Recently, a client asked me how I got involved in the field of pet alternative medicine.
This led me to revisit my past attitudes and beliefs about veterinary medicine and compare them to my present practice.
The fact that I practice pet alternative medicine at all is somewhat ironic. Earlier in my career, the thought of incorporating pet alternative medicine into my practice would have been an absolute joke.
There was no way I envisioned myself not being an absolute, straightforward, “by the book” veterinarian.
Mastering pet alternative medicine never even crossed my mind.
I was even questioned in the past about alternative treatments. My responses were usually “I don’t know!”, or even worse, “That won’t help!” and “Why would you waste your money on that?”
My attitude about alternative medicine has drastically changed from that of my early years as a clinical veterinarian. I have seen many animals improve through the use of alternative medicine, many of which were not getting results from standard western veterinary care. I have seen quality of life of many animals improve dramatically through the use of alternative medicine.
Although I still consider myself primarily a Western practitioner, I am fully convinced that the best practitioners are capable of intertwining Western Medicine with alternative treatments to get better results and offer clients and their pets better options. I am sure of this.
Get to know me and see for yourself how and why my attitudes changed.
Learn why I feel my practice has greatly improved because of these changes.