Homeopathy & animals

homeopathic vets treat a range of conditions including arthritis, dermatitis, lameness, diarrhea, anxiety and kidney failure

A veterinary surgeon trained in homeopathy will know when it is most effective to use homeopathic medicine, conventional medicine or a combination of both. Homeopathy can be used equally well for minor conditions and for more chronic problems when prolonged treatment may be required. 

A 2007 pilot study found that 80% of the 767 animals that took part improved after homeopathic treatment. Patients were mainly cats and dogs but horses and some other smaller animals also took part. Find out more about animals and homeopathy in the Homeopathy Stories section. 


Veterinary surgeons who practise homeopathy are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and must retain their professional membership of this body in order to practise. It is illegal to treat animals if you are not a qualified veterinary surgeon.

Finding a homeopathic vet

Find a homeopathic vet in your area using our Find A Homeopath search engine. Most  homeopathic vets ask new patients to contact the veterinary surgeon  with whom their pets are registered for permission to provide a  homeopathic consultation and treatment. When asking for an appointment  you should check if this is the case.

In addition to our list, the British Association of Homeopathic  Veterinary Surgeons (BAHVS) provides a list of vets trained in  homeopathy. Some BAHVS vets have gained the Faculty of Homeopathy’s  veterinary qualifications VetMFHom or VetFFHom. Visit the BAHVS website.

Homeopathy can also be extremely effective in the treatment of farm animals as vet Geoff Johnson explains in this video...