Every animal is unique. Every animal shows a unique set of symptoms, even if their diagnosis is the same as another animal. It is these unique symptoms that I take time to observe, feel and listen to during a clinic consultation. I feel the body, where the heat is distributed, finding areas of tension, and areas lacking in peripheral blood flow, that appear cooler. I observe the behavior, the movement, and the color of the skin and mucous membranes and the tongue. All these clues show me a unique pattern for your pet, a jigsaw puzzle of symptoms, that often have pieces missing which relate to the health issues they are experiencing. These missing pieces are then filled by Medicinal Herbs, and the comprehensive treatment plan. When we begin feeding the correct herbs, the body responds, to make changes to repair and rebuild, and fill the missing gaps, and restore itself to a more healthy state. Sometimes this can happen in a matter of days, and sometimes it can take weeks or months. Each animal is unique, and I value the chance to learn and work with each case, with fresh eyes.
I am Becky Hadfield, a qualified and professionally registered Animal Naturopath and Vet Nurse. I feel fortunate to have grown up in Rural England with horses, dogs, sheep and cats in my life from a very early age. My equestrian background through pony club in England, right up to me qualifying as an assistant instructor with the BHS, has fed my passion for knowledge and skills in animal care. I gained my degree in Agricultural science from London University in 1994.
I moved to New Zealand in 1997, and worked for AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals for 4 years. I then felt it was time to follow my true passion of animal health and retrained as a Vet Nurse at CPIT in 2002 and then studied NZQA Level 7 DIPLOMA to become an Animal Naturopath. I qualified and registered as a practitioner in 2012.
The Natural Animal Health Clinic was launched in 2013, after the Christchurch earthquakes. starting slowly at first, but since then, through valued organic growth via word and mouth, my clinic has grown to over 500 clients. I have so many heartwarming testimonials from satisfied clients, that have been restored to their authentic healthy shine.
I love my work, and feel very grateful to work alongside respected vets and other animal health professionals. offering complimentary treatment options that can be used alongside conventional veterinary medicines or as a stand alone treatment option depending on the clients needs.
Every animal is unique, and I value the opportunity to