The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Centre





Tim was born in Croydon and spent his early childhood in Surrey before moving to Sussex in 1970. He qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1980 and spent his first year as a qualified vet working in Ealing in West London. It was during this period he had his first brief but memorable encounter with homeopathy. Moving to the New Forest in 1982 he spent the next 3 years in mixed practice before moving back to Sussex. Until 1990 he worked in a small animal practice in Seaford during which time he had the opportunity to attend some of the original homeopathic courses for vets held in at the RLHH in Great Ormond Street.

With a growing interest in homeopathy he was able to introduce some alterative treatments into the Seaford practice, eventually leaving in 1990. Working part time in an equine and small animal practice in Burgess Hill he was able to develop his own holistic referral practice at his home near Chiddingly in East Sussex. Based on the success of this practice he was able to work full time in referral practice opening the Holistic Veterinary Medicine Centre in East Hoathly in 1995.

Tim gained his membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy in 1991 and his IVAS certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture in 1999. He is co author of several books and sole author of Homeopathy for Horses published in 2007 by Kenilworth. He writes regularly for a number of magazines and is advisor to several companies. He is married with 3 teenage children. His hobbies include walking, cycling, cooking, reading and messing around with computers.

Serena Ridley


Serena has always been an animal lover, and after a nasty fall whilst competing her pony, injuring the pair, she sought a McTimoney Chiropractor to help them both. Having been so impressed at the results of the technique, she decided, aged 13, to pursue a career in McTimoney Chiropractic. After finishing her A Levels, Serena completed a 5 year Masters course to treat humans, followed by a second Masters course to treat animals. Serena is registered with the McTimoney Association (MCA) and the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).



Before becoming a vet, I was a General and Sick Children's Nurse in Manchester and London, studying in my spare time to achieve the necessary qualifications to apply to veterinary college. I qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and as a new graduate vet worked at the RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital in Finsbury Park, London. I have obtained the LFHom(Vet) qualification and am now studying towards VetMFHom certification. I have an interest in animal behaviour and nutrition. I live in Whitstable with my husband, two children that we educate at home and pets "Doris" a Jack Russel and "Santa" our cat, both of whom came to us via rescue centers. I believe an animal always find you when it needs you and when you need it. Doris unfortunately was travel sick when she first arrived and no amount of medication worked until I found homeopathy, you could say it was my light bulb moment into alternative therapy.