What We Do. 

Zoo Ost Ltd has more than 31 years' experience, through founder Tony Nevin. Under the umbrella of Zoo Ost Ltd, Tony pioneered a lot of the animal work, run workshops and courses, including the clinical part of the first ever MSc in Animal Osteopathy in the UK and Europe.

We treat conditions that affect all aspects of the body. Read on for some more information or get in touch via email for more information.


WORKING CLOSELY with your horses own vet we specialise in the treatment of chronic, long standing mechanical conditions affecting overall performance. Working as part of an integral team we bring the physical component to the treatment programme.

Animal Treatment

Our Approach

USING OSTEOPATHIC techniques, Zoo Ost Limited has pioneered much of the treatment in this field with animals and birds. Working closely with Veterinary Surgeons we have successfully treated most genus of mammals, many bird species, as well as various reptiles. Osteopathic consultations are via veterinary referral. This complies with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the guidelines laid down by the British Veterinary Association (BVA).


Please note: Osteopathic consultations are via veterinary referral


LIFESTOCK CAN, and do, suffer from the same mechanical problems that affect companion made animals. Over the years I have been able to administer osteopathic treatment to benefit many breeds of sheep, cattle, pigs, and poultry. Osteopathy can improve the husbandry of livestock without needing to drastically alter how a farm or smallholding is run. Better husbandry leads to better welfare.

Small Domestic Animals

I AM the osteopath in residence at Arvonia Animal Hospital, Cheltenham, Glos., Masefield Veterinary Centre, Malvern and Holistic Vet, Corsham, UK., where I run referral clinics for the osteopathic treatment of small animals. Any investigatory work is undertaken by your referring vet prior to starting any treatment with us. Each patient is given a course of treatment specific to its' own needs, with owners involved in each process, including rehabilitation.

Exotics & Wildlife Rehabilitation

IN 1992 I pioneered the use of osteopathy to treat musculo-skeletal problems in wild, and exotic species of animals and birds. This work has taken me all over the world, working closely with vets and wildlife experts in the field, as well as in many of the finest collections. For this reason I have close links with BIAZA, BVZS, ABWAK, AZEVN to name but a few. Wildlife patients are mainly those with physical injuries.

What about our Human Work?

Our Human Work is very important to us, and has a website of its own.

Animals at the Clinic?

Don't worry - only human patients are treated at our Cheltenham clinic in Gloucestershire.


To book an appointment call us on +44 (0)1242 221153

About Us

Horse Ost is part of Zoo Ost Ltd, which covers all aspects of osteopathic care for people, animals and birds. Tony Nevin graduated from The European School of Osteopathy in 1988 and since then has pioneered the successful application of osteopathy to treat over 300 species of animals and birds, along with running thriving human clinics in Cheltenham and Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Opening Hours

Monday   8.30 - 7.00

Tuesday   8.30 - 7.00

Wednesday   8.30 - 7.00

Thursday   8.30 - 7.00

Friday   8.30 - 7.00

Saturday   Emergencies only

Sunday   Closed

Get In Touch

Correspondance address:
Horse Ost, Harmony,
29 Alstone Croft, Cheltenham,
Glos. GL51 8HB

T +44 (0)1242 221153
M +44 (0)7831 759339
E info@horseost.co.uk

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