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AVMC – 25 years old in March 2012!

Having used alternative medicine since 1972, Chris D 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 holistic vet and homeopathic vet experienced in a wide range of species and 30 years experience as acupuncture vet.

What We Offer

One-stop service for veterinary homeopathy, veterinary acupuncture, veterinary herbs, veterinary chiropractic, LASER therapy and other natural therapies, for all species.




The Work

Contact information

Our Web Site



Visiting distant clients

Visit Appointments

ECG procedure

Holistic Horse       |        Holistic Dog        |        Holistic Cat         |         Holistic Farm

Our office hours are:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 09.00 – 17.00 (except bank holidays)

Tuesdays: 09.00 – 13.00

The AVMC is primarily a referral centre, for homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and other holistic, complimentary and alternative medicines. We invite referrals from the veterinary profession for homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, back problems etc., for dogs, cats, horses, ponies, farm animals and all species.

However, having been in the thick of alternative medicine for many years, we are involved in many other activities. Among these are teaching, education, lecturing, publishing and clinical research.

These pages describe our referral services and show the ancillary services of the AVMC, in research, in education, in welfare, in consultancy work, in Expert Witnessing and in publication.

We are happy to advise farms on Health Plans, companies on Natural Medicine and Nutritional matters and clients or veterinary surgeons on anything to do with our work, as described on this website. We offer holistic veterinary advice.

We hold a massive stock of homeopathic medicines, herbal preparations, biochemic tissue salts, Bach flower essences, nosodes, natural nutritional supplements etc.

The AVMC is conducting objective analysis of clinical outcomes from cases seen. These results are being updated on an ongoing basis. To view them, click here.

Veterinary Referrals Visits Diet and Nutritional Advice
Farm Nutrition Farm Management Converting to Organic
Vet Student Extra-Mural Education & Lectures Referrals by AVMC
Horse Rescue Work Homes Wanted/Offered Lost & Found
AVMC Publications Chris Day's CV Expert Witness
Academic Services Outcome Study Research
Industry Therapies Species
Video Link Disabled Services Our Website
ECG Videos Horse Vetting – Pony Vetting

Meeting at a local holistic livery yard

Referrals to AVMC

The Consultation



Contact us

ECG service available

Regret no student vacancies at present

We see animals 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.

[a look at less complex procedures as a possible alternative to modern veterinary procedures]

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 practice.

Video Consultation Service

for distant treatment of animals unable to travel to AVMC

The AVMC accepts referrals in Veterinary Acupuncture, Veterinary Homeopathy, Veterinary Herbal Medicine, back problems in dogs, back problems in horses, back problems in cats, back problems in all species.

All cases seen by appointment only.

Main Treatments offered (see Therapies):

  • Homeopathic treatment
  • Acupuncture treatment
  • Herbal treatment (Phytotherapy)
  • Aromatherapy treatment
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Nutritional advice – Feeding advice
  • LASER treatment
  • Ultrasound treatment
  • Back manipulation – Back treatment
  • Bach Flowers
  • Holistic medicine – Holistic veterinary medicine
  • Flower Essences
  • Tissue Salts
  • Holistic therapy – Holistic treatment – Holistic care
  • Holistic advice
  • Natural medicine – Alternative medicine – complimentary medicine
  • CAM – CAVM
  • Integrative medicine – Integrated medicine
  • Natural Feeding – Natural Diet

HorsePonyDogCatCattlePigSheepDonkeyGoatDeer (wild)BuffaloLlamaAlpacaDeer (farm)RabbitFerretCanineFelineEquine

Chris D is mainly known for his work as an acupuncture vet, herbal vet, homeopathic vet, chiropractic vet, holistic vet and natral vet. However, he also uses a wider spectrum of natural therapies, in order to offer each patient the best of integrated care.

These approaches 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 holistic vet will take into account all these things, in addition to closely scrutinizing lifestyle, diet, environment, riding, tack, shoeing, grazing, stabling, management etc., depending upon the species.

At the AVMC, we try not to be ‘bogged down' by terminology or ideology. Much argument accompanies discussions on nomenclature. We do not mind whether we are called holistic, complimentary, 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 practice is the best we can offer, for each patient and it matters not whether it is perceived as holistic medicine, alternative medicine, complimentary medicine, natural medicine, complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM – CAVM) or integrated medicine. We offer traditional standards of professional care, in an integrated package.

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 favors. 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.

Dog Acupuncture Horse Acupuncture Cat Acupuncture
Dog Herbs Horse Herbs Cat Herbs
Dog Homeopathy Horse Homeopathy Cat Homeopathy

Contact us

We receive many emails seeking advice. We reserve the right to make a charge for time spent on these, depending upon the nature of the enquiry and the time taken. Discretion is exercised. Of course, enquiries about our services would not incur a charge.

AVMC – 25 years old in March 2012!

Having used alternative medicine since 1972, Chris D established the AVMC as a dedicated Holistic Veterinary practice in March 1987.

Chris D is the UK's longest serving homeopathic vet and holistic vet with 40 years of experience in the field of natural medicine and 30 years experience as an acupuncture vet.

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