Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre
Putting the patient first
Homeopathy - Acupuncture - Herbal Medicine -
Holistic Vet - Natural Vet
Oxfordshire UK - will travel
eBooks available on line
- November 2012
Feed Your Dog the
Natural Way - Feed Your Cat the Natural Way - Feed Your Horse the
Natural Way - Homeopathic First-Aid for Pets - Homeopathic First-Aid for
Horses and Ponies and other titles.
Also FREE eBooks!
AVMC - 25
years old in March 2012!
Having used alternative medicine since
1972, Chris Day established the AVMC as a dedicated Holistic
Veterinary practice in March 1987.
With 40 years of experience in the
field of natural medicine, Chris is the UK's longest serving
homeopathic vet and holistic vet. He also has 30 years of experience
as an acupuncture vet.
We are pleased to welcome you to the web site of the
AVMC, a centre of excellence for the provision of HOLISTIC NATURAL
MEDICINE techniques and
HOLISTIC VETERINARY CARE, for the treatment of all kinds of animals. We hope that our
efforts in this web site to provide information and opinion (over
600 pages free of charge or obligation) will be of value and/or enjoyment to you.
Home and practice of Chris Day - Holistic Vet
One-stop service for veterinary homeopathy,
veterinary acupuncture, veterinary herbs, veterinary chiropractic, LASER therapy
and other natural therapies.
Holistic Vet - Homeopathic Vet
- Acupuncture Vet - Herbal Vet - Natural Vet
AVMC - Alternative Medicine for
Offering integrated homeopathic treatment,
acupuncture, medicinal herbs, chiropractic, aromatherapy and other natural and holistic therapies for animals
of all species
Fast Track to Main
added recently (a large selection of questions & answers, arranged by
Blog is back! -
New smart format
* Headshaking in Horses *
have already treated a number of patients with this problem, as of 10th
have found that our most effective treatment to date is an integrated
programme of Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chiropractic Manipulation & Diet
Patients have appeared to respond well this season
* HOT CARS!*
Even filtered sunlight on a cool day can make a car insufferably and
Please do not leave dogs in closed cars - conditions can change very
many cases, during the summer months especially, it may be wiser to
leave the dog at home than to take the risk.
Deadly White-nose Syndrome in
Bats (WNS) - this rapidly-spreading disease is devastating wild populations of
bats in Canada and USA
We are currently offering help
in researching methods of limiting the spread (click)
The rant against homeopathy - a
fog of non-science (click)
Watch for early signs of
Spring and summer are major risk-times for pony
laminitis. Watch out for
warmth in the feet (esp. front) and hesitancy on turning tightly, esp.
on a hard surface.
Especially vulnerable at this time of
changing seasons are those with Cushings or similar signs.
Avoid herbicides and artificial fertilisers.
Frosted grass from late frosts can also raise the risks.
Keep an eye on your pony's weight.
Spot-on Flea Treatments
While we have long been concerned that
there may be nerve toxicity connected with certain spot-on flea
treatments, the strongest suggestion yet has come from a client who has
reported repeated hind limb weakness in a cat following spot-on
treatment and in another of her cats, that we had successfully treated
for megacolon, relapse after spot-on flea treatment.
This still does not amount to proof but
gives cause for concern. Remember too that the family is also exposed to
There are more natural methods
of flea control
HOLISTIC VET: This was the first
veterinary centre dedicated to alternative natural therapies in the UK (i.e. the UK's
first dedicated holistic veterinary practice) and among the first in the world.
We are centrally placed in England and offer traditional standards of
professional care. When we offer advice or treatments, the patient's interests
remain paramount and the client is in the driving seat throughout. This is
achieved through informed choice.
vet homeopathy, vet herbal medicine, vet acupuncture, chiropractic
manipulation, LASER, natural feeding and other natural and holistic therapies,
integrated into a holistic therapeutic programme and applied according to holistic principles,
offering an alternative approach to the conventional norm.
We accept no sponsorship from industry, commerce, insurance companies or any
other commercial interest and we do not depend upon product or medicine sales, so
our advice is truly independent and unaffected by profit motivation. Likewise,
we do not promote commercial activities, so our links do not promote marketing
material. We do not pay for search engine favours. Sadly, even in the holistic
and natural medicine worlds, there are vets whose advice is attended by
potential profits from product sales or links to companies.
There are still
some glitches to be sorted on this website.
Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre
was formally established in 1987, but
and practice principal, has been working in this field for more than 40
years, using acupuncture, homeopathy (homoeopathy), herbs (phytotherapy, herbal medicine or
herbalism) and other holistic, alternative or complementary therapies. A patient
will be offered an integrated programme of therapy, aimed at releasing, stimulating and
supporting the body's innate healing capability. This is truly holistic
The pages on this site are
designed to give you information and enjoyment and to aid intelligent enquiry
and research, especially from a holistic and 'natural' point of view. Please browse and feel free to
make comments. Also feel free to download material but please respect copyright.
Images and photographs are reduced in quality for the web site but are available
at original quality, upon request. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your visit.
N.B.: Images are usually 'reduced quality' to facilitate page downloading -
please ask if interested in better quality.
Please note that this site is organic in nature, being frequently updated. It is
possibly the largest in its category (over 600 pages so far) and is very comprehensive.
It is still growing, as time permits. If you cannot find what you need today, come back soon
or, to contact us, visit the
N.B.: The views expressed in this
site are those of holistic vet Christopher Day and are not necessarily those held by any
association to which he belongs or in which he may hold office.
Click here to go to
Natural or Complementary?
AVMC, we try not to be 'bogged down' by terminology, ideology or dogma. Much argument accompanies discussions
We do not mind whether we are called holistic, complementary,
alternative or natural. Likewise, it does not matter whether we are described as
a holistic, natural, herbal, homeopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture or integrated veterinary
practice. The medicine we use is the best we can offer, for
each patient and it matters not whether it is perceived as 'holistic medicine',
'alternative medicine', 'natural medicine', 'complementary medicine',
'complementary and alternative medicine' (CAM - CAVM) or 'integrated medicine'.
The emphasis is on patient care and welfare. We do not shun conventional therapy, per se,
considering its worth in each case. No truly holistic vet can ignore the
existence of conventional drugs which, while quite unable to cure chronic
disease, on rare occasions may be the only way to control distressing or painful
symptoms. It is noteworthy how much the body can achieve without drugs, however.
Our holistic and integrated service is offered in support of animal patients,
'owners' and carers and the veterinary profession. We are always willing to assist
vets in the UK and worldwide in providing integrated care for their patients,
providing the natural therapy component of
a treatment programme.
Acupuncture Vet -
Homeopathic Vet - Herbal Vet - Chiropractic Vet - Natural Vet - Holistic Vet -
Complementary Vet - Herb vet
As herb vet / herbal vet, Chris Day uses traditional
Western Herbs (veterinary phytotherapy), which naturally form the indigenous plant medicine of his
patients. As homeopathic vet, he uses many different homeopathic
methodologies, not being confined by any single doctrine in his delivery of
veterinary homeopathy. As acupuncture vet, he
uses needling, LASER stimulation, moxibustion, electro-acupuncture and
acupressure in his pursuit of veterinary acupuncture. As chiropractic vet, he examines every patient for correct skeletal
alignment and offers manipulation for those that require it (veterinary
chiropractic). As holistic vet, he
integrates these therapies, as needed and advises natural, species-suitable
feeding. As natural vet, he works closely with Nature and has a
deep respect for Nature.
Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre
is situated in the South East (sometimes also classified as South Midlands),
about an hour from London on a good run and adjacent to the Home Counties.
The first step in good science is observation
List of .pdf documents and articles, in alphabetical order
Click here to go to
"Information is power"
all photographs in this gallery are the copyright of Chris Day
Main Treatments offered (see
Homeopathic treatment - Veterinary Homeopathy
Acupuncture treatment - Veterinary Acupuncture
Herbal treatment - Veterinary Phytotherapy
Aromatherapy treatment - Veterinary Aromatherapy
Chiropractic treatment - Veterinary Chiropractic
Nutritional advice - Feeding advice
LASER treatment - LASER Therapy
Ultrasound treatment - Ultrasound Therapy
Back manipulation - Back treatment
Holistic medicine - Holistic veterinary medicine
Holistic therapy - Holistic treatment - Holistic care
Integrated Medicine (Integrative medicine)
Anthroposophical medicines - Anthroposophy
Natural medicine - Alternative medicine -
CAM - CAVM
Natural Feeding - Natural Diet
We have a deep respect for Nature and work with
Chris Day is widely known for his work as an
acupuncture vet, herbal vet, homeopathic vet, chiropractic vet, holistic vet and
natural vet, delivered in a traditional and caring environment. However, he also uses a wider spectrum of natural therapies, in
order to offer each patient the best of integrated care.
These approaches, applied as part of an
integrated therapeutic approach, represent a philosophy that is alternative to
the current conventional norm but the use of alternative therapies does not do
away with the need for a thorough examination and assessment. Nor does it
preclude the use of modern diagnostic techniques where necessary. A truly holistic vet
will take into account all these things, in addition to closely scrutinising
lifestyle, diet, environment, riding, tack, shoeing, grazing, stabling,
management etc., depending upon the species.
We avoid box rest for horses (click),
wherever possible, because of its ill effects on the horse.
Navigation advice: At the time
of writing, there are two link bars at the base of each page, the first
offering the pages 'beneath' the viewed page (plus 'welcome' and 'up') and the second offering
some common landmark pages. At the top of each page are 25 buttons
linking to various key (main) pages of the site. Each page is well
sprinkled with useful links to other relevant pages. The
CONTENTS page shows the layout of the site, for
ease of navigation.
Vet in Oxfordshire
Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre
Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday: 09.00
Tuesday: 09.00 - 1300
- the home and practice of Chris Day - holistic vet, natural vet, homeopathic
vet, acupuncture vet, herb vet and chiropractic vet with 40 years of experience in the field, practising
integrated medicine for all species. Our premises is 'lived in', with no
herbicides or pesticides used. We pride ourselves on a rich and diverse wild
life population around us. With a deep respect for Nature vet work does not need
to be environmentally unfriendly.
We invite and accept
referrals for holistic and
alternative medicine treatment.
Equine Acupuncture Referrals - Canine
Acupuncture Referrals - Feline Acupuncture Referrals
Equine Homeopathy Referrals - Canine
Homeopathy Referrals - Feline Homeopathy Referrals
We see animals holistic veterinary
treatment at the
AVMC premises and we regularly visit an area stretching from Wales to London, from Devon
to Kent, from South to North Midlands and from Bristol, the Southwest and West
Midlands to the Wash and East Anglia. Visits are mainly to see horses but we can also arrange farm visits and house calls (home visits) for
domestic pets. We see many patients from London and visit London homes.
Cage Mammal Diseases
Camelid Diseases [Llamas, Alpacas
Wild Animal Diseases
Animal species treated:
There are moves afoot to make
microchipping of all UK dogs compulsory. Read here to
examine some of the issues.
(go to Main
if you have read all this
discount on fees for
bona fide Soil Association and BDAA members
discount on fees for bona
fide home educating families.
The plight of the Tiger
"Im backing the TigerTime campaign to save the last 3,200 wild
tigers on earth. That is a shockingly low figure! One of the main
threats to the wild tiger is the continuing trade in tiger skins and
other body parts. The TigerTime team currently have 104,000
signatures on a vital petition calling for a ban on this tiger
trade. We need your help to drive this up to 250,000. If you are
shocked that the wild tiger is so threatened, please sign the
petition here www.bantigertrade.com.
If you could, please pass this on to as many other people as you
can. The situation is so dire, that only a massive show of people
power can save this iconic species. Signing the petition takes 30
seconds, I really do hope you will sign."
24th March 2012
We believe this site was
maliciously damaged on 30th July 2009. We believe this may be the work of
some sick individual or organisation that is against our work in
this field. A 'battle' was waged for several months. We hope we have now cleared the threat but it may not be
the end of the campaign.
The Home and Practice of Holistic Vet
What is Holistic?
In exceptional circumstances,
telephone and postal service can be provided, with the support
of and in cooperation
with your local vet
Complementary, Natural, Holistic or what?
Horses - Ponies
- Dogs - Cats -
Cattle - Pigs
- Sheep - Donkeys -
Goats - Deer (wild) -
Buffalo - Llamas -
Alpacas - Deer (farm) - Rabbits -
When the pursuit of technology and the
pursuit of money join forces, common sense, morals, ethics, decency and
humanity may be forgotten.
Some of the Diseases we are asked to treat:
New Forest Eye
Wounds not healing
see 'diseases' links to the left for a
more comprehensive list by species
Mr Day will give lectures or talks
on many aspects of animal welfare, animal management, natural
feeding, integrated medicine, holistic
medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs etc.
To view some of the pages (.pdf) on this site, you'll need Adobe Acrobat
Reader 8.0 or later - download it here for free:
.pdf files can take a little longer to download and
will generally open in a separate window. If not, to return to this web site from a .pdf file, press your
browser's 'BACK' button.
Chris Day is known as a holistic
horse vet, holistic dog vet and holistic cat vet but we treat all species
with integrated veterinary care, with equal pleasure and privilege. We also
have a deep interest in wildlife.
Chinham House, Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire SN7 8NQ
Tel: 01367 710324
Fax: 01367 718243
Copyright © AVMC
- March 2007
Christopher Day was one of the first holistic vets in the UK and has set up
or helped to set up academic and educational structures for homeopathic vets
in the UK and around the world. He has also been involved in the academic
side of teaching acupuncture vets and animal chiropractors.
Our office hours are:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 09.00 - 17.00
(except bank holidays)
Tuesdays: 09.00 - 13.00
We mostly see cases of intractable chronic
disease but welcome patients with any chronic or acute problems, syndromes and
Some of the conditions
that we are asked to treat:
AIHA, allergy, allergies, arthritis, aspergillosis, Aspergillus, asthma, atopy,
autoimmune, auto immune, back, back problems, backs, campylobacter, cancer, cardiomyopathy, CDRM,
CHF, Chlamydia, colitis, COPD, CRF, corneal ulcer, cruciate ligament, Cushings syndrome, cystitis,
diarrhoea, disc, DJD, dry eye,
ear problems, elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, epulis, ERU, FUS, grass sickness, headshaking, head shaking, hip dysplasia,
histiocytoma, hot spots, IBD,
IBS, incontinence, injury, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, kidney disease, lameness, laminitis,
lymphoma, mast cell tumour, mastitis,
moonblindness, navicular, new forest eye, OCD, ophthalmia, paralysis, pyoderma, RAO, recurrent uveitis, renal
failure, ringworm, Salmonella, Salmonellosis, sarcoids, skin, skin disease, spavin,
spine, spinal problems, spondylitis, spondylosis,
suspensory injury, tendon injury, tendon, ligament, ulcers, urological syndrome, urticaria, uveitis,
vaccination problems, vaccine, vaccination, vaccinosis, warts, Westie lung
disease, wobbler syndrome,
wobbler, wounds not healing.
We are also well used to
dealing with farm problems, whether from infectious or other diseases.
We treat these with various integrated
permutations of holistic and natural therapies (homeopathic, herbal, acupuncture,
chiropractic, nutritional etc.).
Treated with Natural /
Alternative / Holistic / Complementary - Therapy
www.veterinary-homeopathy.co.uk/user/htdocs (new blog) -
- www.holistic-vet.co.uk -
- www.equineacupuncturevet.co.uk -
Chris Day is a vet who qualified in 1972 and
whose parents were both extremely vocational vets. He therefore studied
veterinary life and veterinary medicine from a very early age. He started to use
homeopathy on himself, from about 10 or 11 years of age. He bought books on
veterinary acupuncture and on homeopathic medicine, while at veterinary school,
in 1969. He studied these and started to use vet homeopathy in his first year as
a vet. Herbal medicine and acupuncture followed soon after. He became fascinated
by chiropractic treatment in the mid-70s. All this explains his holistic
approach and his integrated use of the different therapies, each having been
carefully built on the previous techniques. He thus has many years of experience
in the various therapies and has been brought up in an environment in which
patient care was always paramount.
Chris Day has also contributed articles to
Squidoo, on homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs and herbal
medicine, aromatherapy, laminitis, head shaking (headshaking), foot and mouth
disease (FMD) and homeopathic medicine, farm medicine, holistic medicine, rocks,
minerals and crystals in nature, natural feeding, dogs, cats, horses and ponies,
back pain, chiropractic, geology and other topics. These are quite
light-hearted, as befits such a forum. They are more by way of introducing
casual visitors to the subjects.
Hippocrates states: "The Physician
treats, Nature heals", recognising that it is not the medicine
that heals the body but the body itself.
The AVMC offers veterinary
acupuncture, veterinary homeopathy, veterinary herb medicine (veterinary herbs /
veterinary phytotherapy), veterinary chiropractic treatment and other
'alternative medicine' options, in a friendly, homely and relaxed environment,
generally much-appreciated by our animal visitors.
Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre
Holistic vet at AVMC
- Putting the patient first
Holistic Vet - Homeopathic Vet
- Acupuncture Vet - Herbal Vet - Natural Vet - Chiropractic Vet - Herb Vet -
Veterinary Phytotherapy (Herb
medicine) - Veterinary Acupuncture - Veterinary Homeopathy
Site refers to: homeopathic vet - homeopathic veterinarian - homeopathic veterinary surgeon
- holistic vet - holistic veterinarian - holistic veterinary surgeon -
veterinary homeopathy - holistic veterinary medicine - veterinary herbal
medicine - veterinary herbalism -
acupuncture vets - homeopathic vets -
holistic vets - herbal vets -
veterinary herbs - veterinary acupuncture
- acupuncture vet - herb vet - herbal vet - integrated vet -
cat homeopathic vet dog homeopathic
vet horse homeopathic vet pony homeopathic vet - cat acupuncture vet
dog acupuncture vet horse acupuncture vet pony acupuncture vet - cats
homeopathic vet dogs homeopathic vet horses homeopathic vet ponies
homeopathic vet - cats acupuncture vet dogs acupuncture vet horses
acupuncture vet ponies acupuncture vet - cat herbal vet dog herbal vet
horse herbal vet pony herbal vet - cats herbal vet dogs herbal vet
horses herbal vet ponies herbal vet equine herbal vet canine herbal
vet feline herbal vet equine acupuncture vet canine acupuncture vet
feline acupuncture vet canine homeopathic vet feline homeopathic vet
equine homeopathic vet dog homeopathy vet dogs homeopathy vet canine
homeopathy vet equine homeopathy vet horse homeopathy vet pony
homeopathy vet horses homeopathy vet ponies homeopathy vet feline
homeopathy vet cat homeopathy vet cats homeopathy vet dog herb vet
dogs herb vet horse herb vet horses herb vet - pony herb vet ponies
herb vet - cat herb vet cats herb vet equine herb vet dog
acupuncturist cat acupuncturist horse acupuncturist pony acupuncturist
equine acupuncturist canine acupuncturist feline acupuncturist dog
homeopath cat homeopath horse homeopath pony homeopath feline
homeopath canine homeopath equine homeopath -
alternative veterinary medicine - alternative vet - integrated veterinary
medicine - equine acupuncture - equine acupuncturist - equine acupuncture
vet - horse acupuncture - horse homeopathy - homeopathy horse - acupuncture
horse - dog acupuncture - acupuncture dog - homeopathy dog - dog homeopathy
- pony acupuncture - acupuncture pony - horse back treatment - pony back
treatment - back treatment - homeopathic treatment - herbal treatment
- integrative - integrated - integrated treatment - acupuncture treatment -
alternative treatment - natural treatment - holistic treatment -
complementary treatment - chiropractic treatment - alternative - natural -
holistic - complementary - acupuncture - homeopathy - herbs - herbal -
chiropractic - chiropractic vet - horse - pony - horses - ponies - dog -
dogs - cat - cats - equine - canine - feline - donkey - ferret - goat -
rabbit - pet - pets - video link - video consultation - video - online -
holistic vet cat holistic vet cats cat
holistic vet cats holistic vet feline holistic vet holistic vet dog
holistic vet dogs dog holistic vet dogs holistic vet canine holistic
vet holistic vet horse holistic vet horses horse holistic vet horses
holistic vet equine holistic vet holistic vet pony holistic vet ponies
pony holistic vet ponies holistic vet equine holistic vet
vet - vets - phytotherapy - phytotherapy vet - Oxfordshire - Oxon - England -
UK - Britain - British Isles - Great Britain - GB - United Kingdom - Faringdon - Wantage - London - Bristol - Swindon - Oxford - complementary -
complimentary - natural cat - natural dog - natural horse - natural pony - natural donkey -
natural goat - treatment - vet
herbalist - vet homeopath - vet
acupuncturist - vet holistic - veterinary holistic - holistic vets - energy medicine - alternative veterinary medicine - complementary veterinary medicine -
holistic vet advice - holistic veterinarian - holistic veterinarians -
holistic veterinary advice - holistic advice - natural veterinary medicine - holistic veterinary medicine -
holistic veterinary practice - complementary vet - natural vet - nature vet
feeding - integrated vets - vet homeopathy
- vet homoeopathy - homoeopathic vets - nature - veterinary acupuncture - vet acupuncture - vet herbs
- holistic veterinarian - holistic veterinarians - holistic veterinary
surgeon - holistic veterinary surgeons - holistic vets
Natural vet with 40 years of experience in the field -
working with Nature for Nature