Are holistic veterinarians safe?


Quick Answer

All veterinarians are required to be licensed doctors of veterinary medicine to practice, which means that holistic vets are as safe as traditional vets, according to the law. Debates about treatment practices are widespread and varied.

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Any doctor's safety risk is based upon patient/owner trust and full disclosure. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association Model Veterinary Practice Act, alternative medical therapies are recognized and condoned. Disclosure of all treatments and products administered, whether FDA approved or not, is required.

Traditional veterinarians and holistic veterinarians alike promote the safety of their treatments, and pet owners weigh in with support for both.

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