Brendan Clarke qualified from London Vet School in 1994. He joined the partnership of Towerwood Vets, in his home town, in 1998. Here, he was fortunate to work with John Saxton whose name will be known to most members as a highly regarded homoeopathic vet. Brendan became the head vet at practice in 2003 and has developed Towerwood into a leading centre of integrative veterinary medicine. The core principle of the whole team is to look at each individual patient with an open mind and to respect the human animal bond at all times.

In 2002 Brendan was secretary of the BVA’s Yorkshire Veterinary Society, becoming its president in 2014 and was BVA regional representative for Yorkshire & Humberside between 2007 & 2014 so he is well aware of the wider veterinary community and its issues. He is a Director of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society and RawSAFE and serves as the Chief Veterinary Advisor to Bella and Duke.

Out of a very busy work life, Brendan loves to travel, especially taking dogs Pippa, Arti and Clementine to the Lake District, a childhood home away from home! He keeps a small flock of goats using regenerative farming principles to manage the land where they live and enjoys sport, in particular rugby and growing his own fruit and veg.

Brendan's favourite saying is ‘If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail’ emphasising the value of widening the range of skills and tools in your professional tool kit.

Brendan Clarke  //  President


Ilse Pedler qualified from Cambridge university in 1989 and had an interest in homeopathy from graduation. She attended several courses at the LHH and then completed the HPTG course gaining her diploma in Homeopathy in 2001.
She has also trained in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is one of the directors of Mercer and Hughes Veterinary Surgeons in Saffron Walden. She has a son and step son and long suffering husband all of whom have benefitted from Homeopathy. She has a small dog called Broccoli who accompanies her up various mountains in the Lake District.

Ilse Pedler //  Senior Vice-President


Emily McAteer lives in Dublin where she owns and runs an integrative veterinary practice offering holistic and conventional approaches. Her main field is homeopathy. She was introduced to it by her uncle who was a Homeopathic GP in Yorkshire where her family is from. Her interest in practicing homeopathy was sparked when she used it to treat her children. Then she discovered how miraculous it was for helping animals. She has been using homeopathy successfully in her veterinary practice for over 20 years.
She graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She studied in the Integrative School of Medicine in Bristol and got her MFHom in 2018. More recently she studied with the Irish School of Homeopathy and now has a qualification to treat their owners. She is currently studying in The Dynamis School, a post grad course for homeopaths.
She loves music festivals, hiking, sea swimming and traveling in her campervan with her dog. She has 3 adult children, a dog and a cosmic cat called Betty Boop.
Her current mission is to educate more vets about the efficacy of this system of medicine and to encourage the profession to come together internationally to support each other to help animals and their owners to heal.

Emily McAteer  //  Junior Vice-President


 Sara Fox Chapman qualified from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She initially dismissed homeopathy as impossible, but changed her mind when it healed her own chronically lame horse. With limited US courses, she took advantage of her family’s 3 year sojourn in the UK from 1998 to study homeopathy with HPTG in Oxford, qualifying as a VetMFHom in 2003.

Sara now lives in Baltimore Maryland with her husband and Berner. She practices part time, using an integral approach with homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and conventional diagnostics. She enjoys walks, gardening, travel, visiting family, and teaching animals and people.

Sara Fox Chapman  //  Secretary & Treasurer


Nazrene Moosa was born and educated in South Africa. She graduated from the University of Pretoria and began her career in a small animal practice in Durban, South Africa.

She moved to the U.K. in the late nineties and has been in small animal practice in the south east since then. She qualified as a VetMFHom in 2003.

Her interests include medicine and acupuncture and she enjoys keeping fit, spending time with her cats and travel.

Nazrene Moosa  //  Hon Secretary

Cand.Med.Vet, VetMFHom,


Malene Jørgensen graduated from The Royal Veterinary- and Agricultural University in Copenhagen in 1992 and already during the university years discovered the immense possibilities of complementary medicine – in particular homeopathy.
This lead to her attending courses in homeopathy and acupuncture in Denmark and Germany from 1996 – 1998, where she started her own practice for small animals and horses before moving to the UK in 2001 to work first in Somerset with Geoff Johnson and later in Yorkshire, in practices incorporating complementary medicine. 
In 2004 she qualified as a VetMFHom. She worked in Yorkshire for another four years, after which she moved to France to set up a practice solely offering complementary medicine (homeopathy, acupuncture, laser treatment, dietary advice etc). She edits the association’s quarterly magazine and also manages the association's Facebook page.

Malene Jørgensen  //  Publications Editor



Peter Gregory came across homeopathy 12 years after he'd qualified as a vet, when he returned to the UK after working in Australia. He was looking for change and to practice in a way that was gentler and more holistic. After attending a lecture on homeopathy given by two members of the Faculty of Homeopathy he then tried it himself and found that it worked. He's spent the last 20 years in referral work in addition to teaching homeopathy to vets in the UK and around the world.

Peter Gregory  //  Faculty Veterinary Dean/IAVH Representative

BSc (Hons) Path Sci., BVM&S,


Nick Thompson graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Veterinary Pathology (Immunology, Virology, Microbiology, Parasitology and many other fascinating ‘ologies’) and his BVM&S vet degree in 1992. He went into practice, starry-eyed and confident he could treat anything. Within six months he was beginning to get disillusioned with the conventional medical model where so many diseases are just ‘managed’, where the root causes of diseases are untreatable, if they are ever sought.

He started his training at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital in 1994 with dozens of other doctors and vets. He loved the principles, the breadth and scope of homeopathy and the holistic nature of the discipline. For the next four years he became obsessed with the field. In 1998 he very proudly gained his VetMFHom (veterinary membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy) by examination.

Since then he has been practicing homeopathy alongside herbal medicine, natural nutrition (he’s the founding President of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society) and acupuncture. He started his own practice, Holisticvet Ltd., in 1999 ( in Bath, UK, and has been going from strength to strength since then.

He has lectured in homeopathy in, England, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Lithuania and New Zealand. He has given lectures at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and Southampton.

He lives in Wiltshire with his wife Elly, and their two children Arthur and Ophelia, Ziggy the cat and Lady Grey and Charlotte, the chickens.

Nick Thompson  //  Committee Member



Geoff Johnson worked in various veterinary practices in the 7 years after qualifying as a vet from Cambridge in 1987. He then became the owner of a four vet mixed practice on the edge of Exmoor, which he ran for 11 years, and would have described himself as a rugby playing cow vet.

When his hay fever was cured overnight by homeopathy he began his homeopathic studies in 1995 qualifying as a veterinary homeopath in 1999 with the Homeopathic Physicians Teaching Group. The owners started asking for treatment upon seeing their animals getting better, so Geoff achieved the RSHom in 2001, making him the only person qualified in veterinary and human homeopathy at that time.

In 2004 he completed the Dynamis Course with Jeremy Sherr. He now owns a busy homeopathy only practice in Wiveliscombe, West Somerset for humans and animals. Geoff is a sought after homeopathy teacher, and lectures widely nationally and internationally.

He teaches the vets in Bristol, and wrote the curriculum and set up the Danish Veterinary School with Lise Hansen. He teaches routinely at three homeopathic colleges and has been a visiting lecturer at most of the others. He was one of the founding vets, with Trevor Adams and Chris Aukland, of the Homeopathy at Welly Level school, which has now trained over 350 farmers.

He started the Animal Energy homeopathic veterinary conferences with Nick Thompson, (now in their 20th year) and has helped organise nine of these. He has studied extensively with many of the world's leading homeopaths, particularly the Joshis, Sankaran, Scholten and Lilley. In the last five years he has been interested in the origins of chronic disease, based around the concept of the separation of yin and yang. This has led him to initiate the provings of testosterone, progesterone, LH, GNRH and pineal gland.

In 2014 he lectured on the treatment of cancer at the (conventional) South West and London Vet Shows. He is currently conducting a trial in the homeopathic treatment of canine osteosarcoma. Homeopathy is his joy.

Geoff Johnson  //  Committee Member


Mark Elliott qualified from Bristol University Veterinary School in 1989 and immediately embarked upon an intensive period of study at the Faculty of Homeopathy in London. He achieved his qualification in this field in 1996. He established a practice near Chichester in West Sussex in 1994, which quickly became one of the largest centres for Alternative Medicine, as applied to animals, in the UK.

In 2001 he sold the practice which allowed more time to focus on his specialist fields – Homeopathy and Acupuncture – as well as furthering his research interests and allowing time for further in-depth study.

In 2010, he decided that to further evolve the integrated medical philosophy, a return to first opinion practice had to be made. Mark took the step of opening a new practice at Oving, in West Sussex, with the aim of developing a premier centre of excellence for alternative therapies integrated within a first opinion service to the local community. Hence Mark Elliott and Associates opened on 6th June 2011.

He has written several books on Homeopathy and Holistic care of animals, as well as numerous articles published in many journals. In addition he’s held a number of advisory posts, including government appointment and was 3 times elected by the profession to the role of a Council Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is also a Past-President of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons.

Mark Elliott  //  Committee Member