Living in modernAmerica, we are all very accustomed and were brought up relying on conventional or western medicine. Our modern medicine has made enormous advances in diagnostics, pharmacology & surgery. But despite all our advances, there are still diseases, conditions, and problems that even our modern medicine can’t fix. This holds true for our pets and veterinary medicine as well.
Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine, (CAVM) refers to the use of alternative medical therapies. These therapies include whole food diets, herbal therapy, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic/manipulative techniques, flower essences & homeopathy. These alternative therapies may be used instead of conventional medicine therapies or together with (aka complement) conventional therapies. This type of medical practice is called “Integrative Medicine”. This term implies that both types of therapies are “integrated” into a single medical practice. Another term used commonly for this type of practice is holistic medicine.
Thus, Integrative Veterinary Medicine blends the best of conventional medicine with the a specific selection of alternative therapies to provide the best whole health & healing approach needed for that specific pet patient. Call today to schedule an appointment to see if Integrative Veterinary Medicine is right for your pet.