Caring for Your Pets the Way You Do

We hope you can find everything you need. Hoof and Paw Holistic Therapies in Chelmsford, Essex is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Caroline's animal courses are now accredited with the Crystal Therapy Council and also the BAFEP.  These are the only animal courses in the UK to have reached this very high standard. Caroline is also on the International Bach Flower Practitioner Register for Humans and Animals. (BFRP & BFRAP)

Crystal Therapy Council

If you love animals, you will love Hoof and Paw. We have Animal Aromatherapy, Animal Reiki, Bach/Bailey Flowers, Crystal Healing and EFT for animals to offer emotional healing to your pet. There is a variety of holistic therapies to choose from, and we're sure you'll be happy working with us.

Look around our website.  We write a regular newsletter which is filled with stories, adventures and case studies. We always work with the permission of your vet.

We now have an Academy page which lists the Graduates from the Hoof and Paw Academy. These Practitioners are fully insured  and are now experts in their field. Their contact information is listed on the page, with information about who they are. They are truly amazing people, with a deep love of animals and will go out of their way to find the solution that your animal needs.

We have a selection of fully insurable courses, which are part of the Hoof and Paw Academy.  The courses are set out into 7 modules, with 18 months to complete them.  The courses are written to a very high standard and are supported fully by Caroline.

Caroline is very proud and honoured to have taken on the role of Secretary to the British Flower & Vibrational Essence Association. Having high standards and pushing the boundaries of education in Flower Essences,  it is absolute key  that she continually keeps learning more, especially when working with animals. The BFVEA is a source of inspiration and information, where you can learn absolutely everything about Flower Essences. Caroline will be giving a talk at their Gathering in March  2019, about the Scintilla range of Essences which she created for animals with behavioural issues, such as separation anxiety, grief and fears.

Caroline is delighted to have created the Scintilla Range for Animals for the Yorkshire Essences. The Essences help with all types of emotional problems such as separation anxiety and grief.

caroline at writtle college

Caroline has been asked to be the Guest Lecturer at Writtle University College 17 & 18. Teaching the students about Holistic Therapies 4 Animals.

Caroline is delighted to have spoken  as a guest speaker at the Animal Energy World Conference on May 14th 2017. She spoke about mental health issues and autism in animals. She also pre-launched her book at the Conference and the Scintilla range, which she created for the Yorkshire Essences. They have been specifically designed for animals.  To purchase her book via amazon here is the link   Here is the link for the Scintilla Animal Range
Crysta Healing Book
Caroline's new book Crystal Healing 4 Cats, has been written with love, for those of you who want to use crystals but just do not know where to start. It is in full colour and takes you step by step through the journey of Crystal Healing. Cats adore crystals and will often seek them out when they are not feeling well. Crystals are safe when used correctly and help to raise the vibrational energy of your cat. They can  be made up into elixirs or grids and programmed to deal with the most difficult healing problems. The book is available on Amazon and is cat specific, here is the link.  Always seek out your vet in the first instance if your cat is feeling unwell.

Caroline was very pleased to have been asked to speak at the first and second Healthful Dog Conference 17,18. & 19 If you would like to learn more from these gifted speakers then please click on this link  

The courses include speakers such as 

  • Dr. Ian Billinghurst
  • Dr. Christina Chambreau
  • Mary Debono
  • Caroline Thomas
  • Dr. Peter Dobias


“Caroline over the last couple of years has made rhythm beads and healing pendants for my horses. These have been made with much love and integrity. After losing my beloved old horse I asked Caroline to make me a healing pendant for a rescue horse that I have taken on. Not only did she do so, but she also made up essences for her. For which Sammy and I couldn't thank her enough for. I would not hesitate to recommend Caroline for any of her services as she truly works from the heart.”

- Christine Adams

“I recently bought Caroline's wonderful manual Crystal Healing for Cats. Caroline wrote this herself and her passion and enthusiasm is very obvious throughout! The information is laid out really well and it is very easy to read and thus understand. The contents of this wonderful manual include: Behaviour; Crystal Properties; Crystals Grids for cats; Crystal Recipes and much more! Although the contents were not new to me, it is lovely to have the information in one manual and nicely presented. Caroline obviously knows her "stuff" well and it shows throughout the manual. Well worth a buy!”

- Karen Tritton

“Such an amazing website, I come here often for inspiration and animal healing knowledge. Your love of animals is clear to see. Thank you for helping all of those Rescue animals out there.”

- Siobhan O’Connor

I've also just looked up the meanings of the amethyst crystal and aventurine...they really are perfect to target his little anxieties! 😁 It's weird because just in the last week I've noticed slight changes in his behaviour...he does seem slightly less agitated generally, and is far more considerate and obedient when I ask him to do something (I couldn't close the bathroom door without a full on drama and him getting really wound up, until just the last few days!!, but he seems much more chilled 😊 Maybe it's already working?!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Lynne Murphy

“I am so so happy with Daisy dogs new crystal healing collar! It seems to be calming her already, she gets super anxious about a lot of stuff, so to see a peaceful look in her eyes and a decidedly more calm manner is like magic to me! Add to that Caroline's, lovely, friendly demeanour and you've got a winning combination! Xoxox”

- Lizz Mears


“Caroline has created a wonderful company which truly shows her caring thoughtfulness for animals. I'm blown away by the vastness of products, information and help. I have a 2 and half years old Lhasa apso. She can be very nervous out in the world from small things such as the wind to big dogs coming running at her. Now I feel a sense of relaxation for her, and excited that her beautiful pawfect crystal collar will help her in becoming a more confident relaxed version of herself. I look forward to reading the very informative fun newsletter, and definitely purchasing more products. It's a weight off my shoulders to find a person that not only cares for animals but I can turn to for advice and holistic therapies instead of medication.”

- Becky Badly Bradley

“We received a beautiful crystal collar from Caroline today for my girl Fizz. Quite frankly Fizz is a maniac and rarely stays still, wants to constantly be with me wherever I go.

On went her new collar and well, she has been so calm! I've even been able to go off round the house to do other things and she has been curled up sleeping peacefully.

Thank you Caroline”

- Kate Wakefield

“I would like to share with your readers Caroline, about my boxer Lucy who, with great thanks to you is well on the road to leading a normal life . Let me explain I met up with Lucy 6 months ago I found her abandoned, dirty, and underweight. She was very nervous around me, and wasn't eating very well. My first step was to get her to a vet to check her over. He was very nice but I felt something was missing with her care. After a bath, trim, food lots of love and hugs she began to thrive but it was slow and her eating was hit and miss . She was afraid around anyone that wasn't me, (hard when I had to go to work) she would pine and be so unhappy. So I turned to Caroline I was desperate for help and I knew she would support me through these early days.

After I explained to her all Lucy's history Caroline sent me a message of support and made me a remedy that was designed just for Lucy and her problems, not eating, nervous, unable to interact with others. Through the post came a remedy a beautiful handmade collar and matching bracelet.

I've used the remedy for 10 days the change is unbelievable .. My husband began taking Lucy to dog training classes she mixes with other dogs and owners, eats 3 meals a day and loves to run in the garden. I now realise why the vet couldn't give what Caroline could. It wasn't pills or injections, Lucy needed, it was Caroline's understanding of animal behaviour, her knowledge of flower remedies and a love so pure for the animals she tends. Everyone knows how committed Caroline is to the animals in her care, so I feel it is the time to tell you all that , because of your help Caroline Lucy has won a rosette for best behaved in the class .. We are so proud of her. Thank you for your time, your knowledge and your love Caroline . Love and thanks from Jackie and Lucy.”

- Jackie Powers

“Caroline is an amazing lady. I work for an animal rescue centre and we have a dog there (Charley) who suffers from seizures when she gets anxious about anything, Caroline did us a telephone consult and made us up some flower remedy and essential oils for her. Charley had been in a bit of a decline as you can imagine she is in a very noisy stressful enviroment. Although its early days the result of giving her the remedies is very encouraging Charley now manages walks and is much less anxious about the other dogs,goats pigs and ponies she encounters and also seems to be happier in her kennel, previously just getting her back to the kennel could trigger a seizure. Caroline offers a very professional service and is a lovely caring person. Charley and I couldn't be more pleased with the results”

- Ann George

“Caroline helped my cat who was spraying in the house, this caused a lot of stress for everybody and now the cat is really happy and now we're really happy with Caroline's work. She is truly amazing in what she does.”

- Megan Lilly

“Caroline is an amazing soul that seems to be very in tune with both human and animal emotional needs and has helped me immensely with broken sleep and areas.”

- Tamara Hamovic

“I first met Caroline when she recommended to me to do a consultation for my Greyhound Paddy. After a very long chat in which I felt she just seemed to get Paddy and what was going on with him she made him a remedy. Well the difference was almost immediate. Paddy was a happier dog and his food aggression almost disappeared within 24 hours. Rather than a generic blend you can buy in the shops he has a personalised blend that addresses his particular issues. She is amazingly knowledgeable and all her remedies are made with love. Thank you so much for getting us started on our journey. The rest wouldn't have been possible without your help.

Note from Paddy: I luffs my magic drops from Auntz Caroline. They makes me feel much better. I just havz to message her when I needz some more, Mum does the paypal thingy and Mr Postie deliverz them. Licks, woofs and sniffs. Xxx heart emoticon”

- Charlotte Stockley

“Caroline provided healing remedies for my rescue dog, when he was experiencing major problems around his heart area. We are so lucky that he pulled through and very grateful to Caroline of Hoof and Paws for going out her way to help him with her magical potions!!”

- Louise Russell

“Caroline was recommended and after trying every method for our poor stressed GSD x lab Leon it was such a light speaking with her. Not only is her knowledge brilliant but just someone to listen was helpful. We can't wait to recivie our Bach flowers and oils. I even felt much more relaxed after our call! Thanks Caroline!”

- Jess Graham

“Caroline is a gifted and inspiring holistic therapist. She is generous of spirit - sharing her wisdom and experience far and wide - and committed to supporting animals and their people with love and compassion. heart emoticon heart emoticon heart emoticon”

- Aileen Naismith

“Caroline is so lovely to converse with and so helpful with any questions about my dogs or clients dogs alike smile emoticon I have recommended Caroline's work to many of my clients and friends for their dogs and will continue doing so smile emoticon”

- Joe Colling Nutkins

“Caroline's beautiful flower remedies have changed my girl's life, and are helping rescue dogs to transition into their new homes, healing the scars of the past. She is a talented and powerful healer. We are so grateful! I recommend her wholeheartedly.”

- Francesca LaFae

“I could not have helped my RR boy without Caroline's phenomenal knowledge and her compassion for healing. Bibi and I will forever be in your debt. Xx”

- Petra Dance

“Caroline is so helpful and her remedies are always spot on. Would recommend her to anyone.”

- Bek Slater

“Learnt my animal healing with Caroline and found a firm friend in the equation She has an amazing wealth of knowledge in respect of energy work with animals.”

- Sue Hamblin

“Caroline is very gifted and very passionate about her work with animals. 5 Stars from me every single time”

- Jim Thomas

“Caroline is an amazing animal holistic healer. She has treated my llewellin Setter with Reiki, Crystal healing, and essences. She is gifted, instinctive to what the animal needs and is feeling. it is wonderful to see to see Caroline with jicky relaxed and enjoying reiki. Recently we added a new puppy to our family. With Caroline's expertise they are happy and relaxed with each other, I can say without hesitation that wthout Caroline on constant standby for all my questions and worries and Caroline's extensive knowledge on animal behaviour It would not have worked out so beautifully.”

- Maggie Johnson

Caroline kindly came to me for a home visit ...couldn't help but notice the calming influence this young lady has ... I have four Maltese .....Ruby being the eldest who's personality has completely changed ... Such a reactive dog ....we are giving it our best shot in making her life more pleasant training ...and tinctures from Caroline .... So far ..a month down the line ..I have noticed a calmer Ruby ...specially at the dogs meal times ... And less Random attacks on the others .. I have found Caroline very supportive ... I'm most grateful I will continue to update her with my progress and request more tinctures is all rather interesting And amazing . 🐾🐾
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Lorraine Penny

I've recently had the pleasure of studying, in person, with Caroline and it was a truly wonderful experience. Caroline is a gifted, open and compassionate advocate for our precious animals and her passion, enthusiasm and her love for her life's calling is so strong and so enlightening. Caroline adapted her teaching and her style for my specific needs and she gave me exactly what I needed. I received the kind of 1-2-1 attention and focus that 'consultants charge upwards of £850 a day for. Caroline's knowledge and span of animal healing and animal well-being is so extensive and so interlinked that many of the modalities she uses dovetail, one into another, providing a truly comprehensive and a truly holistic means of listening to, and of acting upon, the needs and desires of our animal folk. I would highly recommend anyone seeking a knowledge of animal holistic therapies, remedies and training to liaise with Caroline, they won't be disappointed and like me they will be clamoring for more Jx   Jan Kuhnert