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The Homeopathic Vet

The work of a HOMEOPATHIC VET explained

Homeopathic Veterinary Services offered by Chris Day - Click here

Chris Day is a fully-qualified homeopathic vet (Veterinary Fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy), who treats all species of animal and will happily travel to see patients.



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"Veterinary homeopathy has been a source of inspiration, fun, challenge and fulfilment for my entire veterinary career to date. I can heartily recommend it to any young vet who has felt the limitations of conventional medicine." - Chris Day - homeopathic vet - 2012

The HOMEOPATHIC VET (homoeopathic vet, homeopathic veterinarian or veterinary homeopath) is one who not only uses homeopathic medicines but also uses homeopathic principles, when examining and prescribing for a patient or group of animals. The fully committed homeopathic way of working and patient care also demand observance of deep holistic principles, for correct application. This is a fundamental part of the approach that is built into the methodology and includes diet work and a study of the animal's environment and personal circumstances.

At the AVMC, unlike many homeopathic vets, Chris Day does not sell, advise or use conventional vaccines. As a homeopathic vet of 40 years' experience, he has observed that a large proportion of chronic disease, when a start date can be defined, starts within three months of a vaccine event. He is willing to discuss alternative methodology (nosodes) with clients. His own animals are never vaccinated conventionally.

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Homeopathic vets in the UK officially only date from 1982, with the formation of the BAHVS, although there were vets using homeopathy before that. Chris Day has, among others, provided training for homeopathic vets, on a national and international basis.

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He has conducted homeopathic vet training in the USA, Sweden, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Latvia and for Japanese homeopathic vets.

The first homeopathic consultation with a homeopathic vet differs from the conventional one in some key areas and usually takes longer, in order to allow for proper holistic application. While this may result in higher initial costs, the overall cost of a successful case is usually very low when compared with other methods.

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A prescription supplied by a homeopathic vet is based not upon the name of the 'disease' or 'presenting complaint' but rather upon the whole picture presented by the individual patient. Because of this need for individualisation, three different  patients with the same named disease may very possibly receive three different homeopathic medicines. Equally, the homeopathic vet might prescribe the same remedy for many different named conditions, if the patients involved exhibit appropriate signs and indicators.

The training of a homeopathic vet: In the UK, many practices and individuals have started to use some homeopathic medicines. A smaller number have gone on to study in post-graduate courses run by Faculty-Accredited Training Centres, in order to learn proper application. Fewer still have put their development to the test by taking the Faculty of Homeopathy examination: VetMFHom. The Faculty of Homeopathy has also created some veterinary 'Fellows' (VetFFHom) in recognition of their service and contribution to the advancement of homeopathy. The Faculty also importantly defines bounds of competence for those who take its examinations. For instance, LFHom(Vet) is awarded to those who have carried out preliminary study and have passed a basic entry-level examination. Holders of this preliminary qualification are not expected or encouraged to invite or to accept referrals from other practices or to undertake independent homeopathic practice. Homeopathic vets are usually members of the BAHVS and sometimes of the Faculty of Homeopathy. There is a Code of Practice, up to which members of each of these bodies have signed.

Homeopathic vets may or may not use other forms of complementary and alternative medicine alongside their use of veterinary homeopathy.

In the UK, many practices and individual homeopathic vets have started to advertise their use of homeopathic medicines. These will not yet all be working on proper homeopathic or holistic principles or providing essential diet work but there is at least increased interest and usage in the profession, which has to be considered a step forward. As an individual homeopathic vet's experience builds, so will the philosophy and methodology.

In the USA, there are a great many homeopathic veterinarians (

The Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre (AVMC) offers Veterinary Homeopathy:

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At the AVMC, we use thorough and detailed holistic methodology, with integrated alternative and complementary medicine methods. Chris Day, homeopathic vet (vet homeopath) and holistic vet, has more than 40 years of experience in veterinary homeopathy and more than 30 years experience in veterinary acupuncture and is willing to share experiences, understanding and ideas with veterinary colleagues, other homeopathic vets, veterinary students and animal 'owners'.

We also offer an on-line Video Consultation Service, for those who are unable to travel to see us, whether through illness, disability, distance or foreign residence. This is a truly international option, allowing access to our services from home, anywhere in the world.

Homeopathic vet at work: Conditions in which the AVMC has found Veterinary Homeopathy (e.g. equine homeopathy, canine homeopathy, feline homeopathy) to be particularly helpful are:

autoimmune disorder, atopy, allergy, chronic disease of all types, chronic diarrhoea, skin problems, pruritus, hot spots, urticaria, arthritis, COPD, elbow dysplasia, laminitis, headshaking, corneal ulcer, new forest eye, ringworm, calf pneumonia, pasteurellosis (pasteurella), hip dysplasia, heart problems, heart failure, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, immune mediated conditions, photosensitivity (photosensitisation), mud fever, arthritis, 'virus', autoimmune disease, pemphigus, atopy, allergy, pruritus, colitis, IBD (IBS), navicular, ringbone, spavin, recurrent uveitis, periodic ophthalmia, ERU, OCD, DJD.

We see animals for homeopathic vet consultation 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 and West Midlands to the Wash and East Anglia. Visits are mainly to see horses but we can also arrange house calls (home visits) for domestic pets. We see many patients from London and visit London homes.

Lectures and Talks

Mr Day will give lectures or talks on many aspects of animal welfare, natural feeding, animal management, holistic medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs, integrated medicine etc. These talks are usually based on experience rather than theory and reflect a 40-year career in holistic medicine and veterinary homeopathy.

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An overview of the work of a holistic vet & the therapies involved

Explaining the work of a homeopathic vet - veterinary homeopathy


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Chris Day is a homeopathic vet and holistic vet who qualified from Cambridge in 1972 and whose parents were both extremely vocational, caring and ethical vets. He therefore studied veterinary life and veterinary medicine from a very early age. He started to use homeopathy on himself, from about ten or eleven 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-nineteen-seventies. All this explains his holistic approach, his dedication to patient care and his integrated use of the different therapies, each having been carefully built on the previously-studied 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.

Biographic detail: Christopher Day was involved at the outset of the organisation for UK homeopathic vets (BAHVS) and has set up the academic and educational structures for UK homeopathic vets (Faculty of Homeopathy) and helped with similar work for international homeopathic vets (IAVH). He established what was possibly the first holistic vet practice in the UK, in 1987, in a room in the family home. This later expanded.


At the AVMC, we offer Horse Homeopathy, Dog Homeopathy, Cat Homeopathy and Homeopathy for other species, on demand.


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Veterinary Homeopathy acts by providing an energetic stimulus to the body's endogenous healing and harmonising processes. Veterinary homeopathy may be used alone or in integrated conjunction with other therapies. It is a holistic therapy.


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also known as: homeopathic veterinary surgeon - homeopathic veterinarian - veterinary homeopath - homoeopathic veterinary surgeon - homoeopathic veterinarian - veterinary homoeopath

Chris Day, holistic vet, herb vet, acupuncture vet, homeopathic vet, was introduced to homeopathy and holistic methodology during his childhood and has been in practice for 40 years, placing him now among the most experienced holistic veterinarians. He uses herbal medicine, veterinary acupuncture, veterinary homeopathy, chiropractic and other therapeutic methodologies, in an integrated service, in his quest for patient health and welfare.

Homeopathic vet at AVMC - Putting the patient first

Veterinary homeopathy is without side effects

Veterinary homeopathy is safe in all species

Veterinary homeopathy is safe for all ages, including during pregnancy or suckling

Veterinary homeopathy requires no laboratory animal experimentation

Veterinary homeopathy treats the patient, not the symptom

Veterinary homeopathy does not suppress symptoms or signs of disease

Veterinary homeopathy stimulates the body's own healing ability

Veterinary homeopathy operates at the bio-energetic level


The homeopathic vet treats the whole patient

The homeopathic vet does not suppress symptoms

The homeopathic vet requires to know the patient

The homeopathic vet takes into account demeanour, diet, lifestyle, behaviour and appearance


Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre

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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, Chris is the UK's longest serving homeopathic vet and holistic vet.


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