The 4 Seasons Practice

Treatments.

Four Seasons Holistic Care uses Acupuncture, Herbal Medicines and physical therapies. Changes to your pet’s diet, exercise and lifestyle may be advised and can have profound effects.

Animals we treat.

Dogs are the largest part of the practice, but cats, rabbits and small mammals are also successfully treated.

Qualifications & experience.

Vicky2Vicky Payne BVetMed MRCVS, qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2001. She has worked in a variety of small animal and mixed veterinary practices since then, and has developed her interests in holistic medicine, performance dogs, pain management and geriatric animals.

In 2005 she undertook training in acupuncture and is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists.

In 2006 she began a certificate course in Veterinary Herbal Medicine with Integrate and after three years study passed theoretical and practical assessments to become a member of The British Association of Veterinary Herbalists.

In 2017 Vicky became one of a handful of behaviourists to be awarded the Ofqual regulated COAPE level 6 Diploma in Applied Clinical Pharmacology, Neurophysiology and Therapeutics in Companion Animal Behaviour and Therapy. She is a member of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers.

Only a qualified Veterinary Surgeon can make diagnoses, prescribe treatments for and perform acupuncture on animals.