We have teamed up with our trusted vets Mark Elliott & Associates. Our customers old and new can look forward to some honest, forward thinking advice from two of the country’s most holistic vets. The practice takes caring for pet’s to the next level, believing that conventional medicine can work hand in hand with the holistic approach. Mark and his team of vet’s offer their clients and their pets a professional, approachable and personal service. Clients can expect the highest level of care, integrating conventional medicine and surgery with homeopathy, herbs, acupuncture and nutraceuticals.
The practice is based on the south coast in Chichester, West Sussex.
Blog posts by Dr. Mark Elliott & Dr. Vicky Simon
The latest blog post: The 'C' Word - Cancer
Previous posts (sorted by most recent first)
Herbs for a Healthy Diet and Life (For You and Your Dog!) by Dr. Vicky Simon
Reducing pain and inflammation by Dr. Mark Elliott
Talking Raw Meaty Bones with Dr. Vicky Simon
Neutering Your Dog - Making an Informed Decision by Dr. Mark Elliott
Obesity - The Epidemic that fills vets with great sorrow by Dr. Vicky Simon
Talking Pet Food: From A Vet's Point Of View by Dr. Mark Elliott
Feeding Raw: A Vet's First Thoughts by Dr. Vicky Simon
Dr Mark Elliott
BVSc VetMFHom MRCVS MLIHM PCH DSH RSHom
Mark has led a very long and interesting career in veterinary medicine. He qualified from the Bristol University Veterinary School in 1989 and immediately began studying at the Faculty of Homeopathy in London, achieving his qualification in 1996. Mark opened his first practice near Chichester, West Sussex in 1994. With popularity the practice grew to be one of the largest centres for alternative animal medicine in the UK and has also qualified the most homeopathic vets from one practice.
Mark continued to follow his passion and through research and study pursued further his specialised fields in homeopathy and acupuncture. In 2003 Mark opened the “Centre for Integrated and Holistic Medicine”. Mark had an aim to ‘achieve a balanced and complete restoration of health’ for each of his patients by considering all aspects of each case. Mark opened the current practice, Mark Elliott & Associates in 2011.
Mark has written a selection of books about homeopathy and the holistic care of animals and helped to establish acupuncture courses for vets across the UK. Mark is the Immediate past-President of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons, and has also held a variety of posts in the profession, including having been elected for 3 terms to the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. However, he prefers now to spend his time on his patients rather than politics.
In his spare time Mark enjoys an active involvement in conservation, having won a national award for his work as part of the West Sussex Biodiversity Project. He was also a founding trustee of the Arun and Rothers Rivers Trust and is now a Veterinary Advisor to the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Mark is a member of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society.
Dr Vicky Simon
In 2012 Vicky graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Following her graduation Vicky joined an integrated practice in Yorkshire, here Vicky was able to develop her passion for alternative medicine. She joined Mark Elliott & Associates in March 2015 and has recently completed her Veterinary Herbal Medicine Certification course. Using her experience of herbs and homeopathy Vicky can recommend a holistic approach to her clients and their pets. Vicky is an advocate of raw feeding and a member of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society.
Vicky enjoys the great outdoors, using nature as a basis for cooking and health. She likes to spend time with her rescue collies, Fudge & Meg, and cats, Chia and one-eyed rescue Wilf. Yoga, riding, festivals and knitting are all part of Vicky’s pastimes too.
Mark and Vicky will be sharing their knowledge with you our customers, offering their opinion as raw feeding gains popularity. Telling you why they believe raw feeding is better for your pets and also putting to bed some of the myths that surround raw feeding. They will also be sharing their combined years of experience and knowledge to bring you the very best advice in all areas of holistic therapy and medicine.