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AVMC - Holistic Veterinary Medicine

About Us

Holistic Vet Chris Day
one of our 'rescues'

Holistic Vet - Putting the Patient First

Main Site
(over 600 pages of information and opinion): www.alternativevet.org
The Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre offers a referral or second opinion service in holistic veterinary medicine (Veterinary Acupuncture, Veterinary Herbal medicine, Veterinary Homeopathy, Natural Feeding, Veterinary Chiropractic Manipulation etc.), for any species of animal and for any problem and offers an online Video Consultation Service for those who cannot travel to us (see below).

We concentrate on stimulating and assisting the body's own healing capability, removing obstacles to healing and enhancing welfare. This is the holistic method. We do not specialise in any particular species (we enjoy working with all species), disease or organ system and we use a wide range of natural and holistic therapies.
We also offer on-line holistic video consultations in support of a patient's local veterinary practices, for those who are too distant to travel, who live abroad or who cannot travel to us for other reasons. This service is also available for horses.

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Holistic Vet Christopher Day

The AVMC is actively involved in research (clinical research and trial work, NOT laboratory animal experimentation), teaching, education in general, authorship and in animal welfare projects.

Origins of the AVMC
Christopher Day, holistic vet, founded the AVMC in 1987, possibly the first dedicated alternative medicine veterinary practice in the UK. However, he had been using homeopathy in practice, since 1972 and on himself for many years before that.

Chinham House was his family home, a country veterinary practice run by his parents, both of whom were vets. However, as contemporary veterinary medicine developed along less traditional lines, with differing values and as the demand for his holistic treatment increased, Mr Day found that he was unable to continue to run the practice, which had grown to a thriving five-man practice with four centres. He therefore set out on the dedicated specialist alternative / holistic route. The premises is a traditional farm house and smallholding, on which no pesticides, agro-chemicals etc. are used. It is run on organic and biodynamic management principles and accommodates 2 acres of wildlife reserve.

Therapies offered:
Holistic treatment
Veterinary Homeopathy (Homoeopathy)
Veterinary Acupuncture
Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Tissue Salts
Aromatherapy (Essential Oils)
Bach Flowers (Flower Essences)
Chiropractic Manipulation
LASER Therapy
Natural Diet/Nutrition/Feeding

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We folow holistic principles

Our Philosophy

In keeping with holistic practice, we strongly believe in the need for a deep respect for Nature, for animals and for animal life. We strive to maintain activities which do not adversely affect animal life or their environment and to avoid those that might. We have a positive environmental policy and have done so from the outset. We do not support vivisection or animal experimentation.

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Holistic Dog

Holistic Cat

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Chinham House
Stanford in the Vale
SN7 8NQ (UK)
Telephone: 01367 710324 (International: #44 1367 710324)
Fax: 01367 718243 (International: #44 1367 718243)
Out-of-hours emergencies: Local clients: 01367 242777
(distant clients contact your own veterinary practice)