What is Holistic Veterinary Medicine?

Updated: Apr 26

Holistic medicine offers treatment that considers the big picture of animal care. Recently, many animal owners are turning to holistic veterinary medicine entirely or incorporating it with more traditional vet care.

What is Holistic Veterinary Medicine?

Holistic veterinary medicine is an approach to animal care that treats the WHOLE animal. This means factoring in lifestyle, mental well-being, diet and medical issues in a treatment plan.

Holistic veterinarians typically have the same training as conventional veterinarians but have sought to learn other modes of treatment that may not be considered main stream. They typically incorporate multi-modal, whole body, more natural approaches to treatment and may utilize more alternative methods to help a pet than a conventional veterinarian might pursue.

Holistic Modalities and Treatments

There are many treatment plans and strategies used by holistic vets. The following are just a few of the common modalities you may find amiable with holistic treatment:

Nutrition Consultation

Alternative/Plant Based Medicines


Chiropractic care

Stem Cell Therapy


Nutritional therapy

Myofascial release

Allergy testing

IV Vitamin C therapy

How to Find a Holistic Vet

In today’s age, finding a holistic vet is the easiest it’s ever been! You can find a holistic vet available to you through word of mouth, social media or internet searches. To make things even easier, many holistic vets not only offer in office treatment but phone consultations as well!

Suzie’s is proud to partner with Dr. Judy Jasek. Dr. Judy received a formal education at Colorado State University, including a bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 1984, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1988.  Following graduation, she started her career in a rural, mixed-animal practice in Pocatello, ID. She then relocated to the Salt Lake City, UT area before returning to Denver, CO in 2001. Since then, we have been lucky enough to have her support and insight!

On Dr. Judy’s website you can find more about her background, educational blog posts and contact information for consultations. We even have a page devoted to Dr. Judy.


Dr. Judy Jasek | Suzie's Holistic Vet

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