Holistic Veterinary Organizations

Here are some places to find a caregiver for your cat.

By Lisa Hanks

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All these sites have searchable databases to find local practitioners:

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
2218 Old Emmorton Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
410-569-0795

American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
100 Roscommon Dr., Ste. 320
Middletown, CT 06457
860-632-9911

American College of Veterinary Nutrition
School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Molecular Biosciences
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616-8741

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
2625 Redwing Road, Ste. 160
Fort Collins, CO 80526
970-266-0666

National Animal Supplement Council
P.O. Box 2568
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 751-3360

Veterinary Botanical Medical Association
1785 Poplar Dr.
Kennesaw GA 30144

Finding  a Qualified Veterinary Acupuncturist in Your Area
With acupuncture — as with any holistic treatment method — it’s essential to find a holistic veterinarian who’s been certified to practice in that modality. Holistic methods aren’t taught in regular veterinary schools. In addition to the years spent training in veterinary school, holistic practitioners have chosen to undergo additional training in specific holistic areas. This can add up to years of education in special seminars, certification testing and hands-on training.

The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society  is the only group that certifies veterinary acupuncturists in the United States. Additional training is offered by the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture , an IVAS-affiliate, and other groups. Search the IVAS website’s database for certified members in your area.

Can’t find a local veterinary acupuncturist? Try searching the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association’s website for a regular holistic veterinarian. This umbrella group covers all types of holistic animal care, including acupuncture. You also can work with your veterinarian in cooperation with a holistic veterinarian.

 

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Debbei    San Antonio, TX

2/17/2011 11:02:25 PM

I'm very happy when I see a veterinarian incorporating holistic medicine with modern medicine. The two can be complementary, not at odds. I hope this trend continues, to the benefit of all.

gg    sbdo, CA

12/17/2009 12:10:29 PM

great info

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