Dr. Francis Hunter, MRCVS, VetFFHom
Everyday Homeopathy for Animals by FRANCIS HUNTER
Veterinary attention will almost certainly be necessary at times, and the author is careful to indicate the circumstances where professional advice should be sought. With this safeguard in place, there is much that an owner can achieve with homeopathy to maintain and enhance the health of an animal. It is frequently possible to bring relief and to cure using homeopathic remedies alone; it is also beneficial for the animal to be treated homeopathically in conjunction with any conventional treatment that the vet may prescribe.
The main section of the book provides detailed guidance on how to select the appropriate remedy across a wide range of illnesses and conditions that are common to most animals. This is followed by shorter sections dealing with the problems that arise in particular species. There are various practical appendixes, including a materia medica summarising the therapeutic characteristics of all the remedies mentioned in the book, information on how to find a homeopathic vet, where to source homeopathic remedies, and a detailed index.
Francis Hunter qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1953, and after National Service with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps joined a mainly farm animal practice in Norwich. In 1960 he took over a single-handed mixed practice in West Sussex, which has since grown to a large practice in which he was the senior partner until his recent retirement. He was introduced to homeopathy by a medical colleague in 1980 and went on to gain the VetMFHom qualification from the Faculty of Homeopathy. He was elected to Fellowship in 1999, and now runs a referral service treating animals with homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine.