For appointments, it’s always best to phone or book online.
Holistic consultations take 30-60 minutes – or longer if the first appointment.
For a first opinion consultation – 15 minutes – handy at short notice as we’re right in the centre of Forest Row.
Sonya works at The Forest Vet in Maresfield on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, if you'd like an appointment with her there, please call The Forest Vet on 01825 766006.
Nervous Animals -
I do home visits if necessary, for very old or nervous animals, particularly cats.
There is also a back entrance, please call ahead to arrange this.
Sonya Leggett - Holistic Vet
As a holistic vet, I like to spend time with each patient looking beyond symptoms to your pet’s character, emotions and environment, as well as past illnesses and diet.
In this way, I can find the very best remedy or treatment, taking into careful consideration all the factors which may affect your pet’s health and wellbeing.
I may use a variety of approaches or therapies, depending on my observations:
a system of medicine based on the principle of ‘let like be cured by likes’. We use medicines from animal, vegetable or mineral sources and more recently, man-made substances. We find the correct stimulus to encourage the body’s natural ability to heal itself and also take care to remove or minimise anything that may stop that healing process.
inserting very fine needles at specific points in the body to stimulate physiological changes along energy channels called meridians, which help to resolve illness, relieve symptoms and re balance organ systems.
Herbal medicine –
using plants to heal as people have done for centuries, now verified as a safe and scientifically-sound approach, backed by detailed knowledge of plant chemistry and botanical therapeutics.
Many pet foods, even expensive brands, don’t adequately meet the dietary needs of animals. Ill-health and behavioural problems can be the result. Raw food and a specifically-formulated diet is the way to go.
Allopathic medicine –
while complementary treatments are always my first choice, I wouldn’t hesitate to use other medication if that was the best option for your pet.
Surgery Veterinary –
We work closely with The Forest Vet, Maresfield. If your pet requires something we can't offer, such as advanced surgery, please click here