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Holistic Veterinary Medicine--Integrative Veterinary Medicine
Holistic medicine, by definition, always views the animal as a whole being--body and mind and spirit. It is, by nature, gentle and individualized.
There are many modalities in use that can be thought of as "holistic". These are often referred to as Complementary or Alternative, but Integrative is a more appropriate term. These Holistic treatments can be integrated or blended into the general plan. As holistic practitioners, we always strive to do what is best for our patient at any particular point in time--this may be all holistic treatment, all conventional, or most likely, a combination that best suits our patient at that very moment.
Dr. Karen Collins at Holistic Pet Healing in Doylestown, PA and Langhorne, PA is a licensed veterinarian who works closely with other veterinarians who practice mainly conventional or western medicine. In this practice, the holistic modalities that may be employed for a particular patient include: