Dr Vicky Simon
BVetMed VetMFHom MRCVS
Latest Blog from Vicky: Feeding Raw - A Vet's First Thoughts
Vicky has joined forces with
Wolf Tucker to bring you and your pets the very best in raw feeding.
Vicky graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2012. She then spent seven years in two small animal integrated veterinary practices. Vicky practiced conventional medicine, surgery and diagnostics alongside herbal medicine, homeopathy, natural feeding and acupuncture.
Vicky completed a two year veterinary herbal course in 2015 and qualified as a veterinary homeopath in 2019. Vicky is an advocate of raw feeding and a member of the Raw Feeding Society.
Vicky established her own clinic, Holistic Vet Vicky in 2020. She is able to take referrals for holistic veterinary medicine and also offer general holistic health advice.
In her spare time Vicky enjoys spending time with her pets and the great outdoors; using nature as a basis for cooking and health.
"I am a huge advocate of raw feeding, as I believe that this is the natural diet that dogs and cats would and should be eating. To me it is the diet of choice for optimum health in our carnivorous furry friends, and I have seen the health benefits in my patients over my time in practice".
- Dr Vicky Simon
Why choose Raw?
I am a huge advocate of raw feeding, as I believe that this is the natural diet that dogs and cats would and should be eating. To me it is the diet of choice for optimum health in our carnivorous furry friends, and I have seen the health benefits in my patients over my time in practice. I started researching raw feeding when I was still a student after a work placement with a holistic vet and was then hooked on learning more about nutrition, as our university learning on this topic was minimal. I then started to feed my own dog raw and have never looked back. I now have 2 raw fed cats too.
Luckily for me, the 2 practices I worked in before setting up my own business were advocates of raw feeding. This brought lots of raw feeding clients through my door, so I could admire the health of their pets, but also showed me the array of positive health changes that can be seen when a pet is switched from a poor diet to a raw diet. Over time I have also learnt how to tweak raw diets to maximise the health of individual patients. Other than the health benefits I have seen from raw feeding, one of the things I love most is that you are feeding a diet with very few ingredients, all of which are easily identifiable. The ingredients are simple and natural, so you know exactly what is going into your pets, and can be content in the knowledge that you are feeding your pet a diet suited to their nature, free from unnecessary filler ingredients.