Giving animals a voice in their health and how they are treated when they have health issues has become Beth's passion. Animals instinctively know how to self heal in their natural world, and Beth wants to re-establish a direct connection to this and bring it into their domestic lives.
Beth found her way to Applied Zoopharmacognosy when her horse was diagnosed with gastric ulcers. She wanted to find a way to help her horse by exploring how the root causes of this illness could be identified and addressed. Beth started to look at wild animals for answers and realised that animals have an innate ability to heal themselves. Her research led to Zoopharmacognosy, and how wild animals use medicinal plants and compounds within their environment to bring themselves back into health.
Beth's research and training has enabled her to apply animal self medication in domestic settings, providing consultations and advice to animal owners and other professional practitioners. Beth has written many articles, given lectures within the UK and internationally and appeared on BBC radio.