She gained a Diploma in Animal Healing and a certificate in Natural Animal Food Remedies with
Elizabeth Whiter’s Healing Animals Organisation. This led to further studies in herbal remedies, taking a short course for human use at the College of Naturopathic Medicine before studying animal herbal self-selection (applied zoopharmacognosy) with Jo Rose. Further CPD has included feline and canine zoopharmacognosy gateway courses with Caroline Ingraham, and two animal communication workshops. She is currently training in Canine Merishia Massage for mobility and joint care.
Rita has also worked as a veterinary receptionist, and helped voluntarily in several animal shelters both here and abroad, including the National Animal Welfare Trust, RSPCA, Animal Care Egypt, Dog Rescue Cyprus, The Cinnamon Trust and Paradise Wildlife Park. She currently practices at the Natural Medicine Centre, run by holistic vet Dr Richard Allport, as well as offering home visits.
Rita lives with her rescue dog, Amber, and her two cats Sam and Suki. She loves her animal and human holistic work and continues to develop her skills. She is a registered healer and Member of the Healing Animals Organisation and a registered member of the Rose Association of Therapists.
Qualifications & Training:
BSc (Hons) Degree in Microbiology - University College London
Diploma in Animal Healing - Elizabeth Whiter, Healing Animals Organisation (HAO)
Applied Herbal Choices for Pets (Zoopharmacognosy) - Rose Therapies
CPD in Research and Practical Herbal Knowledge to Support the Microbiome in Animals, with Dr Carol Michael - Rose Therapies
Feline Pharmacognosy course (Feline Gateway 1) - Caroline Ingraham
Canine Pharmacognosy course (Canine Gateway 1) - Caroline Ingraham
Herbs for Everyday Living - Lorna Driver-Davies, College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM)
Introduction to Animal Acu-Point Therapy (Acupressure) - Lucy Yeomans, Rose Therapies
Animal Communication - Alex Butler, Rose Therapies
Animal Communication workshop - Elizabeth Whiter, HAO
Reiki Master Practitioner degree - William Rand, International Reiki Centre
Reiki Levels 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Mastership - Bernadette Rae
Crystal Healing, Level 2 practitioner - Philip Permutt, The Crystal Healer
Introduction to the Chakras - Sally Topham, Energy Harmonix
Rita Lymboura BSc(Hons) MHAO, worked in clinical research for over 20 years before leaving to follow her passion for animal care. Her Microbiology degree and scientific research background gave her a good basis in healthcare, though she also had an interest in holistic therapies. Qualified in Reiki to 3rd degree mastership, she began giving reiki and crystal therapy to people before developing her skills to work with animals.