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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.

Animal Hospital Of Mobile
(251) 243-7018
6354 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL
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Animal Care of Mobile County
(251) 649-5556
8740 Moffett Rd Ste A
Semmes, AL

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TLC Veterinary Hospital PC
(251) 649-6709
2320 Snow Rd N
Semmes, AL

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Long, Joseph A, Dvm - Moffett Road Veterinary Clinic
(251) 344-3921
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Theodore Veterinary Hospital
(251) 289-1967
5761 Highway 90
Theodore, AL
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Semmes Animal Hospital & Pet Motel
(251) 645-4464
3333 Schillinger Rd N
Semmes, AL

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(251) 633-4857
1123 Schillinger Rd N
Mobile, AL

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(251) 344-0871
4638 Bit And Spur Rd
Mobile, AL

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4638 Bit And Spur Rd
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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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