Holistic Veterinarian in Wales
Who are Chirovet Wales?
Chirovet Wales is a holistic veterinary practice in Wales that is catering for your horse, dog, cat and farm animals through holistic care. Julia, the veterinary surgeon, has got over 10 years’ experience in holistic medicine. She specialises in Traditional Chinese medicine and adds aspects from the western holistic approach to the treatment. Having been a conventional vet prior to specialising, she knows how important it is to approach the problems from all sides. Julia and her family (husband, two boys plus horses, dogs, chicken, guinea fowl, sheep, pigs, ferrets and a cat) moved recently to Wales from Kent. She brings her knowledge and experience to Wales having been established in her practice in the South East England for well over 10 years. Julia is helped by her husband Guy who takes bookings and is the man behind the scene plus Jane who is managing the office side of things.
Holistic to us means that we look at all aspects that have an impact on your animal. We take into account the animals surrounding influences like environment, lifestyle and management, food, work, exercise and goals that you might have. The treatment for sports horses competing at high level or to a retired horse will be done with the same care and intensity depending on the needs of the patient. This applies too whether we are improving the trainability of a working dog or treating an indoor cat. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are very powerful tools that improve the animals on a wide range whether it is behaviour, pain management, lameness or digestive issues just to name a few.
What is a Holistic Veterinarian?
A holistic veterinarian is a veterinary surgeon who works in a holistic way. It is mostly understood that this means that a holistic vet doesn’t use conventional medicine- this is only partially true. If your animal needs conventional drugs we are often able to help to reduce the dosage and or decrease the side effects. At Chirovet Wales based in mid Wales, we don’t prescribe any conventional drugs- this is down to your conventional vet who specialises in their area. We work together with your conventional vet to help your animal from all sides.
When we have your animal under our care we look at all aspects that have an impact on your animal. This means that will assess firstly of course the reason you are coming for- for example a skin problem- and then will look at everything that could and has an impact ion your pet. Some animal react via the skin to stress, which might not always be obvious to you. We will ask about your feeding management-kibble/ raw/ home-cooked and find the best option for you. At Chirovet Wales we are very fond of