Holistic vs allopathic
- I believe every vet student has the best intention of practicing as they
trained and the training in many schools is excellent. But with academia,
sometimes the real world is totally different than the schoolhouse.
" i reiterate that i am all for the best treatment options for my future
clients. i just can't abide by the "my mom's best friend's hairstylist gave
her cat substance A and it got over disease X". this is how holistic
medicine seems to be propagate to me. we have had a few holistic vets come
to school to give lectures, and they just don't impress me. their knowledge
of basic disease processes is lacking, and they seem to have a standard
remedy for every disease."
I have to laugh because that may really seem what holistic medicine is. But
it is not; holistic and homeopathic medicine should not be played with by
novices. I would never give my cats herbs or any homeopathic treatment that
was not prescribed by a knowledgeable vet and I highly recommend the same to
anyone else. Nutraceuticals......that's different. That isn't holistic
medicine--it's nutraceuticals. I'll be the first to admit that bad holistic
vets, just as bad traditional vets, exist. It's too bad you haven't been
able to get someone like Dr. Basko
from HI to speak to your class. Amazing knowledge--probably one of the top
veterinary herbalists in the country; but he practices standard medicine as
I'm glad you're open to alternative treatments, Bill, and willing to read up
on things. Best of luck.
Sitka, Teddi, Gus, Max