Homeopathy for Veterinarians

Homeopathy for Veterinarians

Foundation – LFHom(Vet)
Advanced – VetMFHom

Veterinary training in Homeopathy transforms the choices for treating your animal patients and widens your professional network
Faculty of Homeopathy Accredited
Blended Learning – Online & Face to Face
Who is Homeopathy training for?

Homeopathy for Veterinarians

Whether you are a veterinarian or a veterinary nurse, homeopathy can add value to the care that you offer.

Homeopathy training helps you to widen the clinical options that you offer to your clients, and can transform your relationship with other healthcare professions. NCIM has a core team of enthusiastic teachers who teach regionally, nationally and internationally.

NCIM delivers both foundation and advanced online and face-to-face training courses.

Training is both practice and case-based with a focus on observation and holistic consulting skills. These skills are used to gain a greater understanding of the complexity of disease, to learn to match homeopathic medicines to the pattern of symptoms, and to increase the therapeutic options for treating long-term conditions to support individual health and wellbeing.

We offer a number of teaching days a year to inspire and guide you, which can be curated and tailored to your level of knowledge and confidence.

Working in between the modules will be essential through our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Essential ReadingTextbook of Veterinary Homeopathy – John Saxton and Peter GregoryISBN: 9780906584576 – This book serves as an introduction to homeopathic medicine for veterinarians who would like to introduce this into their practice. The authors have taught both in the UK and internationally. Peter Gregory teaches on this course! 

There are several levels of qualification, suitable for different professions. For guidance that is specific to you, please email education@ncim.org.uk

Foundation: LFHom(Vet) - 1 year

Faculty of Homeopathy – LFHom(Vet) Guidelines

Foundation training is appropriate for both veterinary nurses and veterinarians who want to understand the basic principles of homeopathy. The course is organised in modules over a few study days and sets out to answer questions such as: What is homeopathic medicine? What makes homeopathy a holistic approach? How can viewing health and illness within a complex system enhance our relationship with clients?

The LFHom(Vet) is a one-year course that allows you to develops your skills in holistic consulting and understand how to recommend simple remedies.

While the PHCE foundation course for healthcare professionals (doctors, pharmacists, nurses, dentists) covers a syllabus of fifty remedies, NCIM and the Faculty of Homeopathy recognise the circumstances in the veterinary profession are somewhat different from those practising in a medical framework. Hence the LFHom(Vet) curriculum contains a wider range of homeopathic remedies to cover the more extensive application of homeopathy to animals required at this stage of training. You will learn how these remedies can be incorporated into day-to-day practice and you will learn about clinical applications and key characteristics of these medicines.

There are seven face-to-face teaching days as well as regular online tutorials spread throughout the academic year. As there is a lot of material to cover, you will do the majority of your learning in your own time under our guidance. Written teaching materials and course handouts will be shared with you.

Successful candidates are then eligible to become Licensed Associates of the Faculty and the exam prepares for entry into a more expansive programme of study at intermediate level, which in turn leads to preparation for the Diploma and VetMFHom examinations for those who wish to use homeopathy as a specialist skill.

All students are strongly encouraged to sit the LFHom(Vet) multiple-choice exam which is considered to be an essential component of their training in homeopathic medicine. Success in the examination marks achievement of basic level skills within clearly defined standards of safety, quality of practice and professional competence.

Successful candidates may apply to the Faculty to become elected as a Licenced Associate and may use the initials LFHom(Vet).

LFHom(Vet) Online: You can also undertake the course online at times that suit you. There is an option for face-to-face teaching during the academic year where you can gain clinical experience and be part of a wider homeopathic community.

Advanced: VetMFHom - 3 years

Faculty of Homeopathy – (Vet)MFHom Guidelines

NB This is open to veterinarians only (not veterinary nurses).

For many it is more challenging to incorporate a more thorough homeopathic assessment into every day practice but much of homeopathy’s success is matching the medicine accurately to the individual and we would like you to see the best of homeopathy and become more confident as the years progress.

Years 2 and 3 (after LFHom(Vet) – Year 1) provide teaching which will lead students towards the VetMFHom examinations. We will work with the syllabus for the VetMFHom but also want to deepen your awareness and understanding of the art of medicine, finding what is ‘strange, rare and peculiar’ in each patient’s story, and acquiring skills in computerised software programmes which will help with matching the remedy to the individual.

Each year you will have seven face-to-face teaching days, plus two clinical days (further details about these provided once enrolled on the course).

Year 4 helps prepare students for the VetMFHom qualification and also provides continuing education and support for newly qualified VetMFHoms.

VetMFHom training expands substantially on the introductory training and prepares veterinarians for the Membership Examination.

The Faculty of Homeopathy has now moved to Course Based Assessment (CBA), therefore lessening the burden of a detailed examination. The examination at the end of training will be brief but very relevant to showcase the knowledge and skills you will have acquired.

Further information about the VetMFHom examinations is available via the Faculty of Homeopathy.


Why Study Homeopathy with NCIM

NCIM is committed to practising and teaching Integrative Medicine, combining the best of conventional, lifestyle and holistic approaches, which includes Homeopathy.

At NCIM we are leading the way in Professional and Veterinary Homeopathy. Homeopathic skills can be incorporated into your clinical practice to increase the range of therapeutic tools in the day to day management of acute and long-term conditions.

Homeopathy can add value to the care that you offer.

Learning with NCIM offers a varitey of benefits:

  • Add homeopathy to your Integrative Medicine toolbox
  • Extend your holistic consulting skills
  • Be part of a multi-professional Integrative Healthcare community
  • Learn with nationally and internationally renowned tutors
  • Access a Virtual Learning Environment for self paced study
  • Quarterly enrolment to build a community of learners
  • Bursaries to support your learning are available

Both LFHom(Vet) and VetMFHom training is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment, alongside a vibrant live interactive tutorial programme and training days.

Please contact education@ncim.org.uk to find out more.

Homeopathy Teaching Team

Dr Elizabeth Thompson – Academic Director
Dr Samantha Jugdev – Education Lead
Peter Gregory MRCVS
Geoff Johnson MRCVS
Dr Julie Geraghty
Dr Helen Beaumont
Dr Jonathan Hardy
Kiriaki Marselou

Dr Alastair Gray – Director of Online Learning


The programme of learning costs £2,000 per year and some bursaries are available from the Faculty of Homeopathy to support your learning.

Introductory Sessions
We run introductory taster sessions for doctors, vets, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and other healthcare professionals to come and find out more about training in homeopathic medicine for statutorily registered healthcare professionals.

Open Evening
We run Open Evenings throughout the academic year, please email education@ncim.org.uk to register your interest.

For more information about our professional training course please email education@ncim.org.uk