British Association of Veterinary Herbalists
British Association of Veterinary Herbalists (BAVH) are a UK based non-profit organisation representing the growing body of vets using herbal medicines to treat animals. Qualified vets are the only people able to prescribe herbal medicines to animals in the UK. The BAVH can help you find a vet nearby who offers herbal options in treating companion or farm animals.
Nicki Froescheis MRCVS
Nicki Froescheis graduated in veterinary medicine at the University of Munich in 2001 and has been a member of the British Association of Veterinary Herbalists since 2009.Appointments available through White Lion Veterinary Clinic, County Durham,North East England
Samantha Coe BVetMed MRCVS
Samantha graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1994 and has been working in small animal practice ever since. She uses herbs and homeopathy as well as nutritional therapies in her day to day practice at Mayfield Vet in East Sussex.
Christine Fife BVM&S MRCVS
Christine Fife BVM&S MRCVS, principal veterinary surgeon, moved to Sturminster Newton in 2000 upon purchasing the Blackmore Vale Veterinary Practice.After qualifying from Edinburgh University, she spent several years in mixed farm, small animal and specialist equine practices across the UK and abroad also setting up and running the veterinary unit of a rescue centre.This experience and depth of knowledge has facilitated the expansion of the surgery, transforming it into a local centre of excellence.Christine likes, if possible, to take a holistic view of the patient, taking the whole patient history into account, not just the disease presented. She has recently become a veterinary herbalist, is member of the British Association of Veterinary Herbalists and can also offer acupuncture for pain relief in cats and dogs.
Vicky Payne, BMedVet. MRCVS
Vicky Payne, BMedVet. MRCVS, qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2001. She has worked in a variety of small animal and mixed practice Veterinaries since then, and has developed her interests in holistic medicine, pain management and geriatric animals. In 2005, as a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, she undertook training toward the ABVA Certificate. Only a qualified Veterinary surgeon can make diagnoses, prescribe treatments for and perform acupuncture on animals.In 2006 she began a certificate course in Veterinary Herbal Medicine. She offers a home visit service for clients in the Hastings, Battle and Bexhill areas. Visits further afield are sometimes possible by special arrangement. Appointments for acupuncture and holistic consultations are available at Goudhurst Vets and Equine Clinic and ompanion Care Veterinary Surgery, Inside Pets at Home in Eastbourne
Clive Ashworth, BVSc, MRCVS
Clive qualified from Bristol University in 1982 and joined the Sherwood Veterinary Group practice in 1986. He became a partner in 1989 and works predominantly at the Hanworth Road branch.He has a keen interest in alternative herbal veterinary medicine as well as conventional therapy.Sherwood veterinary Group have surgeries in Hampton and Ashford.
Nick Thompson BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS.
Holisticvet is a veterinary consultancy based in Bath, North Somerset and offers homeopathy, acupuncture and nutritional advice for horses, dogs and cats throughout the world.Nick sees patients in London, at the Hyde Park Veterinary Centre, every fortnight, on a Wednesday. Most of the time he’s based in Bath, doing small animal work, or seeing horses.