Holistic Veterinary Care in the comfort of your home

We care for your animal companions as the unique individuals they are. We recognise their whole being: physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual and psychological. We understand veterinary medicine as an art form, as well as a science. We utilise every tool available in our quest for optimal health and wellness.

Our integrated care veterinary assessment is a thorough, holistic approach, which allows us to create a bespoke individual treatment plan for each patient. Whether you want your fantastic athlete to perform and recover at their best, help your four-legged family member cope with a chronic illness, or anything in between, we are here for you. Herbal medicines, dietary modifications and other therapies will assist and complement traditional veterinary medicine, giving your animal companions the very best chance to thrive and enjoy an optimal quality of life.

Meet the team Dr Miriam Main BVM&S MRCVS


Miriam has been working as a veterinary surgeon since 2010, when she graduated from the Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. She has enjoyed a myriad of veterinary experiences: working in Central Scotland, Cornwall and the Cook Islands in many different areas of the industry: charity work, emergency and critical care, mixed practice, feline-only, equine referral, and small animal first opinion. Her real passion is for connection – with her patients and the people who care for them. 

Through the last decade, she has been shaped by her experiences professionally and personally – losing a much-beloved cat and two beloved ponies, and her own experience of (human!) healthcare as she became a mother and later a breastfeeding counsellor. Her deep respect for nature and physiology, alongside her knowledge and background in traditional veterinary medicine, led her to expand what tools she had available to help her patients.

Miriam fell in love with Veterinary Herbal Medicine as a perfect combination of her fascination and respect for history, nature, biology, and science. She enjoys sharing her passion with equine, dog, and cat owners through Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Latest Articles

Close up of a cat eye
Dr. Miriam Main BVM&S MRCVS

Carrots and Cataracts….?

In 2015 Miriam was cantering her newly-backed Exmoor pony mare through the fields when a pheasant emerged from a hedge. The pony spooked and, unsettled

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Miriam and Cadence
Dr. Miriam Main BVM&S MRCVS

X does not = y

When I tell my veterinary colleagues about Botanical Veterinary Care, and how herbal medicine has revolutionised my practice, their initial reaction usually goes something like

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