three of her own, Fergus, Mildred and Fletcher, who keep her busy in her spare time.