Christopher Day MA VetMB CertIAVH VetFFHom MRCVS Christopher Day, the son of two veterinary surgeons, qualified in Veterinary
Medicine from Cambridge University in 1972, at the age of 25. During his studies, he won the Allen & Hanbury's
Parasitology Prize, in 1970. He also studied Agricultural Sciences while at Cambridge (invaluable for his
current work on health programmes for organic farms).
He never wanted to be anything other than a vet and kept his own small flock of breeding
sheep, milking cow, milking goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese etc., on his parents' smallholding, from an early age.
This was extremely informative and provided invaluable animal handling and management experience.
He spent his first year out of college gaining veterinary
experience in Burnley, Lancashire, before joining his parents’ mixed practice in Oxfordshire. He began studying homeopathy
when 13, treating himself for injuries and illnesses throughout his subsequent school and university days. He bought books
on the subject and studied them, during his time at University.
His use of homeopathy on animals started when he qualified and steadily increased until,
by 1982, he rarely needed to use any conventional drugs. He now runs the Alternative Veterinary
Medicine Centre in rural S. Oxfordshire, which he founded in 1987. He is a founder member of the British
Association for Homoeopathic Veterinary Surgeons, of which he was Hon. Sec. for more than twenty-five
years. This organisation is a focus for veterinary homeopathy in the UK and celbrated its 30th birthday in June 2012. He gained
Membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy (VetMFHom) in 1987, (the world’s first holder of a veterinary
homeopathic qualification) and established courses for veterinarians, later becoming Veterinary Dean of the
Faculty. In 1991, he was elected Fellow (VetFFHom), for his services to homeopathy.
From 1980, he studied acupuncture, which
is now also a major part of his practice. He travelled widely, in Europe and the USA, to study both homeopathy and acupuncture.
He has also studied herbal medicine and other alternatives. These extra modalities have served to remove
the need for drugs, except in very few cases. He was External Assessor for the IVAS/ABVA Veterinary Acupuncture courses, which
were held at Exeter University. He has served as External Examiner for
the McTimoney Animal Chiropractic examinations.
He was the first President and a founder-member of the International
Association for Veterinary Homoeopathy and has served a second term of office. Veterinarians from around the world
join this society, which furthers education and development in veterinary homeopathy worldwide. He has the Certificate of
the IAVH, at examiner level. He was a Vice-President of Doctors & Lawyers for Responsible Medicine. He
is acknowledged as a leading expert on veterinary homeopathy, giving lectures and holding courses around the world.
He has held three-day courses
in USA, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and the UK. In 2008, he co-hosted a three-day course for a delegation of Japanese vets, held
in Dorset, UK. He has lectured and taught in many countries. He has also twice lectured on the integrated use of homeopathy
and acupuncture, in the USA (for IVAS) and has lectured there in holistic medicine (for AHVMA).
He has lectured in dairy cattle nutrition and on healthy horse pasture management in the UK and has debated on animal experimentation.
He has a strong interest
in animal welfare, lecturing on this and related topics and serving both on national and on international committees.
He has written 10 books
on various aspects of natural medicine and diet and is co-author or contributor to more
than 20 other books on natural and holistic medicine topics. Several more titles are in preparation. In 2009, he celebrated
the 25th anniversary of his first book. In 2012, he celebrated 25 years of the AVMC.
His greatest passion is still
the medical treatment of animals. He treats all species of animals in the UK and, occasionally, elsewhere in Europe and the
world. He travels widely in the UK, visiting horses for holistic assessment and treatment, having long experience
in dietary management, comfortable saddling and chiropractic work, in addition
to his natural medicine expertise. He advises farms on holistic health programmes (with a special interest in organic farming
methods), industry on natural medicine topics and individuals on management of their animals.
Working address: Alternative Veterinary Medicine
Centre: Chinham House, Stanford-in-the- Vale, Nr. Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8NQ UK - Tel: #44 (0)1367
710324; Fax: #44 (0)1367 718243
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