The AVMC is actively involved in research (clinical research and trial work,
NOT laboratory animal experimentation), teaching, education in general, authorship and in animal welfare projects.
Christopher Day founded the AVMC in 1987, possibly the first dedicated
alternative medicine veterinary practice (holistic vet practice) in the UK. However, he had been using homeopathy in practice
since 1972 and on himself for many years before that.
Chinham House was his family home, a country veterinary
practice run by his parents, both of whom were vets. However, as contemporary veterinary medicine developed along less traditional
lines, with differing values, Mr Day found that he was unable to continue running the business, which had grown to a thriving
five-man practice with four centres. He therefore set out on the specialist alternative / holistic route. The premises is
a tradtional farm house and smallholding, on which no pesticides, agro-chemicals etc. are used. It is run on organic management
principles and accommodates 2 acres of wildlife reserve.
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