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Graham Hines MRCVS


I am afraid that with the current Lockdown that none urgent cases cannot be seen at present. I hope this situation will soon improve.

Graham Hines Holistic Veterinary Surgeon

If you want to see an holistic vet in Merseyside, Cheshire or North Wales please
contact me

I hold regular clinics at the
Dog's Diner on the Wirral or can visit you in your own home or we can use a Skype/Zoom call in some circumstances with the current situation.

I will need to contact your veterinary practice for history and work in conjunction with them.
Services Offered:
While I have subdivided the modalities I use below, generally in fact I will use or recommend a combination of many or all of these.
The typical consultation will last for an hour or so and may involve a change of diet, addition of supplements as well as the use of herbs and / or homeopathic medicines as we feel most appropriate. I also use and can prescribe conventional drugs when we together feel this is appropriate.
I can advise on the use of home prepared diets raw or cooked foods which on its own can make a huge difference to any illnesses.

Home Visits
Some guardians will also prefer some treatments for their pets are performed at home, euthanasia is one such service I can offer.
Older patients with reduced mobility and anxiety problems can benefit greatly from acupuncture, herbs and homeopathy. Such a consultation will not be rushed and can last up to an hour.

Read more about
the consultation


Antibody Titre Tests from £35.00
Thyroid Testing - Blood tests for under-active thyroids sent to hemolabs
Consulations/Acupuncture from £46.00
Visit Fees will depend on the distance/time involved


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Veterinary Acupuncture

You can ask for a referral from your Veterinary Surgeon for acupuncture treatments or self refer. I will ask for history from you normal vet and report back to them.

Read more about what is involved here

I can see patients either in the Consultation Room of the Dogs Diner in Moreton Wirral, or in your own home.
I will also, at the first consultation in most cases unless you request otherwise conduct a full clinical examination and history and may suggest other changes to your animal's diet and perhaps prescribe supplements and/or herbs. You will usually need a course of 3 to 4 half hour treatments for most conditions.

Read more about this treatment and what it can achieve in the Natural Medicine Section of this site

But in brief the main indications for acupuncture are

Joint pain
Disc problems - Back Pain with mild paralysis
Pain and Nausea due to cancer
Pain following Surgery
Rehabilitation following Injury or Surgery

I have an electro-acupuncture machine which can prove useful in some cases. As illustrated in the photos below many dogs and even cats are calm even almost sedated during the acupuncture session. But there are also some individual animals who will not tolerate the needles.

Cat asleep during acupuncture
Old chap having elctro-acupuncture


Veterinary Herbal Medicine

The healing properties of plants are magnificent

I have studied the basics of Western Veterinary Herbal medicine with the
College of Integrated Veterinary Therapies and use herbs either on there own or more usually in conjunction with diet and homeopathy to achieve gentle natural healing in many condions

Read more here


Veterinary Homeopathy

A form of medicine I trained in with The HPTG in Oxford

Read more about the sorts of conditions is can be very useful for on the Medicine section of the site

Natural Feeding

Natural Pet Nutrition Advice

I believe most pets and indeed animals generally do much better on a balanced "Species Appropriate"Raw Food diet.

I can assist you with ensure you do this safely for both you and your pet.

Sometimes however cooked and special diets are better in some conditions - again please ask for advice.

There is a lot more information on the Nutrition Section of this site


Titre Testing & Vaccination

Vaccicheck is a brand of Titre Test I use to check antibody levels to
Dogs Distemper, Parvovirus and Adenovirus (Hepatitis)
Cats: Panleucopenia and Feline Leukaemia

Read More about vaccinations and Titre Testing

Vaccicheck Clinics - at The Dog's Diner on the Wirral

See the
blog page or facebook for announcements of the next date.

We do not need referral or to inform your normal vet but will give you the results to keep them informed.

© Graham R Hines
Graham Hines MRCVS LFHom (Vet) Cert S&C Acup
Dee View Road
Connah's Quay
01244 810731