Vets All Natural was founded by Dr. Bruce Syme (BVSc, Hons.) in Castlemaine in 1995. Frustrated with the limitations of medicine in curing common long-term ailments in cats and dogs like allergies and arthritis, Dr. Bruce began to develop his own range of natural diets, treats and supplements. What started with some experimentation in the back of a vet’s surgery has now grown into an international movement. We now help tens of thousands of dogs and cats across Australia and beyond live happier, healthier, longer lives.
Dr. Bruce's story
“I have developed this range of foods and supplements purely from a desire to heal animals. I never set out to start a pet food/supplement company, I simply wanted to be “a good vet”.
As a dedicated and passionate animal lover, I felt frustrated in my role as veterinarian, that I was unable to adequately “cure” so many dogs and cats from long-standing skin diseases, allergies, and arthritis, without relying on constant medication. I set out, as my own personal mission, to find a better way of healing these conditions.
I studied acupuncture, herbal medicine, homoeopathy, flower essences before finally came upon the answer: nutrition! Put more accurately, the cause is often deficiency. It is the simple understanding that the combination of cooking, artificial processing, and poor quality ingredients used in commercial pet foods has led to wide scale nutritional deficiencies in the dogs and cats that rely on these foods for their everyday nutrition.
It is these subtle deficiencies, that accumulate over years of the animals life, that have led to the virtual epidemic of skin disease, allergies, arthritis, and ever increasing incidence of cancer, in domestic pets.
In developing the Vets All Natural range of foods and supplements, I wish to make available these simple but extremely effective concepts and solutions, to a wider range of animals than those I see in my clinic everyday.”
Dr. Bruce is a hugely respected vet in Australia and one of the leading figures in the understanding of pet nutrition. He’s hosted and contributed to shows including Pet Care on 3AK, Totally Wild and In The Mornings on Channel Ten and regularly lectures at veterinary events across Australia.
Made by Australia's best
In 2016 the Staughton family joined the Vets All Natural team. With over 25 years experience in farming and pet food, access to Australia’s best and freshest produce and some of the safest and cleanest manufacturing processes in the world, they bring real value in helping us create the best nutrition for dogs and cats.
Vets All Natural is passionately committed to producing foods and supplements that maximise the health and longevity of dogs and cats.
Code of Conduct
The staff at Vets All Natural work to the following standards.
- Provide high quality scientifically formulated natural products.
- Provide the appropriate products for all stages of a dog and cats life.
- At all levels, educate the industry about the facts of natural nutrition.
- Treat customer s and pet owners with complete honesty, respect and absolute priority.
- Proudly support the reputation of the products and brand.
- Show passion.
- Encourage a fair and equitable workplace.
- Embrace pet organisations.
- Have fun!