VCA South Arundel Animal Hospital

85 West Central Avenue
Edgewater, MD 21037


Annapolis Veterinary Holistic Healthcare

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Our holistic veterinarians' goal is to teach our clients how to maintain health in their pets and to determine the best holistic method to stimulate the body to heal itself when problems occur.

In the holistic paradigm of healing, practitioners believe that the individual is designed to heal themselves and protect themselves from disease. It is believed that disease only establishes itself when the body is out of balance or for other external factors, unable to protect and/or heal it self.

Francine K. Rattner, VMD

Dr. Rattner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and has been with South Arundel ever since. Over the years, she has developed an interest in Holistic medicine as an adjunct or alternative to conventional treatment. She attended an extensive yearlong training course in Veterinary Homeopathic Medicine under Dr. Richard Pitcairn in 1995/1996 and attends advanced veterinary homeopathic courses. She is certified by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy. Providing optimal health for your pets through nutrition counseling is a large part of the holistic aspect of her practice. Dr. Rattner has also studied flower essences, and is available for conventional medicine and surgery if the need arises.

Please click on this link to download our introductory holistic package. Here you will find information regarding holistic treatment, fees and forms you can fill out prior to arriving for your pet's appointment.

Helpful information to review 

  • The Goal of Holistic Medicine
  • What Can Holistic Medicine Treat
  • What is Holistic Medicine
  • Your Part in the Healing Process
  • The holistic model of healing
  • The importance of a healthy diet
  • Possible complications from vaccines and pharmaceuticals

    The types of holistic medicine offered at Annapolis Veterinary Holistic Healthcare:
  • Homeopathy
  • Standard Process Supplements
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Flower Essence Therapy

    How to prepare for your first holistic visit:
  • Sign consent form
  • Sign authorization for examination and medical treatment
  • Complete patient history form and client information form