Holistic Veterinarian Burlington VT

How can you find a decent alternative practitioner for my pet? As you might expect, what you’re looking for is a veterinarian with extensive training and experience in alternative medicine. But it’s not always easy to find such a person.

VCA Brown Animal Hospital
(802) 488-5510
8 Calkins Court
South Burlington , VT
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Vermont To Pet Mobile Veterinary
(802) 658-2202
57 N Champlain St
Burlington, VT
 
Qi Veterinary Clinic
(802) 951-8800
1333 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Cat Spay Neuter Clinic
(802) 878-2230
3619 Roosevelt Hwy
Colchester, VT

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Mountain View Animal Hospital
(802) 879-6311
129 Main Street
Essex Junction, VT
Services
Routine small animal and exotic medical and surgical services.
Hours
7:30 am-6pm

Mt Mansfield Animal Hospital
(802) 488-5826
6 S Main St
Jericho, VT
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Orchard Veterinary Hospital
(802) 658-2273
1333 Shelburne Road
South Burlington, VT
 
Cats Vermont-Veterinary Clinic For Cats
(802) 863-2470
292 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
 
Malletts Bay Veterinary Hosp
(802) 862-2472
105 W Lakeshore Dr
Colchester, VT

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English, Joel, Dvm - River Cove Animal Hospital
(802) 879-7984
7 River Cove Rd
Williston, VT

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Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Alternative Treatments

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By Katherine A. Kahn, DVM

Q: How do I find a decent alternative practitioner for my pet?

A: As you might expect, what you’re looking for is a veterinarian with extensive training and experience in alternative medicine. But it’s not always easy to find such a person.

Most state laws have little to say about who can practice alternative medicine on animals. Some veterinarians who claim certification in therapies like chiropractic and acupuncture have had only 120 to 180 hours’ worth of training. And anyone can hang out a shingle and claim to be an expert in other therapies, such as Reiki and pet massage, which are completely un-regulated. So it’s very much a buyer-beware situation.

If you aren’t sure which alternative treatment would be best for your pet, pick up a copy of The Nature of Animal Healing by veterinarian Martin Goldstein, which covers the basics of alternatives for animals.

To find a reputable alternative vet who uses the therapy you’re interested in, call the nearest accredited school that teaches it and ask whether any of the graduates are also vets. Or ask a local alternative practitioner if he or she knows of anyone who treats animals. When you take your pet for that first visit, ask how long the person has been practicing and what her experience is with the therapies you want.

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