Dr. Pamela Fisher, DVM is the owner and holistic veterinarian at Holistic Veterinary Practice and Natural Pet Store in North Canton, OH. Dr. Fisher has practiced holistic veterinary medicine for 15 years and is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Association, Ohio and American Veterinary Medical Associations.
How do you become a holistic veterinarian?
I’ve been a veterinarian for 34 years. For the last 20 years, I have been in holistic practice exclusively. It’s been a phenomenal journey for me to see the animals just feel better. To practice holistic veterinary medicine, you must go beyond the traditional veterinarian schooling to search out other avenues of education and research. There is a website American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association so it’s a good reference point for a list of holistic veterinarians throughout the United States.
What is a holistic veterinarian?
From the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association “Holistic medicine, by its very nature, is humane to the core. The techniques used in holistic medicine are gentle, minimally invasive, and incorporate patient well-being and stress reduction. Holistic thinking is centered on love, empathy, and respect.”
A holistic veterinarian combines both conventional and alternative therapies to deal with any veterinary dog issues. They focus on taking in the dogs environment, the disorders patterns and our relationship with the pet as a whole. The holistic practitioner is interested not only in a medical history, but also genetics, nutrition, environment, family relationships, stress levels, and other factors.