Issues relevant to Animal Welfare and Well-Being
At the Alternative Vet (AVMC), we rightly or wrongly involve ourselves in many issues that impinge, in one way or another, upon the welfare or survival of our fellow creatures. Since we are holistic in our approach and work, we do not feel able to place comfortable boundaries around our interpretation of duty to animals. Furthermore, we do not restrict this interest simply to those domestic species (dog, cat, horse, pony, goat, donkey, pig, cattle, sheep etc.), presented to us by our clients. The veterinary oath requires that we attend properly to animal welfare and, at the AVMC, we take this seriously and interpret it in a wide sense. We include in this website some of these issues, admittedly peripheral to our main work, which we feel to be very relevant to animal welfare and Nature. We maintain that with a deep respect for nature vet practice should be environmentally friendly.
These pages will highlight some of the major issues facing animals and man today.
“We are part of the earth and it is part of us.
The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer,
the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers.
The rocky crests, the juices in the meadow, the body heat
of the pony and man – all belong to the same family.
………………………. If all the beasts were gone,
men would die from a great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man.
All things are connected.”
Chief Seathl – circa 1855 (click here for full text)
Main Treatments offered by the AVMC:
- Homeopathic treatment
- Acupuncture treatment
- Herbal treatment (Phytotherapy)
- Aromatherapy treatment
- Chiropractic treatment
- Nutritional advice – Feeding advice
- LASER treatment
- Ultrasound treatment
- Back manipulation
- Bach Flowers
- Holistic medicine – Holistic veterinary medicine
- Flower Essences
- Tissue Salts
- Holistic therapy – Holistic treatment – Holistic animal care – Integrated medicine
- Holistic advice
- Natural medicine – Alternative medicine – complimentary medicine
- CAM – CAVM
- Natural Feeding – Natural Diet
- Integrated medicine (Integrative medicine)
Some of the conditions that we are asked to treat: abscess, 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.).
We have a deep respect for Nature and we work with Nature
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.
“Modern man does not experience himself as a part of nature but as an outside force destined to dominate and conquer it. He even talks of a battle with nature, forgetting that, if he won the battle, he would find himself on the losing side.”
E. F. Schumacher (1911 – 1977)