Holistic & Alternative Medical Care for your Pet

Our veterinary practice is a leader in natural, alternative medicine for your pet.

A Holistic Approach.

How can Holistic
Treatment help my pet?

Animals, like humans, are individually unique; not all respond to traditional medical treatments in the same way. Holistic medical treatments provide a Complimentary alternative to more invasive procedures.

Holistic pet healing foundations are centered on Love, Empathy and Respect. By combining certain Stress Reducing therapies with traditional modern medicine, provides your pet with a complete form of personalized medical treatment.


A (w)Holistic Approach
to your Pet's Health.

Exactly as it sounds, the term ‘Holistic’ expresses the Complete Picture; taking everything into account, and utilization of every healing device available to create a cohesive treatment plan for your pet.

Dr. Murphy’s philosophy is that we always look for the treatment that is most effective, with the least side-effects for each pet. When considering traditional veterinary treatments, our vet will take the time to recommend complementary Holistic treatment options that may benefit your pet’s health and well-being without resulting to invasive procedures.

The goal of an alternative approach is to focus in the entire well-being of the patient; by accounting for Medical History, Genetics, Nutrition, Environment, Family Relationships, Stress Levels and other factors, our veterinarian can develop an effective holistic treatment plan to benefit your pet.

Holistic Medicine for Pets - Animal and Bird Medical Center Vet Clinic of Palm Harbor
Quality Veterinary Care for your older dog in Palm Harbor, FL - Animal & Bird Medical Center vet clinic

Value of Holistic Medicine for Pets

All pets are individuals and respond in different ways to different types of treatment—and these days more and more pet owners are seeking alternative and complementary treatments as well as standard ones.
Dr. Murphy’s philosophy is that we always look for the treatment that is most effective, with the least side-effects for each pet. So we are happy to be able to provide such a wide variety of veterinary services that include holistic pet care options.

Treating your older dog to on-going wellness visits can prevent unexpected tragedy and allow you to plan for any issues that may have been discovered during an exam. 

However, if a time comes when your dog suffers from a debilitating injury or becomes ravaged by disease, special care and action must be taken for your beloved dog to retain a high quality of life. 

Should surgery be necessary, rest-assured that our Palm Harbor vet clinic’s medical suite is state-of-the art and our highly-trained veterinary staff will take extra special care to ensure the best for you and your dog.

The More You Know..

What is Holistic Medicine?

By its very nature, holistic medicine is humane to the core. The techniques used in holistic medicine are gentle, minimally invasive, and incorporate patient well-being and stress reduction.

In treating an animal, a holistic veterinarian will determine the best combination of both conventional and alternative (or complementary) therapies for a given individual. This mixture of healing arts and skills is the very essence of the word “(w)holistic.” It means taking in the whole picture of the patient—the environment, the disease pattern, the relationship of pet with owner—and developing a treatment protocol using a wide range of therapies for healing the patient.


Holistic Pet Care Services

To learn more about our holistic veterinary services and to schedule an appointment, call our palm harbor vet clinic today.