Holistic veterinary medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole animal — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness. The primary goal of holistic medicine practice is gaining proper balance in life.
Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole animal is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all other parts will be affected. If animals have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health. A holistic doctor will use all forms of health care, from conventional western medicine to alternative therapies, to bring about optimal health and wellness.