When I first got into holistic medicine I did not realize there was an international/national movement or organization promoting the concept (The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association). I just wanted to improve my percentage of success in alleviating the disease and the suffering of my patients. The internet was not then available. I did not know any other practitioner (for humans or animals) that was into holistic medicine, although I was aware of several chiropractors who were naturally oriented. My source was books I could find. My first book was prophetically given to me by a young lady named Debbie that worked for me as a vet tech/groomer when I first opened my own practice in 1976. The book was Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable by Juliette deBairacli Levy, who shared with Debbie a passion for Afghan hounds. Interestingly, a client showed up at my office three weeks ago referencing this book for treatments for her dog's skin.