Dr Veerle Dejonckheere is a veterinarian with an international reputation as an expert in integrated veterinary care established through fifteen years’ experience combining conventional medicine and complementary approaches in professional practice.
She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 2001 and worked for two years in a large animal practice in France before moving to the UK in 2003. Over the next five years she worked at conventional small animal practices throughout the country and spent several months as a volunteer with animal charities in Samos and Bhutan. In 2009 she joined the SMART Clinic, Cardiff, led by Lowri Davis. Dr Dejonckheere’s practice there was focused on sports medicine and rehabilitation, leading her to acquire a depth of experience as an acupuncturist. Since 2011 she has been running a thriving referral service offering integrated veterinary care, now including acupuncture, chiropractic care, therapeutic exercise, nutrition and herbal medicine, in the Bath and Bristol area. Her aim is to work together with the referring conventional vet to maximise the well-being of the animal at all stages of its life. Mostly she treat dogs, but also cats and the occasional rabbit, chicken or iguana.