Services

This is an unconventional practice. Over the past 35 years I've been following my own eccentric interests and have developed skills in these areas:

  • nutrition & feeding
    • advice on feeding healthy horses
    • clinical nutrition for medical, behavioural, or performance problems
    • trace mineral supplementation
  • lab tests
  • hands-on therapy (manual & movement therapies)
    • rehab — to aid recovery from illness or injury
    • 'prehab' — to help prevent illness and injury
    • enhance overall well-being
  • herbal medicine
    • hebs as food and medicine
    • general-purpose and custom blends
    • herbal essences
  • homeopathy
    • classical homeopathy
    • homotoxicology (Heel remedies)
    • custom remedies (Hendra vaccine, canine vaccines, ProHeart-12)
  • energy medicine
    • hands-on energy medicine
    • medical intuitive evaluation
    • spiritual dimensions of physical/behavioural problems

These are the things I most love to do, and where I'm best equipped to help. We are blessed in this area to have many conventional vets who do a wonderful job with the conventional stuff, and I'm very glad that I can leave the rest to them.

Hendra policy

I have no restrictions on Hendra vaccination status. I will see horses who are unvaccinated or whose vaccination status is 'overdue', 'lapsed', or unknown. That said, I will also comply with government regulations regarding the safety of humans and other horses in potential Hendra cases. Testing for Hendra virus in suspect cases is the financial responsibility of the horse owner.

I offer Hendra virus antibody testing of healthy horses to determine the horse's Hendra virus (HeV) immune status. It is my hope that equine vets will start accepting proof of HeV-specific antibodies as evidence that the horse poses little risk to others.

For a 'deep dive' into this issue, please read my web article, Hendra: why not just go ahead and vaccinate?

Fees & hours

First consultation: $180 – $360 (+ trip charge if applicable)

  • Consultations for new patients usually take 1 to 2 hours.
  • Follow-up consults generally take between 1/2 hour ($90) and 1 hr ($180).
  • I am available for consultation by phone, Skype, and Zoom, and for those in my practice area, farm/barn visits (trip charge applies).

Trip charge: $60/hr (if applicable)

  • For farm/barn visits, the trip charge is based on drive time, at a rate of $60/hr each way. For example, if you live 30 minutes' drive from me, your trip charge will be $60 ($30 each way).
  • I am based in Park Ridge, QLD.

Payment: due at the time of service

  • Payment may be made by cash, Paypal, or direct deposit.

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm

If you require emergency services, on my contact page is a list of equine practices in this area that provide emergency services.

 

My very best to you and the animals you love