Welcome to the Natural Medicine Centre
11 Southgate Road
01707 - 662058
For everything you need to know about natural medicines and therapies for pets (and we even treat people too!).
Holistic and homeopathic vet in Herts
The NMC was set up in Potters Bar over fifteen years ago to specialise in natural treatments for pets. Its director, Richard Allport BVet Med. Vet MFHom MRCVS, has more than twenty years’ experience in treatment with homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicines for pets.
Holistic and homeopathic vet in London
Richard also sees patients in West London on Wednesdays each week at the Bayswater Referral Centre.
Treatment for dogs, cats and rabbits
Does your dog suffer from eczema, colitis, arthritis or epilepsy? Is your cat affected by asthma, cystitis or viral disease? Has your rabbit got dermatitis or chronic snuffles? These are just a few of the conditions that often respond well to natural medicines.
For information on how natural therapies can help your pet, for details on consultations at the centre or via the internet, to buy natural medicines online, or to contact us for advice, click on the relevant section. For a history of the centre and our homeopathic vet click on Read more below or browse our site to find out more about homeopathy for pets.
HISTORY OF CENTRE
The Natural Medicine Centre was opened in July 1996 in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, UK and was one of the first veterinary centres to specialise in natural therapies for pets. The director, Richard Allport, qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK in 1973. After ten years as a veterinary surgeon in general practice, he began to specialise in holistic medicines. In July 1996 he opened the NMC as a referral centre for pets, offering treatments with acupuncture, homoeopathy, flower essence and herbal medicine for pets. Richard has been joined by other therapists so that the centre now offers osteopathy, physiotherapy, natural nutrition and healing for pets.
The NMC now also offers natural treatments for people, with therapists available for healing, homoeopathy, osteopathy, acupuncture and specialist massage.
Richard also visits a referral centre in Bayswater, London, UK once a week; and consultations are also available via the internet for those unable to travel to Potters Bar or Bayswater, if there is no other holistic vet within reasonable travelling distance.
Richard is a past president of the British Association of Homoeopathic Veterinary Surgeons, and holds the qualification of Veterinary Member o the Faculty of Homoeopathy (VetMFHom). He is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, and the European Herbal Veterinary Medical Association. Richard has written several books on natural medicines for pets, writes regular columns in Dogs Today and Cat World magazines, and has appeared regularly on radio and TV programmes.
Advice about your pet's health
You can consult Richard Allport by e mail about your pet's problems, if you have no qualified holistic veterinary surgeon available within reasonable travelling distance. For ethical reasons, your own veterinary practice will need to provide a copy of the medical records of your pet to Richard and agree to him treating your pet.
This agreement and the records may be posted, faxed, or e mailed.
We will also need you to complete a patient record form - a questionnaire about your pet – this can be e mailed to you or you can download it HERE. Richard can then give advice on natural remedies and supplements which are likely to help with the problems from which your pet is suffering.
Dose rates will be advised.
If any remedies mentioned are unavailable locally, they can be supplied by the Natural Medicine Centre.
Advice given in this manner is never as good as seeing the patient at a consultation. However, many patients have been successfully helped by such ‘long distance’ advice.
There is a fee of £80.00 (British pounds sterling) for this service. Payment should be made by credit card or debit card, unless a cheque made out in British pounds sterling is available, or a bank transfer is set up.
Card details may be posted, faxed, ‘phoned, or you can buy the consultation at the Centre.
For any follow up advice, a fee of £20.00 to £40.00 is charged, depending on the time taken and complexity of the problem. Please note that it is a condition of any agreement to provide advice that the agreement is subject to the jurisdiction of UK law only.