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Dr Hélène Svinos

Dr Hélène Svinos

Animal Aromatherapy Specialist, Canine Massage Therapist & Canicross Instructor

About Dr Hélène

Dr Hélène Svinos is an emergency medicine doctor with a passion for animals and has been blessed for the last 3 decades with the most amazing animal based teachers who have taught her to look outside the box of conventional health and find what was natural that could help when she was out of options with the medicine she was taught and was more familiar. Helene is a dog mum to 6 (3 of whom have a disability) as well as a cat and a bunny.

When her dog Toffee broke her back and became paraplegic a quest began to find out how she could optimise her health and well-being and see if there was more than conventional medicine alone. Toffee recovered well and Helene developed a new love of integrative medicine and championing those with disabilities.

Rehabilitating her reactive dog Treacle led Helene to work as a dog trainer throughout medical school as well as teaching and competing in a variety of dog sports. The much loved and missed Treacle and Toffee taught Helene a broad understanding of both the emotional and physical needs of our canine pals. After fostering and later adopting a blind dog called Inka, the discovery of using essential oils to help her fear led Helene to develop this interest further and connect with Dr Roark and the rest as they say is history.

Helene is qualified in Canine Massage Therapy, a Canine Arthritis Management Advocate Level 1 as well as a Canicross Instructor and came 3rd in the XF category in the CaniX 2019/2020 season with her springers Evie, Rowan and Seren followed by 2nd in the following 2021/2022 season. The team has also won the Female Canicross category in the challenging Paras 10 race 3 times. With scentwork training under her belt and Evie who also tracks missing dogs a lot of Helene’s life is taken up with the amazing world of aroma and she also uses this in her further studies to become a dog behaviourist . Helene also has a BEng Aerospace Engineering and an MSc in Impact and Explosion Engineering.

Helene is a passionate advocate for bridging the gap between natural and conventional medicine and exploring multiple ways to use scent to help animals and their owners.

Areas of Specialty

  • Dogs, Cats, and Bunnies
  • Sports, Disabled & Elderly Pets
  • Arthritis Management
  • Behaviour Cases (Reactivity, Anxiety, Trauma and Aggression)

Appointment Availability

Dr Hélène offers remote appointments via Zoom, Phone, and Email. She is available for bookings in different time zones. In-person consultations are available to clients living in the Manchester UK area or at select cani-cross events. Contact her today to request a consultation!

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