Health & Healing
is a full service integrative veterinary practice blending
holistic and conventional medicine and surgery to optimize
the health of our patients.
A holistic approach looks at the entire life of
the patient. This includes not only current symptoms
of illness, but also environment, diet, lifestyle, previous
medical problems, behavioral problems, and other stressors.
The approach of holistic medicine is to heal the whole
pet physically and emotionally. This differs from conventional
western medicine which concentrates on suppressing symptoms
The holistic approach understands
capability to heal itself. This occurs by rebalancing
the life force within each patient. In western medicine
the life force is the immune system. In homeopathy, it
is referred to as the vital force while in Traditional
Chinese Medicine it is called chi. Regardless of terminology,
this healing energy can be released by various holistic
modalities. When used by highly trained veterinarians
these modalities are very useful in treating both acute
and chronic disease. These therapies are effective and
free of harmful side effects.
Patience and time are crucial
once holistic treatment is started. This type of healing
can take several weeks or even months with some forms of
chronic disease. Examples of chronic disease that can be
helped by this approach include cancer, kidney disease, heart
disease, skin allergies, and arthritis. In today’s
fast-paced world this type of healing can seem like a long,
slow journey. In our view, it is a path well worth following.
We hope you will embark on this journey with us. We truly
believe following this path will give your beloved pet the
best chance to heal.