When a much loved feline friend (Tina - a beautiful tortoiseshell and white cat) died tragically during childhood, my heart became set on becoming a Vet - and that desire never wavered.
In 1983 my dream came true, when I graduated as a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) from Liverpool University and went to work for the PDSA in Manchester. There I gained invaluable clinical experience treating a wide range of conditions in many different types of pets. I also developed a passion for orthopaedic surgery, fuelled by the exhilaration of seeing badly broken bones reassembled with plates, pins, wires and screws, magically knit back together, and pets that might have been faced with losing a limb or a lifelong disability walk back into the clinic with a wagging tail or contented purr a few months later.
Towards the end of 1986, I was just about to sit the Certificate of Veterinary Orthopaedics examination when an unmissable opportunity to establish my own practice arose, and so I left the PDSA and founded The Albany Veterinary Clinic in Stockport. Over the next 14 years it grew to become a centre of excellence where pets received the very best treatment available, with the utmost kindness and care.
From the mid nineties onwards, I became increasingly frustrated by the inability of conventional veterinary medicine to really help many of the animals under my care. This led to the study of a wide range of complementary therapies, including acupuncture, nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda and various energy practices in the UK, USA, Thailand, India and elsewhere.
In 1998 I gained the VetMFHom homeopathy qualification after studying at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, the London School of Homeopathy and with the Homeopathic Physicians Teaching Group in Oxford for 3 years.
In the years that followed I saw the lives of countless dogs and cats improved (in many cases beyond all expectations) as a result of holistic treatment, which combined dietary changes, natural supplements and homeopathic remedies.
These success stories and an undimmed passion for helping as many pets as possible live the healthiest and happiest of lives, led to the launch of Vince the Vet Superfood - a unique range of clinically proven, natural supplements and raw food which is specially formulated to promote the very best of health.
BVSc VetMFHom MRCVS