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Holistic Veterinarians Listing, Phone and Local Consultation

Of the tens of thousands of conventional veterinarians practicing in the United States, many are incompetent, careless or both. One of the most frequent requests for assistance that the Animal Legal Defense Fund receives is from people whose companion animals have suffered injuries, or even death, and who fear that negligence by their veterinarian was the cause. Unnecessary deaths and suffering have become commonplace. "Holistic pet care essentially revolves around the notion that the best way to cure an animal who is ill is to help the animal cure itself. We are not the true healers of our pets--they are. By treating the root of the problem instead of its symptoms, holistic medicine enables our pets to regain and maintain their own well-being." Dr. Goldstein DVM.

The Holistic Veterinarian

Holistic Veterinary CareHolistic veterinarians aim not just for health, but also for resistance to disease. This can take time and some animals will never be totally free of adverse characteristics, but should live longer and healthier lives, with greater ability to fight off disease instead of being victim to whatever comes around.

In practice this means an animal can have a so called fatal illness but have an immune system that with the right natural treatment can overcome the illness.

Homeopathy in Animal Care

Veterinary Homeopathic remedies work with the animal's body and not against it and when used correctly should leave the body healthier than it was before it was sick. Suppressive drugs such as antibiotics and cortisone steroid leave it weaker than before, although may have to be used in certain life threatening situations.

Homeopathic Veterinary Practice In practice a homeopathic remedy will be prescribed for your individual pet for acute or chronic conditions, and over a period of time, which depends upon how serious the chronic condition is, there should be a gradual return to health and well-being. There should be more energy, less disease symptoms, and ultimately none. Other benefits include a shiny coat, more balanced emotions and better teeth, and freedom from afflictions such as chronic allergies.

Obviously this is not an overnight process, and takes some time and commitment for both the veterinarian and the animal caretaker. But the results should be a much healthier animal who lives a long and healthy life as is possible.

The immune system which is encompassed in the term vital force depends on a variety of factors. These include age of the animal, type of disease, duration of illness as well as the innate vital force or qi that the animal was born with. Drugs, poor nutrition, constant vaccinations, chemical treatments for fleas and ticks all undermine the immune system and should be avoided as much as possible.

Note from Shirley: "I own a homeopathic kit with 100 remedies. When my animals get sick or injured I always resort to the appropriate homeopathic remedies to treat the acute condition with rapid results. My homeopathic kit has saved me from countless trips to the vet. I use the same remedies for myself and my family. A 50-remedy kit is also available. In addition to homeopathy, I also use an immune modulating product which I use along with homeopathy and which has saved my animals's lives when they were sick or injured as well as my own life when I had a bout with encephalitis."Shirley

Do you have a question about holistic health or need assistance? Email Shirley or call 323-522-4521

USA Holistic veterinarians

Marlice Vonck DVM Dr Marlice Vonck DVM specializes in holistic veterinary natural care that promotes longevity and enhances life quality in large and small animals.

Her consultation fees are very reasonable compared to other veterinarians. She has a deep love for animals and will patiently answer questions and educate the human family how to care for their sick animals. She has years of experience with using a immune balancing product to modulate the immune system and promote the healing process.

Telephone Consultations by Appointment (540) 315-3271

Email: DrMarliceOnline@KeepAnimalsNatural.com

Dr Vonck’s mission is to educate owners in how to optimize their pets’ health through species-specific appropriate nutrition, strategic natural supplements and natural preventatives, and by avoiding health damage minimizing exposure to chemicals, vaccines, pharmaceuticals and environmental toxins.

Dr. Marlice Vonck DVM

Dr. Vonck provides holistic veterinary consultations using only natural veterinary modalities such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, Tuina massage, Postural Rehabilitation, homeopathy, Reiki, essential oils, flower remedies and nutraceuticals.

Holistic veterinary consultations are designed to promote thriving health by addressing any imbalances by prescribing strategic supplements and through identifying nutritional and lifestyle management strategies for the owner to help keep their pets optimally healthy. Many conditions can be relieved, such as (but not limited to) arthritis, behavioral issues, skin allergies, gastro-intestinal issues, metabolic issues such as diabetes, thyroid disease, cancer, incontinence and musculo-skeletal injuries.

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Dr. Will Falconer, D.V.M. Certified Veterinary Homeopath, Alternatives for Animal Health, Austin, Texas. Dr. Falconer accepts a limited number of new patients most of the year.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri 1980. Practice followed, with the first seven years providing conventional medical and surgical care to creatures large and small. Retraining in methods natural included certification in acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, followed by certification as a Veterinary Homeopath by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy. Dr. Falconer has since 1992 dedicated his practice to classical homeopathy, with animal patients around the globe. Dr Falconer also uses an immune balancing formula in his practice.

The philosophy of Alternatives for Animal Health is that we work with your animal’s innate healing abilities to achieve an optimal state of health. This is best accomplished by the smooth working together of doctor, care giver, and animal. The doctor depends on you the care giver to carefully watch and report on symptoms. He will use the information you provide to carefully guide the course of homeopathic care for your individual animal. As no two animals are exactly alike, even if they have the same diagnosis, we will focus on how your individual animal manifests illness and health. This uniqueness will guide the treatment according to the clear principals of classical homeopathy.

Vaccination issue - Vaccinations: See Dr. Falconer's 3 part analysis on vaccination issues

Question to Dr. Falconer: does vaccination (or over-vaccination) causes overactive immune reaction (autoimmune disorder) or does it cause suppression of the immune system?
Dr. Falconer
: "The answer is YES. Probably both. Vaccination *confuses* the immune system, as I point out in my heartworm eBook. So, it could go either way, or alternate over time between the two. The immune balancing formula is a natural nutritional product that help support the animal's immune system. A healthy immune system is capable of helping the body heal itself. This supplement should be given before and immediately after vaccination for at least a few weeks to help ameliorate the confusion (when someone is faced with a mandatory vaccination, or has decided they want to give one)."

Do you have a question about holistic health or need assistance? Email Shirley or call 323-522-4521

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Dr. Michael Dym, DMV, Classical Veterinary Homeopathy -offers phone consultation - Experienced with the immune system

Dr. Dym is one of 250 veterinarians in the US trained in classical veterinary homeopathy by Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD. Dr. Dym is a presidential scholar graduate from Cornell University with his VMD from Penn. He is an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

"Over the past 40 years and 17 generations of dogs and, cats we are seeing tremendous increases in chronic ill health in our pets that was rare back in the early 1960's. Most of these illnesses revolve around breakdown in our pets immune systems, and include chronic skin/ear allergies, digestive upset, thyroid/adrenal/pancreatic disorders, seizures, gum/ teeth problems, degenerative arthritis, kidney/liver failure, and cancer across all ages and breeds. We are also seeing a record number of behavioral and emotional disorders including alarming and unexplained fears/aggression., as well as difficulty focusing/training and paying attention. The analogy of these compared with escalating immune/behavioral diseases in children is quite disturbing. The two biggest factors in our pets' population health decline over these generations has been the severe overuse of multiple vaccines and nutrient poor and toxin filled commercial pet foods. We have also failed to address the underlying cause of disease by only suppressing symptoms with antibiotics, cortisone and related drugs, so the disease progresses and goes deeper. Homeopathy offers a viable alternative in truly curing pets and making their bodies healthier."

Read Dr. Dym's short article The State of Veterinary "Vaccinosis" - Animal Diseases Caused by Vaccines

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Dr.Charles E Loops DVM takes phone consultation for animals, large and small.

"After 10 years of traditional veterinary practice I became tired of having no treatment for chronic disease, incurable conditions, and a plethora of allergic maladies which seem to plague all veterinary practices. I was frustrated with giving animals steroids such as cortisone because I had no other solutions, or using antibiotics for infections which I knew were of viral origin. At this time I had some chronic health problems, which had been unresolvable allopathically, but they responded to treatment by veterinary homeopathy. It took some time but it worked.!

This is when my philosophy about disease changed and my interest in classical homeopathy began. I studied with Richard Pitcairn, DVM, going to workshops that he offered for several years. I completed a year of study with Linda Johnston, M.D., author of Everyday Miracles who had a very successful homeopathic practice in Ca.. I have studied extensively and continue to do so. I progressively added homeopathy to my practice over a 4 year period and in February of 1992, I sold this practice so that I could devote myself to veterinary homeopathy exclusively.

My practice is mainly by referral and 95% by telephone consultation. I have treated thousands of cases using the principles of classical homeopathy and I continue to find this system of gentle healing to be the most effective therapy that has ever existed.

Dr Loops also offers alternative to routine vaccination with a SCHEDULE FOR IMMUNIZATION WITH HOMEOPATHIC NOSODES

Homeopathic vaccine antidote - By law, an animal must be vaccinated against rabies every three years. To protect your pet, you can request from Dr. Loops a homeopathic antidote to minimize or reduce vaccine damage. The cost is $6.00 for single doses and $15 for 1/4 ounce bottles for repeated dosing. I believe that sick animals or animals with a compromised immune system can get an examption to rabie vaccines. Check with your local animal control authorities.

Correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies can often undue the damage caused by vaccines Homeopathy is noted for its success to antidote or remove the toxic effects of vaccines and to re-establish balance in the organism and restore health. Certain homeopathic remedies taken after vaccination can minimize vaccine damage. A professional homeopathic vet should be consulted for more information.

Rabie Vaccines
By law, an animal must be vaccinated against rabies every three years. To protect your pet, you can request a homeopathic antidote to minimize the side effects of vaccine damage from Dr. Charlie Loops. For rabie vaccine, the remedy is "lyssin". The cost $6.00 for single doses and $15. for 1/4 ounce bottles for repeated dosing. Some nosodes seem to work more effectively than others. None produce titers against disease like a vaccination, so they are not vaccine replacements. They do seem to moderate a disease condition if the animal is exposed, even if they don't prevent it. Homeopathic nosodes are another option for guardians who wish to avoid vaccinations. Nosodes cost $15. each and provide many doses. They are dosed "as needed" and instructions are provided from Dr. Loop's office. Telephone Consultations by Appointment

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Dr. Patricia Jordan D.V.M is available to consult with you on a variety of topics concerning the health of your pet. A list of topics along with their description can be found in her website. .

Dr. Jordan has been a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) for the past 25 years and a practicing veterinarian for the past 23 years. Dr. Jordan has been on the front line of examining the effects of the veterinary vaccine protocols in the United States; she has been licensed in over a dozen states and has visited practices in over 13 states to observe first hand the effects of the current vaccine protocols. She graduated from North Carolina State University in l982. Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Externship at the New Bolton Center University of Pennsylvania. Equine Medicine and Surgery Research Scientist for the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental and health Sciences) under Dr. John McGlaughlin in Toxicology. She was nominated for the 1986 Pubic Health Epidemiology Award for the NC College of Veterinary Medicine Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine & Herbology, Tui Na and a student of the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida under Dr. Huisheng Xie and South China University of Agriculture, currently finishing the Master's Program in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Establishing four different veterinary facilities, originating six new veterinary facilities, certified by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board.

Dr. Jordan is the author of Mark of the Beast: Hidden in Plain Sight. She cites research studies showing that annual vaccinations are totally unnecessary and especially in respect of rabies where over vaccination is causing genetic changes and violent behaviour in animals including horses. This annual regime financially benefits veterinary business practices and pharmaceutical companies at the expense of pet owners and their suffering, short lived companions. Dr Jordan also shows the connection between mass vaccinations and subsequent outbreaks of the same disease in the treated population which was vaccinated proving that vaccinations do not stop disease but actually cause it to spread. Dr. Jordan's blog contains informative articles such as Evidence of Damage from Pharmaceuticals, Replace Dangerous Drugs with Botanicals, Critical Nutrients Depleted By Prescriptions.

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Dr. Dee Blanco DVM

Dr. Blanco was trained at Colorado State University at a time when alternative medicine for animals did not exist. It was only after her own illness did she find homeopathy, which dramatically shifted her understandings about health and healing. She has practiced Holistic Medicine for most of her 28 years as a veterinarian with a focus in Classical Homeopathy and Nutritional Therapeutics. She consults via telephone from Santa Fe, New Mexico and has certifications in both Homeopathy and Acupuncture

"I am currently available for telephone consultations and use Classical Homeopathy and Nutritional Therapeutics for all types of animal dis-ease; physical and emotional. Although I am trained in allopathic medicine my first choice is to use natural methods that will assist the body’s already hardwired ability to heal. The Homeopathy stimulates the body's healing response, the nutrition and supplements feed the body, together they potentiate a more vital healing response. I am certified in Veterinary Homeopathy, trained by Dr. Richard Pitcairn, as well as other human homeopaths. I am also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, trained through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Currently I train with many of the country's foremost researchers and teachers in Functional/Nutritional medicine. Although I consult clients about Homeopathy, Nutrition and Nutracueticals my primary focus is education. It is through understanding the fundamentals of how to truly prevent illness we achieve the most resiliant and resistant body. It is also through these concepts as to how the the body maintains and sustains health, we can raise our expectations of wellness and vitality in our animals and ourselves.

Dr. Dee Blanco, D.V.M - "You take healthy animals and often very quickly after you vaccinate, you can see simple things like itching of the skin or excessive licking of the paws, sometimes even with no eruptions and licking of the air. We see a lot of epilepsy/seizure, often after a rabies vaccination. Or dogs or cats can become aggressive for several days. Frequently, you'll see urinary tract infections in cats, often within three months after their [annual] vaccination. If you step back, open your mind and heart, you'll start to see patterns of illness post-vaccination."

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"My clinical practice is devoted exclusively to homeopathic treatment for dogs, cats, and horses. I also teach advanced veterinary homeopathy in seminars around the U.S. Homeopathy is a powerful and sophisticated system of medicine. With homeopathic remedies, I have been successful in treating a wide variety of health problems, including many that are very serious or for which there is no conventional treatment.

Treatment with allopathic drugs (antibiotics, steroids, hormones, etc.) should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. Corticosteroids (cortisone-type anti-inflammatory drugs) are the most abused and dangerous class of drugs. Not only do they not cure the underlying cause of the problem, they usually make the underlying problem, that is, the real problem, worse.

The greatest harm of drug treatment is usually not so much the toxicity or side effects as it is the effects of suppression. Allopathic (conventional Western) medical thinking generally seeks immediate gratification: just make the symptom go away. So the patient may be better in the short term, but is usually worse in the longer term. Homeopathy is just the opposite: sometimes the symptoms are worse in the short term (such as with aggravation or the reversal of a previous suppression), but the real benefit is in the longer term.

A symptom, say itchy skin, is the body's response to a deeper problem. When a symptom is suppressed, it is only the outwardmanifestation of the problem that goes away. Since the deeper problem is still there, the body may, in time, produce the same symptom again. Another possibility is that, as a result of the suppression, the deeper problem progresses to the point that a deeper, more serious symptom is produced. So the itchy skin may go away, but then chronic diarrhea develops. If the diarrhea is then suppressed as well, it may lead to, say, liver disease. But hey, at least the skin is cleared up!

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"We work with pleasure and performance horses, dogs, cats, and livestock. During our first decade, we practiced conventional medicine and surgery almost exclusively. Today, we practice Holistic Veterinary Medicine (i.e., we also use, safe, effective and non-invasive complementary techniques). This site is about our complementary techniques and how they can help your animal -- even if you do not live near us!"

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Russell Swift, DVM, has a classical homeopathic veterinary practice in south Florida. He also offers phone consultations to people and pets not in the local area. have written many articles and spoken countless times to a variety of groups on the topics of health care and homeopathy.

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Hawaii

Ihor Basko DVM in Kauai Hawaii - For phone consultations. You will need to fill out and submit the veterinarian consultation form 808-822-4229

Dr. Basko graduated from Michigan State University with special interests in Internal medicine, cardiology and bone surgery. Since 1971 he has been devoted to the study and practice of acupuncture, herbal medicines, dietary therapy, homeopathy, massage, and other alternative therapies for animals. He offers online consultations

In addition to treating animals, Dr. Basko is also an educator and leading authority on holistic animal health. He is one of the founders and current President of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association. He frequently lectures to veterinarians, animal trainers, and animal caretakers on the use of Holistic modalities in Hawaii, North America and Asia. Aside from lecturing, he has published many magazine articles, chapters in books and journals, has been a guest on numerous TV and radio shows and has partnered with Genesis Resources in the development of a herbal and mineral pet supplements line of products. Dr. Basko believes that Holistic medicine is the best way to preserve good health and prevent illness.

"I adopted Holistic medicine into my veterinary work because it focuses on the true nature of healing - prevention of chronic disease. Holistic treatments have no side-effects and it combines the best of both traditional veterinary care and alternative therapies."

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Canada

Vancouver animal wellness hospital Dr. Michael Goldberg has had extensive postgraduate training in Veterinary Homeopathy through the Animal Natural Health Center in the United States and graduated from the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy (Diploma of Classical Homeopathy 2000 [Human Homeopathy Course]). He also studies approximately 40 additional hours yearly at homeopathic study courses designed for advanced practitioners. He is a Certified Veterinary Homeopath as designated by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (though this is not recognized by the BCVMA).

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United Kingdom

Timothy W Couzens BVetMed, MRCVS, VetMFHom, CertVetAc, Veterinary Surgeon - Experienced with the immune system

Referral practice for complementary veterinary medicine, Herbal, Homeopathic and Nutritional Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, Aromatherapy and Acupuncture --- Also consultations held by appointment at Brighton

The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Centre,
The Village Works, London Road,
East Hoathly
Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6QA --- Tel : 01825 840966

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Christopher Day VetFFHom MRCVSAlternative Veterinary Medicine Centre (this website has good articles on holistic veterinary)
Chinham House, Stanford in the Vale, Oxon SN7 8NQ (UK)
Tel.: #44 (0)1367 710324 - Fax: #44 (0)1367 718243
www.alternativevet.org

Additional referral listing of veterinarians in the UK who practice Complementary Medicine

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Australia

Natural Pet Care - Dr Douglas Wilson help provide Holistic Veterinary Care throughout the world to clients and animals that do not have a local Holistic Veterinarian...

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France

Nicolas Baudin-J., vet graduate from the Alfort National Veterinary School, near Paris, in 1992. Since 1996, I have been working on cattle (beef, cows, calves, ewes, goats) and much more now on dogs, cats and horses. Specialized in homeopathy after a two year course il Lyon, in 1999 and 2000, getting instructed in Vet School in apiculture, to help finding alternate and new solutions to the bee CCD, I have moved back to university to be retaught in quantum physics and chemistry.

I have also participated to courses about cell biology, especially Vincent's bio-electronic and Cell Symbiosis Therapy. By the way, I have got a large panel of therapeutic tools and a holistic vision of medicine, in which the immune system has an important place, to propose to my customers. Since 1998, I have created my own lab to imagine, create and sell my self made food suppliants with medical claims to other vets, in France of course and in Europe and Quebec as soon as possible. My lab's name is Aqua Bio Vet. It is possible for me to offer distant consultation, I already have done it, it is not a problem with good interacting.

My opinion is to vaccinate as less as possible, only when the epidemic risk is real and if nothing makes me think that the immune system is able to answer correctly to the injection. Especially, on horses, I don't vaccinate against tetanus and flu each year as recommended, but every three years, that is all. We vaccinate too much in France. I advice raw food diet when it is possible

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India

Lion Dr. Surjit Singh Makker
128, Ward No. 11,
Sub Division- Moonak-148033,
Distt.- Sangrur, Punjab, India.
Telephone : 01676-276450
Email: dr.ssmakker@gmail.com
drmkr23@rediffmail.com
Website: www.vethomopath.com
Mobile:--+919417195650

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Dr. Judy Stolz DVM, ND Judy Stolz has been a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine since 1985 and has been a Naturopathic Physician since 1996. She has attended the most extensive training program for professional practitioners—Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Berkeley, California; the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society course for veterinarians in 1991; Dr. Pitcairn’s beginning and advanced homeopathy courses from 1993 to Present; The Dynamis School of Homeopathy in Toronto, Canada.

Page DividerWilliam Pollak D.V.M The Fairfield Animal Hospital 1-(888)-402-9142 provides Veterinary Medicine and Surgery; modalities include traditional as well as alternative approaches to healing.

The patient is seen as a member of a larger living environment in which the many varied dynamic forces of life take place. Attention is placed on encouraging rebalance at a higher level of Wellness rather than manipulating the symptoms of disease. Episodes of disease are periods in which rebalancing is attempting to take place. Nurturing the system through making more energy, life force and intelligence readily available (through nutrition and natural remedies) help shift the scale of life's dynamics to one of enhanced healing enabling the removal of the symptoms of disease. Phone consultations are available with William Pollak DVM.

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Homeopathic phone Consultation Services: He is able to help in most situations even though he may not be able to see your animal in person. To be able to do this successfully, he usually will need to talk to you atsome length (at first) so as to determine the pattern of illness from which your animal is suffering. Once he understand the situation, a homeopathic medicine is prescribed along with a recommended diet and appropriate nutritional supplements where indicated.

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Veterinary Success Using Focusing on the Immune System

We all know the importance of an optimal immune system, not only after surgical procedures or fighting disease and serious illness, but also in your patient's or pet's everyday wellness. Recent in vitro and in vivo studies on a natural immune booster documented an increase in Natural Killer cell activity in humans. The NK cell is the animal's first line of defense against many pathogens... bacteria, viruses, parasites, and of course malignant tumor cells.

Charles W. Brown, DVM writes: "My colleagues and I have found this product to be very effective in modulating the immune system. It is a "soup" of immune-modulating factors, which contains a leukocyte-type molecule that can passively transfer immunity from one mammal to another by stimulating cell-mediated immunity and is antigen specific."

Do you have a question about holistic animal health or need assistance? contact Shirley or call 323-522-4521 or 323-989-3372

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The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy was founded as a means to train other veterinarians in the practice of homeopathy for animals. Since its creation, the Academy has been instrumental in providing basic and advanced training to veterinarians all over the world. As the numbers of trained practitioners grow, this free organization provides an indispensable link between veterinarians and persons seeking homeopathic treatment for their animal companions.

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  • International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy (IAVH) Susan Wynn, DVM, National Secretary 334 Knollwood Lane Woodstock, GA 30188 (404) 516-5954 fax: (404) 516-7622 Primarily a European organization. Publishes the International Journal for Veterinary Homeopathy.
  • National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) (established 1974) 801 North Fairfax Street Suite 306 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-7790 fax: (703) 548-7792 nchinfo@igc.apc.org Publications: Homeopathy Today, and Directory of Practitioner. The largest of the homeopathic organizations, NCH is dedicated to promoting homeopathy through education, information, publication, and membership services. www.homeopathic.org
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA). Carvel Tiekert, DVM, Executive Director 2214 Old Emmorton Road Bel Air, MD 21015 (410) 569-0795; fax: (410) 569-2346 Founded in 1981. The AHVMA has student chapters at eleven US veterinary schools. The AHVMA directory includes some homeopathic veterinarians (the "H" or "HC" designation).
  • Introductory Courses in Veterinary Homeopathy: Christina Chambreau, DVM 908 Cold Bottom Road Sparks, MD 21152 (410) 771-4968; fax: (410) 771-4094 Evening, weekend, and week-long classes in different areas of the country.
  • Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH)
    751 NE 168th Street
    North Miami, FL 33162-2427
    Phone: 1-305-652-5372
    Fax: 1-305-653-7244
    Email: webmaster@acadvethom.org
    Web: theAVH.org (Good list of members, many of whom work by phone.)
    The American Academy Of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA)
    PO Box 419
    Hygiene, CO 80533-0419
    Phone: 1-303-772-6726
    Email: AAVAoffice@aol.com
    American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)
    2218 Old Emmorton Road
    Bel Air, MD 21014
    Phone: 1-410-569-0795
    Fax: 1-410-569-2346
    Email: AHVMA@compuserve.com
    Web: AltVetMed.com lists all the members by state. (Not always current)
    American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA)
    623 Main Street
    Hillsdale, IL 61257
    Phone: 1-309-658-2920
    Fax: 1-309-658-2622
    Email: AmVetChiro@aol.com
    International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)
    PO Box 271395
    Fort Collins, CO 80527
    Phone: 1-970-266-0666
    Fax: 1-970-266-0777
    Email: IVASOffice@aol.com
    www.ivas.org
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