If you think you might like to have me prescribe
for your pet, here is some information that
should help you with that decision, as well
as specific instructions as to how to proceed,
and an explanation of the process.
After the Initial
to the Office
Most of us have been conditioned to think
that a veterinarian must be within driving
distance. After all, how can you treat an
animal if you don't see him/her in person?
With homeopathy, you can.
I have been
practicing veterinary homeopathy exclusively
since 1985, and have provided phone consultations
since near the beginning. Back then, there
were so few veterinary homeopaths that,
for most of the country, phone consultation
was the only way to access veterinary homeopathic
It is very
important to have a local veterinarian who
can provide physical examination and diagnostic
testing such as blood work and radiographs.
Local support is also important in case
of the need for emergency care.
most part, though, all I need in order to
successfully treat your pet homeopathically
is for you to be observant, and to report
what you are seeing accurately.
years my practice has been predominantly
long distance, and national in scope. Even
local clients, after the initial work-up,
usually prefer the convenience of telephone
follow-ups. Office visits are always available,
however, and are encouraged for initial
work-ups. The choice is yours.
So no matter
where you live, chances are that I can help
you improve your pet's health.
If, like many people, you are not especially
familiar with homeopathy, I encourage you
to read a bit about the basic theory and
principles. There is only one good book
on veterinary homeopathy, which is "Homeopathic
Care for Cats and Dogs" by Don Hamilton,
DVM. Alternatively, you could
read about the basic theory and principles
in any introductory book on homeopathy for
people. The principles are exactly the same
regardless of the species of the patient.
Another alternative is to go to the website:
and download the book "Beyond Flat
Earth Medicine" by Tim Dooley at no
the Medical History
The next step is to gather as much information
as possible on your pet's medical history.
Ideally, this should include copies of the
original handwritten medical records from
any veterinarians who have seen him/her.
You can request that the veterinarians'
offices fax the record directly to me. Please do not have medical records faxed until we have had a chance to talk, and I have agreed to take the case.
it would be helpful for you to write down
anything you can think of regarding the
medical history that might not be in the
veterinarians' records. This might include
symptoms that you treated yourself or that
were not treated, patterns of symptoms,
or emotional factors that had a lasting
if we will be working together over the
telephone, it would be helpful if you could
send a photograph of your pet. This is not
critical, but I find it helpful to have
a visual image of your pet as we're talking
about him/her. Photographs do not fax well,
so they should be sent by mail or e-mail. I can provide my email address when we talk.
71 Ashfield Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Main number for the practice:
The number for scheduled appointments:
Once you have sent the historical information,
we're ready to schedule an appointment for
the initial work-up. Please call the office
so we can arrange a mutually
convenient time for us to talk. This is
usually a 90-minute appointment, although
it doesn't always take that long. I will
review all of the historical information
in preparation for the work-up.
work-up is a comprehensive review of all
current symptoms, relevant aspects of the
history, general characteristics and preferences,
and behavior and personality. By the end
of the work-up, I am nearly always able
to prescribe a remedy with no further case
study required. Occasionally, with very
complex cases, I may need to analyze and/or
reflect further on the information I've
gathered in order to select the best possible
remedy for your pet.
the Initial Work-up
The purpose of the initial work-up is
for me to determine the best remedy with
which to begin treatment. Homeopathic treatment,
though, is an ongoing course with the goal
of improving your pet's health on the deepest
possible level. As such, follow-up appointments
are necessary at appropriate intervals so
that I can interpret your pet's response
to the prescribed remedy, and make recommendations
regarding ongoing treatment.
to the Office
From the south: Take
Route 91 North to exit 19. At the exit,
go straight through the light, crossing
Route 9. Follow Damon Road through 2 lights
(it becomes Bridge Road), to its end at
Route 9 (Look Park). Turn right onto Rt.
9 West. It is 4.9 miles to the center of
Williamsburg. Turn right at the blinking
light, over the small bridge onto North
St., which quickly becomes Ashfield Rd.
Look for my mailbox, #71, on the left, 1.8
miles from the blinking light.
From the north: Take Route
91 South to exit 21, which puts you on North
King Street going south. At the first stoplight,
turn right onto Bridge Road, and take that
to its end at Route 9 (Look Park). Turn
right onto Rt. 9 West. It is 4.9 miles to
the center of Williamsburg. Turn right at
the blinking light, over the small bridge
onto North St., which quickly becomes Ashfield
Rd. Look for my mailbox, #71, on the left,
1.8 miles from the blinking light.
This is a topic about which some folks
are uncomfortable asking, but everyone wants
to know the answer. So let me broach the
subject and spare you having to ask.
for the initial workup is $170$230,
depending on the amount of time spent. After
the initial workup, follow-up appointments
are billed at $85.00 per half hour, pro-rated
to whatever amount of time is spent. Time
is measured in 6-minute increments, or tenths
of an hour. Consultation time may include
review of medical records, and case analysis,
may be made by check, or applied to a MasterCard
initial work-up, subsequent charges, such
as for follow-up consultations and remedies,
are billed monthly. A payment envelope is
provided for your convenience. You may elect to have any charges automatically applied to your credit card each month. In that case, I will send you an itemized statement and a credit card receipt.