We brought Peeta, our Springer/Labrador cross, to see Birgit after five months of traditional treatment and major surgery that started in September 2017 to deal with a serious abscess. This had left her with a huge scar from the small of her back down to her belly.  After having around 45 staples removed she was continuing to have problems with small slightly infected lumps along the line of her scar. We weren’t sure but it seemed possible that the lumps were caused by a reaction to internal soluble stitches. Also she’d developed a fungal infection on one of her ears and was not generally in the best of health for a 4 year old. Reluctant to continue pumping Peeta full of antibiotics, or worse still putting her through yet more surgery, in late January 2018 we decided to try the holistic approach on the recommendation of a friend.  Thank goodness we did!  


After three weeks of acupuncture, homeopathic and naturopathic treatments the progress was remarkable. Working together Birgit and Alex administered the acupuncture expertly and almost without Peeta being aware that she looked like a canine pin cushion.  The lumps came to a head, remnants of stitches were expelled and the areas began to heal. Hair began to grow back on Peeta’s ear as the fungal infection was controlled.  What a relief! Birgit also recommended changing Peeta’s diet to raw food to help the healing process and strength her immune system.

It’s now just over three months since Peeta was discharged and we can honestly say she’s made a full recovery… plus she loves her raw food diet, her coat is really glossy and if anything she has even more energy than before. Thank you Birgit and Alex for a fantastic outcome.


(Owners asked us not to mention their names)

Dr Birgit Ahlemeyer – Holistic Referral Vet MRCVS
Dr Birgit Ahlemeyer

Birgit qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Germany in 1988 and after working for a year as a conventional vet she worked with Peter Andresen who was the President of the International Association of Veterinary Homeopathy. She learned to treat dogs, cats, horses and small animals homoeopathically and her PhD looked at fertility problems in horses.

Birgit moved to England in 1994 and continued to use homeopathy in small animal practices where she was working. After moving to Sussex, she became a referral vet, working with many local veterinary surgeries.

She is passionate about treating animals with the most appropriate therapy or combination of therapies in order to improve their health and quality of life. Birgit’s website

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