John Hoare qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1965, and was in general practice until 1999. He has been using homeopathy since 1988, and he passed the British Vet. M. F. Hom examination in 1992. He is a recognized teacher of veterinary homeopathy. He believes that all medical treatment should be based on holistic principles, using a combination of conventional and complementary therapies that will benefit the patient the most.