Tips on Finding A TRAINED Holistic Veterinarian

Finding a holistic veterinarian can be a true expedition. There are many veterinarians that claim to be holistic when they do not really fully understand the concept. Many mix Allopathic (standard) treatments with natural treatments and feel comfortable with this concept.

If you are looking for a specific discipline under the umbrella of Holistic i.e. Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Herbal, etc. or if you do not know what is best for your pet, then you need to find someone with the proper training and credentials. Here are some of the organizations that list and/or accredit veterinarians in specific modalities.

There are a few organizations that train and certify Holistic Veterinarians in different disciplines, as well, as, the AHVMA that maintains a list of interested (but not always holistic) veterinarians. For you to choose a "Holistic Vet" you must first narrow down your needs. If you are looking for someone that has a regular practice but is open to Alternative medicine then your field is larger and many of the vets listed in the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) list might suffice. If you are looking specifically for Homeopathy, then consult the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy list. For Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture also maintains a list. Some of these veterinarians are totally holistic and some don't even use acupuncture in their practices but all have gone through the training and passed the certification exams. There is a copy of the AHVMA directory kept at the AHVMA Site. There is a seperate Acupuncture list at the AAVA site. Some veterinarians also list with the National Center for Homeopathy

Specific Referral Lists

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy List
The AHVMA Referral List
The Acupuncture (AAVA) Referral List
The Acupuncture (IVAS) Referral List
National Center For Homeopathy

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