Reason One - Holistic vets provide complete assessments. 

Holistic vets provide a complete assessments that are individually tailored to the needs of the patient and the owner together. We consider lifestyle, patient constitution, diet, preferences, client and patient abilities as well as financial implications. Our assessments are objective and specifically measure your animals physical body along with any compensatory mechanisms.The goal is to advise you on an individual rehabilitation and maintenance program, with the least possible side effects. Diet, parasite control, homeopathic and herbal remedies are discussed. 

Reason Two - Holistic vets recognise the importance of the individuality of the animal and the uniqueness of its family. 

Being a responsible pet owner in this century, means that you have to learn as much as possible, from qualified and reputable sources, to make the best lifestyle choices and decisions when it comes to the health and wellbeing of your pet. Every health practitioner is going to give you the best advice that they have had experience with, incorporating the years of study as well as their combined experience pre- and post-qualification as a veterinarian. With the advent of the internet, and the increased availability of information, we, as consumers of services and products have become more discerning. As a result, we invest more of ourselves in the things we do- for ourselves and those in our care. So when we go to a health professional, we expect much more engagement from them. We expect recognition that our 'problem' is as unique as we are, and we want a solution that reflects that. We want all the bases covered in a way that maximises the outcome for the patient. 

Reason 3 - Holistic vets can offer more treatment options from more healing modalities 

For every specific condition there is always more than one treatment option available. Holistic vets have explored other non-traditional medical alternatives to bring the best treatment options to their patients.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is an excellent example of such a modality which has been tried and tested and produces reliable and predictable results in animal patients.

In Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), every warm-blooded animal has a constitution according to the Five Element Theory. Every constitution is beautiful and unique, but also unfortunately predisposed to develop its own problems. Chinese medicine is normally comprised from a whole array of treatment modalities like acupuncture, Tui-na, Food therapy and also herbal treatments to name but a few. The herbal formulae are dispensed according to a distinctly individualized holistic consultation upon visiting your holistic veterinarian.  These herbs are safe and a cost effective therapy that can be used in conjunction with normal medications, and may even depending on the problem, be a curative solution.

TCVM is used in conjunction with allopathic medicines, light therapy, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy modalities, massage and myofascial release, homeopathy, homotoxicology and autovaccine are all discussed and made available where possible and applicable to our patients.

Good veterinary diagnostics and medicine practice has saved countless lives, and will continue to do so, but there are more options available out there today.  At Animal Health and Hydro, we have experienced and qualified veterinarians, with the mission of helping you make good allopathic medicine choices in combination with adjunctive medicine or therapies available, tailored to your specific needs for you and your pet.

  1. If you are the kind of animal guardian who needs more than the standard "over the counter" diagnosis and treatment, you are looking for a holistic veterinarian.
  2. If you have an animal companion who has had a diagnosis that you need to unpack, you need to speak to a holistic veterinarian.
  3. If you want a response to a diagnosis that gives you more options in a way that supports the biology and well-being of your animal companion, you will get it from a holistic veterinarian.

There are more and more veterinarians who have adopted the holistic philosophy. We at AHAH have embraced it passionately and will be delighted to discuss your animal companion’s journey to wellness with you.

Call us on 0832302188.