Julia has a holistic veterinary practice in Wales that is catering for your horse, dog, cat and farm animals through holistic care. Julia has over 15 years’ experience in holistic medicine and is passionate about working with animals.
Over the years she found that traditional veterinary practice did not always improve the patients to my satisfaction, leading her further afield to explore acupuncture and chiropractic practice. Graduating as a veterinary surgeon from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, she worked exclusively on night duties looking after the inpatients, particularly the intensive care stable, involving both post surgical care as well as conservative treatment.
She gained broad experience in general equine practice where her caseload was mostly first opinion ambulatory work. In 2008 she started the pathway of her holistic journey and soon opened my own practice. Since then she has gained numerous certifications in various pillars of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and western complementary approaches.
She has been treating animals in clinics in Kent, East Sussex and Wales. She says "It is really important that I cater for the individual needs and pattern and include all aspects of the patients wellbeing. It will give them a longer and happier life."
Julia is registered with the Royal Society of Veterinary Surgeons, the UK's official register.
Dr med vet Julia Ledger-Muennich, MRCVS
Chinese Veterinary Herbalist and Acupuncturist,
Based in Trefeglwys, near Caersws Powys
Holistic veterinary medicine takes into account all aspects of the pet’s life. This includes an understanding of the physical well-being, diet, environment, emotional stresses, and social behaviour. Holistic medicine is gentle, minimally-invasive, and aims to treat the root cause of the imbalances and not just the symptoms. It improves quality of life through taking in account all the individual needs that allow for self healing and strengthen the body to its best.
Holistic treatment and recommendations are based on a comprehensive physical examination and history of your animal. Your pet will receive acupuncture, herbal medicine food therapy and exercise recommendation where needed.
The most common problems which makes people think about acupuncture for their animals are arthritis, spondylosis and intervertebral disc disease (hernia). Arthritis secondary to trauma, hip dysplasia, torn cranial cruciate ligament and elbow dysplasia are all commonly seen in my practice. Muscular skeletal problems can occur through too much exercise for young animals or puppies, poor feeding- particularly at a young age, poor genetics, breed related weaknesses and repetitive trauma. For pain and orthopaedic patients veterinary acupuncture works on the pain perception of the animal, tender muscles, Myofascial and nerve response to either localised or generalised pain. It relieves the animal of pain and physical restrictions through compensational mechanisms. This enables us to bring the body back towards physiological movement where possible. However, that is just one of the benefits of acupuncture
In fact, most diseases and ailments found in dogs can be treated with veterinary acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbs, these include:
· Skin problems for example lick granulomas, Histiocytoma and allergic dermatitis, recurrent ear infections
· Gastrointestinal problems such as IBD, diarrhoea, loss of appetite or vomiting of unknown origin
· Cancer treatment
· Palliative care
· Respiratory problems
· Behavioural problems
· Pain Management
· Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis, intervertebral disk disease, or traumatic nerve injury
Certified Chinese Veterinary Herbalist, accredited by the World Association of Traditional Veterinary Chinese Medicine (WATCVM)
Certified Chinese Veterniary Acupuncturist (WATCVM)
Certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbalist accredited by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS).
Further Certifications in Chinese Veterinary Medical Food therapy, Tui-Na, Scalp Acupuncture, and Advanced Acupuncture for Veterinary Neurology,
FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian