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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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