“You Don’t Have to Believe In it. It’s not a belief system. It’s science.” That’s what holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jordan Kocen, makes clear when folks say they “don’t believe in” the treatments provided. It’s important to know these are not used “instead of” conventional medicine, but integrated into the treatment plan. More often than not, treatments are coordinated between Dr. Kocen’s team and the veterinarian that recommended him. Acupuncture for dogs and cats?! That’s right. It’s a real thing that helps many animals live a longer and higher quality life. Dr. Kocen’s way of explaining these therapies helps patients understand how the it works. For example, “If water is not flowing through the pipe, it’s not going where it’s supposed to go.” Easy concept to understand, right? He treats animals in ways that stimulate the body’s own antibodies or anti-inflammatories. Many conventional approaches only manage the issue, hence the term “pain management”. But many times, it doesn’t directly identify and resolve the problem. That’s where services provided at Veterinary Holistic Center come in. He’s been to go-to guy for holistic veterinary services since 1995, so something is working. Learn more about Dr. Kocen and his practice at www.vhcnova.com. Be sure to check out his podcast episode with us, coming soon!