Barbara graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1979 and began to use homeopathy in 1987 after seeing its benefits in her own children. She studied at the Faculty of Homeopathy in London and attained membership in 1992 and provided a referral service for homeopathic treatment of animals from then.In 1994 she opened Oakwood Veterinary Centre at her home, Babbinswood Farm (Oswestry, Shropshire) to integrate the homeopathy into conventional veterinary medicine and surgery. At that time she also started to learn acupuncture to complement the other therapies. From 1995 until 1997 she studied with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Association, passing the written and practical examinations at the end of the course. In 1995 she became attuned to 1st Degree Reiki and from 2006 to 2008 studied Western Herbal Medicine. Currently she is studying Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Plant Spirit Medicine which she hope to introduce into the practice later this year.
The list of vet homoeopaths at the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons does not seem to be up to date.However, the British Homoeopathic Association site does seem to be pretty current and allows you to search just for vets or vets in your area who have homoeopathic qualifications.Not all the veterinary surgeons on the BHA list have, or are on, web sites, and although our own list of links was created from cross-checks made in June 2010, it is always a good idea to double check the BHA list as a vet may have changed practice, not turn up in an Internet search, but still have a current contact on the BHA list.
British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons
The BAHVS is the professional organisation for homeopathic veterinary surgeons in the UK. It co-operates with and supports the work both of the International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy and the UK’s Faculty of Homeopathy.
Bruce Borland BVetMed VetMFHom, graduated from London and after a career in Scotland, joined Eastfield Veterinary Clinic, Grimsby N E Lincs, in 2000. His interests include complementary medicine and he is a qualified Bowen practitioner.
The Friendly Animal Clinic (Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire) is owned by husband and wife vets Myles and Cheryl Holdsworth BVM&S MRCVS, assisted by qualified vet nurse Zoe Frankland.We both qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh University in ’96 and ’98 respectively. Myles is developing an interest in acupuncture.Cheryl has worked in small animal and emergency practices and is studying homeopathy, passing the LFHOM (Vet) and is working towards the MFHOm(Vet).Zoe qualified in 2001 and has worked in the local area for the past 11 years. She has a particular interest in rabbits and runs her own bunny boarding for rabbits and guinea pigs.
Cheryl qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1983 from University College Dublin and has been in full time Veterinary Practice in the UK ever since.During the 1990’s she underwent extensive training in Homeopathy over a 6 year period, culminating in my successful Membership examination and entry into the Faculty of Homeopathy 1998 (the VetMFHom qualification – the Veterinary Membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy.She undertook training in Acupuncture in 1999 and now offers laser Acupuncture as well as traditional needle Acupuncture.Cheryl is currently the Veterinary Representative on the Members Committee of the Faculty of Homeopathy.Whilst 80% of her practice is Holistic Referrals, she still practices conventional Veterinary Medicine on a regular basis.She currently practices from twice weekly Clinics in Winchester, Hampshire, although visits can be arranged for Equine Clients.
Chris Almond BVSc VetMFHom MRCVS is able to offer a referral service for animals in homeopathy and acupuncture at the Masham, Bedale and Northallerton surgeries of Forrest House Veterinary Group in North Yorkshire and can also visit your animals if required.
Chris specialises in homoeopathy, holds the VetMFHom qualification, and offers this service to clients in Forest Row, East Sussex. He is also part of a teaching group running the Homoeopathy at Wellie Level course at the Duchy Home Farm.
Oxfordshire based Christopher Day has worked in the field of holistic veterinary medicine (integrated medicine) for over 38 years and is among the UK’s well-known and long-established holistic vets, acupuncture vets, herbal vets and homeopathic vets.
Dr Sonya Winsor BScHons PhD BVet Med MRCVS VetMFHom
Dr Sonya Winsor worked for Cinque Ports Vets full time initially in mixed predominantly small animal work before undertaking her homeopathy training.She now provides their homoeopathy service from the Hawkhurst Surgery in Kent.
Geoff Johnson’s homeopathic peoples’ surgery and homeopathic vet surgery is based in Wiveliscombe near Taunton. He treats people and vet cases and attract patients from across the South West of England, including Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Glastonbury, Bridgewater and Totnes.
Holly Mash qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 2001. She then worked in mixed practice for a year before specialising in companion animals. Holly practises at The Chiron Centre in Bristol and Vets on White Hart Lane in London.
Ilse qualified from Cambridge Vet school 1989 and started work for Mercer and Hughes, Saffron Walden, Essex, immediately afterwards. She completed a 3 year course in veterinary homeopathy and passed the diploma exams in 2001 and offers a referral service in homeopathy, Bach flower remedies and herbal medicine.
Jaimin undertook his training as a Veterinary Surgeon in Nairobi, Kenya and qualified in 1986. He has worked with companion animals in the North-West London area for 22 years, with the last 15 years at Barnfield House, Harrow Middlesex.
Part of the Balnced Being Team at the Integrated Veterinary Centre in WetherbyWest Yorkshire, Jane qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Bristol University in 1982. After working briefly for the PDSA, she spent five years in mixed practice, then moved to Surrey in 1988 and has worked in small animal practice since then.Her interest in complementary medicine started as a child with a passion for plants, especially herbs, which naturally developed into an interest in herbal medicine.Jane studied homeopathy with HPTG and gained her VetMFHom in 1999. During her training she started an alternative medicine clinic within the conventional practice in which she worked.Following her undergraduate studies with HPTG, Jane completed their three year dedicated homeopathy teacher training programme, and has been a member or the teaching team for the past three years, working both in the UK and abroad.
Janet has been a partner in Heathfield Vets, East Sussex since 1981.She keeps a small herd of llamas. and is secretary of the British Camelid Society. With the aim of broadening treatment options, Jan has been involved with homeopathy for some years and is currently studying for the Veterinary Homeopathy exam.
Katy qualified at the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. She concentrates on small animal care, and her veterinary path has taken her to America and Kenya, where she worked with the KSPCA. Now settled back in Barnes, London (Vets on White Hart Lane practice) she has a keen interest in medicine. She also completed the HPTG course in homeopathy at Oxford, and gained her LFHom.
Liesbet Lester trained to become a vet in her home country of Belgium. Firstat the State University of Antwerp where she gained a Diploma of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a Diploma of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the State University of Ghent. She then returned to the State University of Antwerp for another year gaining a Diploma of Master of Biotechnology. Before starting in general practice and decided to spend a further year doing Post Graduate studies in Experimental Veterinary Medicine at the State University of Liëge. Her study of Reiki was the beginning of her journey into holistic veterinary medicine. She discovered that cats are particularly receptive and could immediately see the potential for using Reiki with stressed animals and to help animals coming round from operations.In 2001 she took an Introductory Course and a Basic Course in Veterinary Acupuncture, Scientific and Practical. It was a natural progression to Homeopathy and in 2005 she completed a 3-year course in Homeopathy for Veterinary Surgeons in Oxford, run by HPTG.Liesbet has her own practice, the Lester Pet Care Clinic, a beautiful modern surgery in a wonerfully restored old church in Wigan, Lancashire
Lise Hansen DVM MRCVS CertIAVH PH, registered veterinary surgeon and homeopath has been running a referral service in homeopathy for animals in London since 1998. She is resident at Hamilton Veterinary Clinic, St John’s Wood, North London.
Margot is a partner at Dunedin Veterinary Centre in East Lothian, Scotland and is one of only three vets in Scotland to have obtained the VetMFHom qualification, after studying for 4 years on a distance learning course from Oxford.She qualified from Glasgow University in 1986. Worked in mixed practice in England before coming to Tranent in 1995.
Mark Elliott BVSc VetMFHom MRCVS MIPsiMed PCH DSH RSHomConsulting in Homeopathy and Acupuncture for Animals of all Species.Mark Elliott consults from his clinic, “The Centre for Integrated and Holistic Medicine”, situated in the village of Westbourne, on the Hampshire/Sussex border.
Mr Graham Goodrich MRCVS BVetMed VetMFHom (Retired)
Graham Goodrich spent the majority of his professional life as a partner in a mixed animal practice in Pembrokeshire, but is now retired and has returned to South East England to be nearer his family. As he is retired, he is no longer accepting new clients.Existing clients could have contacted him through his web site, http://www.grahamgoodrich.co.uk/, but at last look that was no longer online, so the best place to start is the BHA listing.
Nazrene started in small animal practice in South Africa and for the past 10 years has worked in various practices in the UK. She has worked in privately owned practices as well as other corporate practices, a rescue centre and for a short spell in management. She joined the Pet Doctors group in September of 2007 and is based at a two vet practice in Knaphill, near Woking, Surrey.
Neil qualified from the Bristol Veterinary College in 1987, and started work in Ipswich. He joined Brookmead Veterinary Surgery, Cranleigh, Surrey, in March 1989. He studied Homoeopathy at the Faculty of Homoeopathy from 1989 to 1992, and quailified as a Faculty Member in 1998.
Pat was one of the founding members of the Isle Valley Veterinary Group practice in Hinton St George. Somerset . She has now returned on a part-time basis after a break to pursue her interest in complimentary medicine.
Peter is managing partner of the Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group, and teaches homeopathy to vets in several countries around the world. He is an ex-President of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons and in 2003 was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Homeopathy. He is a veterinary surgeon at The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Centre in Brighton, East Sussex.
The Natural Medicine Centre was set up in Potters Bar over ten years ago to specialise in natural treatments for pets. Its director, Richard Allport BVet Med. Vet MFHom MRCVS, has more than twenty years’ experience in treatment with homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicines for pets.
A two centre companion animal veterinary practice, we have been established in Sudbury Suffolk for over forty years offering veterinary services to Sudbury and the surrounding villages on the Suffolk and Essex border.The practice treats all small animals including pet birds, small rodents, tortoises, rabbits, cats and dogs.
Alternative Veterinary Therapies is a holistic veterinary service covering Glasgow and West Central Scotland, offering homeopathy for all species including horses, and acupuncture treatment for dogs, cats and rabbits.Roesmary will also visit pets in their own home to reduce stress.
Sharon qualified from London in 1999. Having initially worked in mixed practice she now works only with small animals. She also performs acupuncture on small animals.She is part of the Cambrian Veterinary Centre, a friendly 2 site small animal practice at the foot of the Snowdonia National Park in North Mid Wales which has surgeries in Tywyn, Gwynedd and Machynlleth, Powys
Sue is a 1984 graduate of Cambridge University School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1996 she became a Veterinary Member of the Faculty of Homeopathy in England, after training with the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and the Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group (HPTG), Oxford. Since 2002 she has been a tutor for the HPTG and she became a partner in 2005. She was a founder member of the British Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association and was President in 2003. She is the President of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons (BAHVS) and President of the College of Animal Homeopathic Medicine (CAHM) in Canada.She founded Balanced Being, at the Integrated Veterinary Centre in WetherbyWest Yorkshire, in 2003. The Balanced Being group is dedicated to the development, understanding and provision of integrated healthcare for animals and people.
Tim Couzens, BVetMed, MRCVS, VetMFHom, CertVetAc is Practice Principle at The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Centre in Brighton, East Sussex.Tim consults at The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Centre, East Hoathly, Lewes, East Sussex. He also consults once a month at Grove Lodge Clinic in Brighton, East Sussex, usually on the second Wednesday of the month
Tina qualified from the RVC Liverpool in 2000 She is part of the veterinary team at Coombefield Veterinary Hospital, Axminster, Devon and has a special interest in rabbits, small mammal medicine, homeopathy and surgery
Wendy qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1983. She founded the practice in 1990 after several years in mixed practice. Wendy has a keen interest in integrating holistic medicine into conventional practice and became a registered specialist in Homeopathy in 2006. She also has interests in acupuncture and herbal medicine and has completed several courses.Wendy opened Glenbrae Veterinary Clinic in 1990. The practice has two surgeries, a branch in Dumbarton, and the main surgery at Bearsden, Glasgow in Scotland.