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Holistic vet - Acupuncture vet - Homeopathic vet - Herbal vet - Natural vet - Alternative vet

Putting the Patient First

The Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre, founded in March 1987 (25 years old in March 2012!), is committed to providing the various forms of alternative, natural and holistic veterinary medicine care that we offer to a high standard. We operate according to traditional values of care and service, in a relaxed and homely atmosphere. This latter is usually much appreciated by our patients!

Homeopathy (Homoeopathy), Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine (Herbs, Phytotherapy), Chiropractic Manipulation, LASER Therapy and Natural Feeding are the main medical techniques applied. If more than one therapy is deemed necessary for a patient, the therapies are carefully integrated to avoid clashes. For more information on the therapies, click on 'The Therapies' link to the left of this page.

Faringdon centre  Stanford in the Vale

The AVMC was the first dedicated alternative medicine  (holistic vet/natural vet) referral service in the UK and among the first in the world.

Christopher Day (holistic vet, homeopathic vet, acupuncture vet, herbal vet*, natural vet) has worked in the field of Natural Medicine for over 40 years.

The service is essentially a secondary referral service, in support of the veterinary profession and patients, catering for all species, including dogs, cats, horses, ponies, donkeys, goats and farm animals. Exotic animals and birds are also welcomed. For more detailed information on each species, click here.

We usually see 'small animals' (dog, cat etc. patients) at the Centre, although home visits (house calls) be arranged, if required.

We usually see horse, pony and farm animal patients at their homes, although meeting at a holistic equine premises nearby in Oxfordshire or at a mutually convenient intermediate site is also offered. Livery at an organic equine establishment for longer-term treatment courses can also be arranged.

We also offer a Video Consultation Service. This is in support of local veterinary input for the benefit of those unable to travel to us for any reason or who are inaccessible to our visiting service. This is truly international and allows holistic consultations for animals anywhere in the world.

We offer holistic veterinary advice on animal health issues for all species.

We are able to provide an equine vetting service for horses or ponies.

If you wish to view alternative medicine books that we offer for sale, click here.

For further details of our services and activities, click here.

Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre

Chinham House

Stanford in the Vale


SN7 8NQ [UK]


Tel.: 01367 710324 [International: #44 1367 710324]

Fax: 01367 718243 [International: #44 1367 718243]


e-mail: cd@alternativevet.org

main website: www.alternativevet.org

Chris Day's new Blog: www.veterinary-homeopathy.co.uk/user/htdocs/


Office Hours [UK time]

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

Tuesday: 09:00 - 13:00


Map & Directions

Our reception staff are trained in an understanding of our methods and work and are well-prepared to answer your questions.

* aka Herb Vet

www.veterinary-acupuncture.co.uk for information on acupuncture vet treatment.

www.veterinary-homeopathy.co.uk for information on homeopathic vet treatment

www.veterinary-herbal.co.uk for information on herbal vet treatment.

www.homeopathic-vet.com for information on vet homeopathic treatment.

www.naturalfeeding.co.uk for information on natural feeding for horses, dogs & cats.

www.equineacupuncturevet.co.uk for information on equine acupuncture (acupuncture for horses).

www.acupuncture-animals.co.uk information on veterinary acupuncture.

www.veterinary-holistic.co.uk holistic vet at work


Is someone who uses these therapies a 'natural vet', an alternative vet', a 'complementary vet' or a holistic vet'? We think the precise nomenclature is not as important as the service offered and the patient care provided. However, for those who are interested in these terminologies, we have a page discussing the issues around each.


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Holistic vet service: Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre, Chinham House, High Street, Stanford in the Vale, Oxon SN7 8NQ (UK)

Tel.: 01367 710324 - Fax: 01367 718243

International: Tel.: +44 (0)1367 710324 - Fax: +44 (0)1367 718243

email: cd@alternativevet.org - main website www.alternativevet.org