According to the Cambridge dictionary, HOLISTIC means “dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part”.
I’m writing this post after another sad misconception in the vet world around the figure of the HOLISTIC VET.
The HOLISTIC VET is still a vet with a wider view.
HOLISTIC approach doesn’t mean MAGIC approach, an HOLISTIC approach is still respecting the RCVS CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR VETERINARY SURGEON.
The HOLISTIC VET is still a QUALIFIED VET SURGEON with all the skills to make a diagnosis enriched by a wider view of the whole body.
I hope my colleagues might reach in a future such a wider vision too and think about the holistic vet as an integrative support and not as an enemy ?