5 Reasons to Choose a Holistic Veterinarian

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose A Holistic Veterinarian


  • They practice holistic medicine. Holistic medicine is a way of treating a patient by using natural methods such as acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine and diet, to treat the whole patient. Holistic veterinarians not only look at symptoms like a regular veterinarian would, but also look at diet, the environment, stress, genetics and past history. With this all this information they can treat the whole problem, not just fix the complaint.

  • The treatments they use are more natural. The types of treatments used are safe and natural substances such as herbs, vitamins, homeopathics and even foods. They are safer for the animal, the animals respond well to them, and they have little to no side effects.

  • They are very knowledgeable. Not only has your holistic veterinarian gone through the traditional medical training that a regular veterinarian goes through, they have also gone through additional training and certification in things such as acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and herbal medicine.

  • They practice complementary medicine. Most holistic veterinarians provide treatments and therapies that are a complement to what your regular veterinarian is doing. They can also use traditional diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays to help formulate a diagnosis. Occasionally holistic vets will recommend surgery or drugs in combination with the natural therapies, if they think that will be the best form of treatment for your pet.

  • Your pet is going to live longer and feel better! While holistic medicine can treat many different conditions, its main focus is in preventive medicine and keeping the body healthy and in balance. All this will make for a happier, healthier, less stressed pet!

If you are local to the Central Florida area, you can contact Dr. Fasano for an appointment at 407-308-7878 or see her website Animal Healing Solutions. She is also available for phone consultations.

See Dr. Deneen Fasano's Shop for all natural handcrafted products for pets using herbs and essential oils at PawromaTherapy.

To find a holistic veterinarian in your area:

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association 

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society

Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

For more information on the benefits of acupuncture for dogs:


For further reading on holistic veterinary medicine:

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats 

Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog: Holistic Therapies, Nutrition, and Recipes for Healthier Dogs

The Nature of Animal Healing : The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat