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The Alternative Vet (AVMC) treats animals of all species (horses, ponies, dogs, cats, donkeys, goats, cattle, pigs, sheep, domestic fowl (poultry), birds, reptiles etc.) with natural medicine (also variously known as ‘holistic medicine', ‘complimentary medicine', ‘CAVM' or ‘alternative medicine') and campaigns for animal welfare and the environment, on many fronts. Therapies used include acupuncture, herbal medicine (‘phytotherapy', ‘herb medicine', ‘herbs' or ‘herbalism'), homeopathy (‘homoeopathy' or ‘homœopathy'), chiropractic manipulation, Schuessler tissue salts (Schussler, Schüßler or Schüssler), aromatherapy (essential oils), Bach flowers (Flower Essences) and nutritional therapy (diet, nutrition, natural feeding).

The work includes consultations at the premises and visits to farms, homes and horse yards (stables). There is a Video Consultation Service, for those unable to come to the AVMC, whether living abroad or in remoter parts of the UK.

The AVMC sells books on natural medicine and natural feeding.

The AVMC supports organic farming and offers a discount to holders of the Soil Association symbol and to those ‘in conversion'.

Christopher D MRCVS has provided services as ‘expert witness' in animal-related cases, both for prosecution and defence.


N.B.: 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. Although we specialize in alternative therapies, seeking alternatives to conventional drug therapy, 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 program.

As herb vet / herbal vet, Chris Day uses traditional Western Herbs, which naturally form the indigenous plant medicine of his patients. As homeopathic vet, we use many different homeopathic methodologies, not being confined by any single doctrine. As acupuncture vet, we use needling, LASER stimulation, moxibustion, electro-acupuncture and acupressure. As chiropractic vet, we examine every patient for correct skeletal alignment and offers manipulation for those that require it. As holistic vet, we integrate these therapies, as needed and advises natural, species-suitable feeding.

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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.).

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.

Natural Medicine Lectures and Talks

Mr D 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.

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