After qualifying from Bristol University Veterinary School in 1989, Mark immediately embarked upon an intensive period of study at the Faculty of Homeopathy in London. He achieved his qualification in this field in 1996, after a few delays caused mainly by the proximity of his children’s births to exam dates! Mark established a practice near Chichester in West Sussex in 1994, which grew rapidly to become one of the two largest centres for Alternative Medicine, as applied to animals, in the UK and which, to date, qualified the most Homeopathic Vets from one practice. 

In 2001/2 he sold the practice which allowed more focus on his specialist fields of Homeopathy and Acupuncture, as well as furthering his research interests and allowing time for further in-depth study. In part inspired by the French system of healthcare where all GP appointments are ½ hour in length, his aim was (and still is) to spend “more time on less patients”, believing that medicine today has become too rushed and that this can compromise cure in long-term disease. 

Hence the “Centre for Integrated and Holistic Medicine” was opened in January 2003. “Integrated” as often cases referred are on long-term medication and it is not always possible to be truly holistic for these, one has to work alongside (integrate) the existing therapy. “Holistic” as the aim in all cases is to achieve a balanced and complete restoration of health for the patient, rather than tackling only the presenting complaint, by considering all aspects of the case. 

Part of this evolution was also an expansion of his interests in treating Humans, and understanding the Human/Animal relationship and how it is affected in disease. To further this Mark studied with some of the masters in the field, including Jeremy Sherr at the Dynamis School of Homeopathy, and Misha Norland at the Devon School. From this Mark incorporated much of the modern evolution of Homeopathy, both analysis and prescribing, into his practice for the benefit of all species. Treating the Human species is now a significant part of Mark’s practice despite not being advertised other than here. 

In 2010, Mark decided that to evolve further the integrated medical philosophy, a return to first opinion practice had to be made. Whilst still providing services to colleagues wishing to refer cases and to human patients as well, Mark took the step of opening a new practice at Oving, in West Sussex, with the aim of developing a premier centre of excellence for alternative therapies integrated within a first opinion service to the local community. Hence Mark Elliott and Associates opened on 6th June 2011.

During this time Mark has also written 6 small books on Homeopathy and Holistic care of animals, as well as numerous articles published in many journals (see “Information Centre”), and co-established courses in Acupuncture for Vets in the UK. In addition he has held a number of advisory posts, including government appointment and has recently been re-elected by the profession to the role of a Council Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Mark is the Immediate Past-President of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons.

Mark has also just finished his third term as an elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Outside the profession he is actively involved in conservation, having won National Award for his work as part of West Sussex Biodiversity Project, was a founding trustee of the newly formed Arun and Rother Rivers Trust, and is now Veterinary Advisor to the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust for its research projects.


BVSc – Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

VetMFHom – Veterinary Member of the Faculty of Homeopathy 

MRCVS – Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 

MLIHM - Member of the Laurence Institute of Holistic Medicine

PCH – Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy

DSH - Diploma of the School of Homeopathy

RSHom - Registered with the Society of Homeopaths

© mark elliott 2017