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Iris has returned from maternity leave and we are back to normal at A. P. Vet.

On Sunday, 21st of January, Iris and Sue Nevill-Parker will give a lecture and demonstration on Core Stability in Horses - Myth or Fact?

Poster Talk 21/01/18: "Core Stability in Horses - Myth or Fact?"

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Another year has passed and we hope you and your animals have been keeping well. If some stiffness has crept in with the cold weather, why not consider an assessment with Hannah to find ways of getting through the winter without loosing condition? Often a coat or well fitted rug make a difference. Exercises can help to keep flexible and fit despite reduced outdoor exercise. If muscles are sore modalities such as heat therapy and massage can help and Hannah will show you how to best comfort your animal.

Iris is currently on maternaty leave. If you are on repeat herbal prescriptions please make sure you have enough to last until End of February. Things going well she might be able to post you herbs until January 11th. Please contact her via email ( or text message on 07974 394157.

Maternity cover: We have looked near and far for vets with similar qualifications and a genuinely holistic attitude. You can book to see Birgit Ahlemeyer, a holistic vet with decades of experience, 20th of January 2017 at Arrowfield Vets. She has the same international acupuncture qualification, a similar background in herbal medicine and has been using homeopathy since 1989. To find out more please visit
She can also post herbs and homeopathic remedies while Iris is not available.

For cases that need seeing more than once or on other days we recommend Ailsa Main BVMS MRCVS cert vet acupuncture (ABVA). Alisa holds a British certificate in acupuncture and uses homeopathy as well. She treats dogs and cats at Belmont veterinary surgery in Hereford. Please ring 01432 370155 for appointments or email

Hannah is going to be available for appointments as usual and in musculo-skeletal conditions achieves similar effects to acupuncture treatments using the laser and manual techniques. If you would like her for a talk for your club or charity please get in touch to discuss topics. You can also find us on facebook.
If you have any questions please contact us:
Hannah Price (chartered Physiotherapist): 01497 851608 or
Iris Ege (Vet, certified veterinary acupuncturist and herbalist): 07974 394157 or

We look forward to hearing from you.
Warm regards

Hannah and Iris

There are appointments with Iris available at various veterinary practices in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:
Iris holds regular clinics at:
Arrowfield Veterinary Practice in Kington on Wednesdays. Appointments can be booked via Arrowfield Veterinary Practice on: 01544 230567;
Riverside Vets in Bewdley on Mondays. Appointments can be booked via Riverside Vets Reception on: 01299 402960;
and Vine Tree Vets in Ross-on-Wye on Tuesdays. Appointments can be booked via Vine Tree Vets reception on: 01989 564687.
Additionally, appointments can be made at the following practices after prior arrangement:
Best Friends Veterinary Clinic in Malvern;
Brookfield Veterinary Practice in Hereford;
Chase View Veterinary Clinic in Hildersley, Ross-on-Wye;
and Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre in Ledbury.
Please contact A. P. Vet for details and to arrange an appointment.
For horse visits please contact Iris (email or mobile: 07974 394157) or Hannah (phone: 01497 851608) directly. We might be busy treating patients or are in an area without reception. Please leave a message, send a text or an email and we will get back in touch as soon as possible.

26/08/16 On 24/09/2016 Iris and her husband Andreas will talk about Holistic health for animals - Your questions answered: Exercise, Nutrition, Remedies and Therapies.

Find more details on our events page or on Facebook

26/03/16 Do you want to use local herbs to help your horse?
Iris offers workshops on what herbs work well, how to use and how to identify them. A lecture giving you some theory is followed by a hands on experience identifying and harvesting local herbs during a walk.
Planned are workshops near Leominster, Herefordshire on May 1st, near Worcester on May 22nd and near Monmouth on May 29th.

21/12/15 There will 2 talks be coming up early next year:
in February, Hannah and Iris will talk about holistic health for animals - exercise, nutrition, remedies and therapies;
and in March Iris will talk about how to keep horses healthy with herbs.
Find more details about talks and demonstrations on our events page or on Facebook

At A.P.Vet we like to share knowledge and experiences. Talks and demos are available for clubs, charities and veterinary practices. Other topics are available: Biomechanics, Core Stability for Horse and Rider, Fitness for the canine athlete.
We now treat at practices in Kington, Hereford, Malvern and Ross on Wye and visit yards in the West Midlands, Mid and South Wales

Iris is well en route to certification: after 7 modules in veterinary herbal medicine Iris has passed her written, oral and practical exams.
This photo is of the 'organoleptics' part - distinguishing tinctures by smell & taste. Not an easy task I can assure you! But well worth it for patients like Sally, who feels much better on her herbal tincture mix. She has just been awarded “best veteran” at Clun Country Show and really enjoys her walks again, much to her owners delight.

Iris trying to figure out what herb she's smelling

Sally winning best veteran

Kington Show 2015 will be on Saturday, 12th of September. Like the years before, Iris and Hannah will be having a stall and would like to welcome you for a chat and to answer your questions.

A couple of impressions from the Show last year:

Image 1 Kington Show 2014

Image 2 Kington Show 2014

A talk about anatomy and movement in the horse:

Equine Biomechanics - Anatomy and Movement
The talk will be held Saturday, 18th of July at 7.30 pm. The venue is Arrow Equestrian, Weston House Farm, Pembridge, HR6 9JE.
For more information check the Events and Offers or have a look at Sue's homepage.

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