Diploma in Animal Healing

Professional One Year Diploma in Animal Healing

Elizabeth’s pioneering Animal Healing School established in 2005 is the first to train and register graduates in Diplomas in Animal and Equine Healing with full insurance. Students work with dogs and cats: and includes time with guinea pigs, rabbits, reptiles and bats. This vocational course has plenty of practical experience coupled with extensive theory notes.

This is a unique in depth course in animal healing based on the extensive training, experience and work undertaken by Elizabeth Whiter in her international animal healing practice. The focus of this course will be on cats, dogs and small animals, however two further hands on in depth courses will be offered to successful students allowing them to specialise in equine healing and animal self selection. Click here for information on the Diploma in Equine Healing and The Certificate in Natural Food Animal Remedies click here. All successful graduates who have trained with Elizabeth in the Diploma in Animal Healing will be entitled to take out full insurance as animal healers.

(Elizabeth has also secured student insurance for those that are currently training with her in the Diploma in Animal Healing).

Enquiries and a copy of the 2019 prospectus please telephone Elizabeth on 01273 891472 or contact

Principal Tutor: Elizabeth Whiter MHAO MNFSH IIZ ITEC Dip.WSA

Elizabeth is a fully qualified and insured animal complementary practitioner and author of The Animal Healer published by Hay House. She set up the animal healing training school in 2005 and has over 500 graduates, including four vets who have qualified in the Diploma. Elizabeth’s animal and human clinic in Sussex specialises in healing, diet and nutrition, self selection and behaviour and emotional problems. Elizabeth regularly works with and receives referrals from vets, doctors, zoos, animal rescue centres and charities from around the world and has secured healing placements for her students and graduates in animal rescue centres in Portugal, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, South Africa, Japan, Mexico, Egypt, Southern Ireland and the UK.

Elizabeth has been a professional healer of humans and animals for sixteen years, and is a member of the Healing Trust, the Ingraham Institute of Zoopharmacognosy and The Healing Animals Organisation.

Tutors: Sally Hall Vet MRCVS BSc (Hons) MA MB, Emma Farrow-Bartlett VN. Dip AS: Teachers in Small Animal and Equine Anatomy & Physiology and First Aid; Anatomy and Physiology module notes created by Andrew Browning BVSC Cert. EP, Cert EM (Int. Med.) MRCVS. Michelle Garvey MHAO BA Hon, Dog Behaviourist and Trainer (FdSc) Teacher in Animal Behaviour. Ruth Risely RSPCA MHAO teacher in reptile husbandry

Examiner: Jeannie Billington M.A. B.Ed Honours, Director of the Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCHE) at South Bank University,  OU Lecturer, Head teacher, external moderator and examiner for numerous exam boards, Member of the General Council of the Association of Teachers, Ofsted inspector

Course Philosophy and Vision:

The Diploma in Animal Healing has been established since 2005 and is associated with the Healing Animals Organisation which is a voice on behalf of animals, supporting the needs of many who have suffered physical, emotional and psychological pain. The website lists and promotes all qualified and insured animal healers from this Diploma course. The Healing Animals Organisation supports committed members who have trained in the Diploma of Animal Healing and Equine Healing with Elizabeth Whiter and helps promote and recognise members. Members of the public, Vets, animal sanctuaries and charities, rescue centres, and other professional animal care workers throughout the country can be sure they are working with a body of professional animal healers and have access to the register of qualified healers.

‘The Diploma in animal healing is the first professional course of its kind. We have established a body of highly trained animal healers in the UK and around the globe. This course has attracted an international following with students from the UK, USA, Japan, and Europe. Successful candidates are awarded the Dip in Animal Healing MHAO and included on the Healing Animals Organisation register.’

Length of Course: 1 year part-time

The Animal Healing Course is studied for one year part-time. This will involve attendance of 17 days, 150 hours over the year in Sussex for theory and practical sessions held onsite and regular visits to animal sanctuaries nearby. The Diploma course is held in the National South Downs Park, Sussex. Additional home study/Diploma assessments total time of course 300 hours. If students successfully complete all modules and coursework they will be eligible to take the final assessment day.

Enquiries and a copy of the 2019 prospectus and application form, please telephone Elizabeth Whiter on 01273 891472 or contact us here

Diploma in Animal Healing Course Dates Sussex:

  • Module One: 4 days   17th – 20th January 2019
  • Module Two: 4 days   11th – 14th April 2019
  • Module Three: 4 days  18th – 21st July 2019
  • Module Four: 4 days  3rd – 6th October 2019

At module four there will be an interview with the panel to ensure that the course objectives and the learning outcomes are met.

To be eligible to take the final assessment day students need to have completed the following:

  • Attendance of all four teaching modules
  • Twelve animal case studies
  • Six assignments on common animal conditions
  • Completed student log book
  • Attendance of local healing groups to support students and practitioners.

Multiple choice paper, tutorial and social gathering 25th January 2020

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The Animal Healing Workshop exceeded my expectations. Liz was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable on so many fronts. A true animal lover. I would not hesitate on attending another workshop. It was well thought out and informative but most of all inspiring, but of course the animals were the stars of the show. Sharon

It was a pleasure and a privilege to attend Elizabeth’s Animal Healing Workshop. She is such a lovely knowledgeable person and very inspirational. A joy to be with in every way. Liz

Hi Elizabeth - Tigger is getting on BRILLIANTLY!!! After his healing with you, self selecting the food oils and his nutritional consultation. He is a new dog - skipping along ahead of me with the other two hooligans and generally really enjoying life. He loves his sardines (Bruno says he wants some too!), and has his oils when he wants them. He is moving so much better and seems far happier in himself. Cherry

This has been an absolutely fabulous day. It is incredible the power of healing. The lovely energy meeting with like minded people I have had a wonderful day. Please do some more. Thank you for sharing with us. Love, light and peace. Val

A day with Liz was worth its weight in gold. Informative and fascinating on so many levels – I love that I have learnt much more about animals, herbs and people all in one day! How much better can it get than that. Lucinda

Lovely seminar from a wonderful healer whose animals are so receptive to healing! Very inspirational Liz’s healing work with animals. Very informative Animal healing workshop. As a human healer I love the animal dimension and I now feel inspired to train in the Diploma in Animal Healing with. Suzie

I have learnt so much on the animal self selection day. I can’t wait to try the recipes out. Such an interesting topic, I can’t learn enough about this. Thank you so much. Diane

Masses of information given throughout the animal self selection day! I loved working with the horses and foraging in the hedgerows. An added bonus was making some nutritious dog biscuits, which my Toby loved! Jean

Made me look at hedgerow herbs in a different way – use my intuition more. Thank you. Beth

An informative workshop - a real eye opener: how nature has everything to help that we can use. It was so special as I had my first close contact with a horse and saw what majestic creatures they are close up. Can’t wait to learn more. Tracey

On the Animal Healing Day, I loved Liz’s top tips, I learned quite a few new things about my dog and cat thank you! Virginia