Welcome!The purpose of this website is to be a resource for reliable, independent information about complementary and alternative medical treatments (CAM) used for companion animals. Most of what is found on the web about alternative veterinary medicine is provided by people who are selling it, so it is no surprise these sites make many exciting claims about the therapies they offer. But what is the real truth?
This site will attempt to provide real scientific information and an evidence-based perspective about alternative therapies marketed for our pets. I will be providing short research summaries on common CAM approaches as well as links to internet resources and a bibliography of print resources. And I also produce a blog dealing with the broad range of philosophical, ethical, economic, and scientific issues raised by CAM.
Additionally, I will address topics in mainstream, scientific veterinary medicine, particularly those about which myths or misconceptions are common.
As a practicing veterinarian, I am personally and professionally devoted to promoting real, beneficial medical therapies for companion animals, and to discouraging those approaches that have not proven to be safe or effective, or that may even be harmful. I strive for true open-mindedness, but I believe all medical practices must be open to critique and must be validated by reliable science, not merely tradition, intuition, opinion, or anecdote.
I hope this site becomes a useful resource for veterinary professionals and pet owners alike. Thank you for visiting!