Why Greyfriars?

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 knowledge and best practice advice, together with unrivalled 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 practical sessions.

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

why greyfriarsWe offer a range of courses including Certificate and Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals modules and CPD lectures. Our lecturers include Veterinary Surgeons, Physiotherapists (MSc Vet Physio, ACPAT Cat. A), Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners, Registered Canine Hydrotherapists and a Certified Technician from the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers.


  • are a RACE approved continuing education provider under the AAVSB
  • courses are ABC Awards accredited
  • Certificate and Diploma modules meet the training requirements for registration with NARCH

Our centre is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Surrey Hills 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, Korea, 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.
Phone: 03457 48 49 50
From overseas: +44(0)20 7278 5240
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By air

Via London Heathrow: National Express coaches run from Heathrow to Woking station
Frequency: 21 services a day
Journey time: Approximately 40 minutes
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There are frequent trains from Woking to Guildford

Via London Gatwick: Gatwick train station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides direct rail-air link trains to Guildford with First Great Western
Frequency: Trains run from 4.00am to 11.00pm
Journey time: Approximately 40 minutes
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Taxi pick up from London Heathrow and London Gatwick

Approximate costs to Guildford:
Heathrow: £45
Gatwick: £55

Contact Surrey Cars Guildford Tel: +44 (0)1483 44 99 99
Online taxi quote and bookings: Surrey Cars Guildford

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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