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About Ruth

Hello, I'm Ruth. Thank you for joining me here!

I'm an animal naturopath, pet nutritionist and energy worker.


I support pet parents help their animals prevent disease, overcome health challenges and live their best life using natural and holistic methods.

I also support animal loving businesses create natural and holistic products to support animal wellbeing.


The path I took to get here…

I have loved animals since I was a little girl. Cats and dogs were always a part of our family. I was so lucky to share my childhood with Fred, Ginger, Tilly, Kitty Pride, Storm, Lockheed, Mirage, Wolverine and Alf. 

Growing up with cats and dogs helped to instil in me a great love for our furry friends. So much so that when I was 11, I made the decision to stop eating my friends. I became vegetarian.  

16 years later, I chose to forsake all animal products, not just in my food but in every product I use - I chose a vegan lifestyle.  


As an animal lover, it seemed nonsensical to eat them or indeed, use products that contain parts of them. How can I love one and eat or use another?

My dad, mum, little me, my sister and our dog Fred.


Celebrating at the Voiceless Awards with Sarah Ferguson and Lyn White AM.

So excited getting up close and personal with this gorgeous cow at Brightside Farm Sanctuary in Tasmania.

As a girl, I dreamed of being a forest ranger. I wanted to surround myself with nature, be amongst the animals. But that was not the career path I chose.  Rather, I became a lawyer - a construction lawyer.


After some time, as my calling to help the animals grew, I pondered how I could use my legal career to help animals. I stumbled across animal law and my life changed. I decided that I wanted to be a legal advocate for animals. I started attending animal law lectures and got involved with a university animal protection group. 

In 2010, I was giving the tremendous opportunity to live my dream to become an animal lawyer - I was offered a job as legal counsel at Voiceless - The Animal Protection Institute in Sydney, Australia. 

Despite being my dream job, it was emotionally taxing. I had to stay up to speed with our two focus areas - the commercial kangaroo industry and the factory farming industry - and was regularly exposed to the cruelties that are inherent in these industries. 

What kept me going was the direct interaction I had at the end of every day with my cats, Lilly, Max and Elvy. This direct interaction proved to be a non-negotiable and an important factor in my future career choice.


Zeus and I after we rescued him from the pound - he was declared a dangerous dog and was going to be put down but we were able to save him and find him a new home. Happy day!

I returned to Brisbane, Australia after three years of living the dream. I returned to work as lawyer in private practice. The frustration at not living my purpose grew. I wanted to do more. I wanted every day to take action to help animals.

I was helping animals through various pro bono involvements I had with animal groups and through speaking at animal rights rallies - but I wanted more. I wanted direct interaction with animals - those who reminded me why I do what I do.

And so came the idea to pursue animal naturopathy. Not only was this a profession that would allow me to spend my days directly interacting with animals, it also satisfied my interest in health and nutrition. I immediately started studying a Diploma in Small Animal Naturopathy through the National College of Traditional Medicine, and the rest they say is history.


And so here I am today... 

...directly assisting animals with natural remedies for disease prevention and achieving optimum health. To say that I love what I do would under-estimate how I feel. 

I get to help individual animals feel better and have happier lives (with their humans)! 
Watching animals thrive as a result of the recommendations I offer their humans for natural healing and disease prevention brings me so much joy. It's something I know I will be doing to the end of my days.

I would love to help you, whether that's to help your animal achieve optimum health or to help you formulate a natural supplement or food for animals. Let's do this.

My qualifications

My Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws/Arts (Journalism)

  • Diploma of Small Animal Naturopathy

  • Certificate in Nutrition for Companion Pets

  • Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy

  • Certificate in Manufacturing & Dispensing Herbal Medicine for Companion Pets

  • Practising Certificate in Herbal Medicine for Companion Pets

  • Certified Low Tox Coach

  • Certificate in Usui Reiki Level One

  • Certificate in Usui Reiki Level Two

  • Certificiate in Usui Reiki Master Level Three

  • Certificate in Seichim Level One

  • Certificate in Ashati One

  • Certificate in Ashati Two - Ashati Practitioner 

  • Certificate in Alsemia One

  • Certificate in Alsemia Two - Alsemia Practitioner

  • Pranic Healing Level 1 Certificate

  • Pranic Healing Level 2 Certificate

  • Pranic Healing Level 3 Certificate

  • Pranic Healing Level 4 Certificate


My Memberships:

  • Animal Health Professional - College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies

On a personal note...

  • I live in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland on the Sunshine Coast, after relocating from Brisbane in 2019.

  • I am super lucky to have kangaroos, wallabies and deer visit my garden, and I get so excited every time I see them.

  • My fur family consists of three cats - my tabby boys Max and Elvy (that's Elvy in the pic there) and my beautiful angel girl Lilly, who's with us in spirit.

  • My favourite foods are chocolate, apple crumble and pizza.

  • Things that keep me sane are nature, yoga, dance, pilates, reading, meditation, music and cosying up with my cats.

  • I was born in England and have lived in Papua New Guinea, Japan, England (lived, worked and partied there in my mid-twenties), Geelong Victoria and Brisbane/Sunshine Coast Queensland.

Me & Elvy snuggling.jpg
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