Pet Therapists:

Richard Allport, for acupuncture, homoeopathy, flower therapy and herbal medicine.

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 essences and herbal medicine for pets. 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.  

Barbara Sherringham for osteopathy

Barbara Sherringham, BSc (Hons) Ost Med, DO, MRO, ND, is an experienced osteopath with a special interest in the treatment of animals.


Helen Hilliard for healing

The Natural Medicine Centre is pleased to have the services of Helen Hilliard available. Helen was a friend and colleague of our previous healer, Charles Siddle, who passed over in December 2000. Helen now continues his work.

Kristina Johansen for Specialist Dietary Advice - Dogs Only

Rita Lymboura for Animal Herbal Choices

Rita Lymboura BSc(Hons), MHAO, worked in clinical research for over 20 years before following her passion for animal care. She gained a Diploma in Animal Healing and a Certificate in Natural Animal Food Remedies with Elizabeth Whiter’s Healing Animals Organisation (HAO). This led to further studies in herbal remedies, taking a short course for human use at the College of Naturopathic Medicine before studying animal herbal self-selection (applied zoopharmacognosy) with Jo Rose. She followed this with Feline and Canine pharmacognosy short courses with Caroline Ingraham, the founder of applied zoopharmacognosy.  Rita has worked as a veterinary receptionist, and voluntarily in several animal shelters both here and abroad. She loves her animal holistic work and continues to develop her skills.