Links to Colleagues

Our priority is your pet’s well being, and sometimes, we need to involve your own vet to rule out medical problems which could be affecting your pet’s behaviour.  Occasionally, there are deeper issues which perhaps more conventional treatments don’t quite get to the bottom of, and through supporting my own pets, I have found some really talented people with a variety of methods of helping,  here are links to some of them:

Dr Nick Thompson

Holistic Vet

Nick is a compassionate vet with a flare for seeing a clear way through challenging cases. He has a special interest in nutrition, and has taught me more than I can recall !

His practice is calm and peaceful, not many dogs enjoy a vet visit, a visit to Nick is a very different experience.  Nick’s support of the humans involved is exemplary, too.

I often ask Nick to help where I believe a change of diet is key to helping a dog, and he often adds lots more than I anticipate when seeking his help.

Dr Iris Ege

A.P. Vet

Iris is a vet also qualified in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She impresses me with her extreme empathy with her patients.  I have come to know and respect her more and more through helping her with her gorgeous whippet puppy.

She is also a keen rider and a great help when there seems to be an issue with pain in a horse which hasn’t been got to the bottom of.

She is particularly interested in biomechanics, and helping horses to use their bodies to the best of their ability.

Tony Nevin

Zoo Ost Ltd

Tony is a very, very experienced osteopath who I firstly tested on myself (after a rather dramatic flying lesson from my dear little pony !!), so I truly can personally vouch for his skills !

Tony has treated my horses for a few years now (often in conjunction with Lindsay Brazil) and the difference he makes is remarkable.  For me, the most important thing is that he lets them choose the pace and what they need, he really listens to each animal on each occasion that he sees them.  Tony’s sense of humour helps, too !

Gemma Hodson

All About Dog Therapy

I met Gemma very briefly at a local networking meeting, and the universe was determined that that should go further, as I then discovered she was a friend of Rachel Windsor-Knott, and also very highly regarded as a TTouch practitioner by Janet Finlay, who is someone I hold in very high regard!

Eventually, we properly got together for a chat, and Gemma now treats my dogs regularly, to their great benefit. Gemma has over 30 years experience with dogs, is a Tellington TTouch Training & Behaviour Practitioner for Companion Animals offering 121’s, workshops and talks around the UK and Europe. In 2018 she qualified as a Canine Musculoskeletal Therapist (Dist) through ICAT and is currently on a journey into the world of Applied Zoopharmacognosy.
I’m really happy to recommend Gemma’s work, she is very skilled, has a lovely manner (to humans and canines!) and her work coordinates exceptionally well with ours.

Bryony Tompkins

Cotswold Hound

We’re pleased to recommend Bryony and her team for walking and home boarding. They are all investing time and effort in learning more about dogs so that they can provide the best possible service whilst your dog is in their care.

We work together and the team call upon us—to advise how to make a dog’s walk or holiday as enjoyable as possible—if they have a concern (and sometimes to help owners to fix unreliable recalls or pulling on the lead, too!). It’s great to be supporting such a proactive team who are so keen to do the very best for your dog.

Sue Buckley

Bowen Technique

I discovered Sue when we moved to this area, and my rather challenging little pony needed a new therapist ! As well as being a Bowen therapist, Sue also teaches Bowen to future therapists.

Sue made some remarkable changes for my pony and is another person very empathetic with her patients (human, equine and canine !) so we are very happy to recommend her treatments.

Sue and her husband kindly allow us to us their lovely facilities where there is plenty of safe, dog free space for clients and dogs to practise their skills before using them on more usual walks !

Dr Lindsay Brazil

Cotswold Veterinary Acupuncture

Lindsay was introduced to me by Tony Nevin as they often treat patients together.  She is a veterinary surgeon using acupuncture to help her patients, and is also very skilled at listening to what her patients want.

I think the best testimony for her work is that my dog Tweazle will choose to lie on a rug at the stables, where he is normally busy exploring and enjoy his treatment with no form of containment at all!