Holistic veterinary medicine looks at all aspects of the entire animal with emphasis on both conventional and alternative therapies as options for treatment. Holistic veterinarians recognize that modern veterinary techniques are necessary in caring for an animal, but also believe that alternative modalities such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and chiropractic care also have a role. Holistic veterinarians concentrate on multiple areas to aid in the treatment and prevention of disease, including: nutrition and diet, environment and lifestyle, and the psychological state. Communication between the animal, owner, and veterinarian is an important part of this discipline. Let your hospital know if you have interest in a holistic medical plan for your pet.
Acupuncture at VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital
VCA client Suzanne Staton met her best friend, Friday the dachshund when he was just six weeks old. ???????It was the beginning of my second year at Coastal Carolina University and my first time ever away from home. He is my best friend and I can't imagine my life without him.... Read more
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine developed in China. Its roots are in writings and practices which were developed over millennia. TCM may use acupuncture, herbs and other natural substances, acupressure, food therapy, meditation and exercise to maintain health and treat disease.... Read more
Our hospital offers a variety of alternative therapies for your pet; ask your veterinarian if one of these options might be right for your pet. Many plants synthesize biologically active substances and the practice of herbal medicine in pets is based on the use of plants and plant extracts to maintain the health of animals. Herbs are typically classified as Western or Chinese.... Read more