Richard qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1973. Shortly after setting up his own veterinary practice in Hertfordshire in 1980, he became interested in a holistic approach to health for pets. He began training in Acupuncture and Homeopathy and was one of the first few vets to become a Veterinary Member of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
Richard has extended his interests in holistic medicine into other areas, including Bach Flower essences, Herbal treatment, Nutrition and Crystal therapy. He is the first veterinary surgeon to become qualified to practice Electro Crystal Therapy.
He is a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and Vice President of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons. Richard lectures widely on natural medicines for pets and writes for magazines such as Cat World and Dogs Today. He also broadcasts regularly on radio and television.
Richard Allport published two books with Mitchell Beazley – Natural Medicine For Dogs and Natural Medicine For Cats. Natural Healthcare For Pets – was published by Thorsons.
Richard combines writing and broadcasting with running his busy natural veterinary medicine practice. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family.
His book, Heal Your Dog the Natural Way has been republished under the Pen & Sword Remember When imprint.