Unbeknownst to many, alternative medicine is gradually gaining a foothold in veterinary medicine. Acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and other modalities are not only being recommended by alternative veterinary medicine proponents, but they are becoming incorporated into otherwise reputable veterinary clinics across the country. I will discuss the state of alternative medicine in veterinary medicine and how it is, in some ways, more insidious than in human practice.
Martha Keller, DVM, MS, Veterinarian, St. Petersburg, FL and organizer for the Pinellas County Skeptics
Dr. Keller is a practicing veterinarian from St. Petersburg, FL. She's worked for a variety of institutions including non-profit research institutes, state fish and wildlife programs, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and private practices. She currently works as a relief veterinarian (locum tenens), which has given her the opportunity to evaluate the operating practices of a wide variety of small animal and emergency clinics from the inside. In addition to her veterinary work, Dr. Keller founded and is the head organizer for the Pinellas County Skeptics.
Panelists include Harriet Hall, David Gorski, and Rachel Dunlop
Moderated by Steve Novella
12th–15th July 2012