Dr. Tami Shearer specializes in Integrative Veterinary Services for your dogs and cats in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains.
These award-winning Integrative Veterinary Services include Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies, Palliative and Hospice Care, and Rehabilitation and Pain Management. She brings her decades of experience and training as a highly skilled Veterinarian and Veterinary Instructor to her compassionate care for your pet.
Confusion often exists between what “integrative medicine ” is compared to what “holistic care” is. There is a distinct difference between the two disciplines. Dr. Tami practices Integrative Medicine at her vet clinic.
What Is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
What Is Holistic Care?
Holistic care is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease. The principles of holism in a system of therapeutics are often considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine.