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Christopher Day - Veterinary Surgeon

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Appointments & Visits

The Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre receives telephone calls (01367 710324) from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, except on Tuesdays, when it usually closes at 1:00 p.m. There is an answering set, giving details of emergency cover, outside these hours. This machine does not receive messages. The fax machine (01367 718243) receives messages 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. It is usually checked at weekends.

Mr Day usually consults at the AVMC premises on Mondays and Thursdays. This normally involves dogs and cats. He usually visits farms (cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry etc.), horses, ponies and donkeys on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These day allocations will change from time to time, for reasons of congresses, meetings, logistics etc. However, visits can be arranged for all species.

We offer a Video Consultation Service (on-line via the internet), for those unable to travel or who reside in a foreign land. This is a worldwide online service.

When making an appointment, be sure to transmit to the receptionist the degree of urgency of the case, since there can sometimes be a waiting list of up to a month. We do, however, try to keep a few slots for ‘emergencies’. If you wish to try to take advantage of a cancellation opportunity, please inform the receptionist of this requirement when making your appointment.

Although most of our work is by referral from other veterinary surgeons, we will make provisional appointments for callers. This is to avoid the loss of position in the waiting list, pending the necessary formal paperwork.

Despite our earnest efforts, you may have to wait for the telephone to be answered. Please be patient, when calling.

If the receptionist cannot handle your query, it will be passed on to someone who can.

The practice provides a relaxing, rural atmosphere, which animals rarely perceive as ‘veterinary’, with a permanent staff, who are able to offer support and helpful advice on veterinary homeopathy, veterinary acupuncture, herbal medicine etc. We have an extensive complementary and alternative veterinary medicine pharmacy, including many thousand Homeopathic, Herbal, Bach, Schuessler, Essential Oil and Nutritional remedies, so that any required medication is almost always available at the time of the visit. Requests for repeat prescriptions are usually posted within 24 hours (one working day).

We travel widely, to see equine cases and to visit farms and are willing to do house-calls for domestic pets. Nowhere in Britain is too far but the usual area of travel (green shaded in map) is in an area from The Wash to The Wirral, from Leicestershire and Lincolnshire to Dorset, East Devon and Kent and from Herefordshire and Shropshire to Norfolk and Essex. We are frequently asked to visit Shropshire (Salop), Worcestershire (Worcs), Gloucestershire (Glos), Wiltshire, Oxfordshire (Oxon), Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire (Hants), Isle of Wight, Dorset, Somerset, Avon, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk, Herefordshire and the general London area. Costs are shared fairly amongst those on a round, with no one paying for someone else's travel.

We have also visited horses in Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany and Ireland.

Likely approximate costs of an appointment or visit can usually be provided by our staff, since fees are based upon an hourly rate and travelling costs on a mileage-related basis. Mileage charges are shared fairly among those on the round.

Out-of-hours telephone, for local clients: 01367 242777 - more distant clients should contact their own practice, which has received information from us.

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Christopher Day MA VetMB CertIAVH VetFFHom MRCVS
Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre
Chinham House,
High Street,
Stanford in the Vale,
Nr Faringdon,
Oxfordshire SN7 8NQ (UK)

Tel: 01367 710324 (International #44 1367 710324)

Fax: 01367 718243 (International #44 1367 718243)

e-mail: admin

NB: Our main site is subject to constant development, with many informative and thought-provoking pages to be added in the near future. It has been ‘off-air’ for a while but is expected back during July 2007, in much-expanded and greatly-improved form. We apologise if it has been difficult to make contact in recent times.

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