Integrative Vet Care

What is Integrative Vet Care?

Integrative Vet Care is a comprehensive veterinary approach that combines state of the art modern vet care with the best available treatments of Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (CAVM). Some alternative treatments are also known as natural or holistic vet care.

Our integrative veterinary practice focuses on treating the whole animal in partnership with the pet parents.

CAVM therapies are designed to stimulate your pet’s immune system and mechanisms in the body and / or to provide the body substances by which the pet can heal itself.

Our emphasis is on using all reasonable therapies or systems of medicine that work together to improve your pet’s capacity to resist disease and improve overall wellness.

We believe that in many cases integrative vet care can minimize adverse effects, maximize successful treatment outcomes and improve your pet’s quality of life.

Types of Complementary & Alternative Veterinary Medicine. CAVM therapies that may be included in our integrative vet care include:

  • Laser therapy (a treatment used by professional athletes)
  • Therapeutic nutrition
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Homeopathy
  • Essential oils

All of these therapies can be referred to by the generic term “holistic vet care,” meaning that they view the pet as an integrated whole and take the body, mind and spirit into account.

Integrative and CAVM terminology:

  • Traditional Vet Care:refers to the mainstream veterinary use of pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions to treat or suppress symptoms of the functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury.This includes surgery. This broad category of veterinary practice is also referred to as Western medicine, conventional medicine, modern medicine or allopathic medicine.
  • Complementary Vet Care: conventional medicine used with holistic veterinary care
  • Alternative Vet Care: used in place of conventional medicine
  • Holistic Vet Care: generic term for any treatment / therapy that is intended to treat the pet as a whole