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Holistic Medicine Is: Viewing the whole animal - emotional, 

physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental. 

About Dr. Dave

Dr. McCluggage's Clinic

 David McCluggage owns a complementary and alternative veterinary practice in Longmont, Colorado. He has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1981, when he graduated from Colorado State University. He has emphasized complementary medicine since 1991. David's practice now includes a variety of different companion animals, mostly dogs, cats, and birds, with the occasional large animal. 

Dr. McCluggage's Experience


The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association named him the Holistic Veterinarian for the year 2000.

Before moving in the direction of holistic medicine, he was a nationally recognized expert in avian medicine. He is a past President of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (A.A.V.), and past chairman of the Editorial Committee of A.A.V. David was an Alternate Delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association's House of Delegates, and has been on the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association's Presidential Advisory Panel. He was on the Board of Directors for the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (A.H.V.M.A.), and was the chairman of the Publications Committee of the A.H.V.M.A.

He has written a book on the holistic care of birds.

David has taken advanced training in homeopathy from the Animal Natural Health Center, acupuncture from the International Veterinary Medical Society (I.V.A.S.), and Chinese Herbal Medicine from I.V.A.S (the IVAS course included 6 sessions, each four days in length). He is an I.V.A.S. Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, and has been one of the teachers for the I.V.A.S. Basic Certification Course. He was a columnist for Natural Pet Magazine until it stopped publishing, and was on the Board of Directors of the Veterinary Institute for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. McCluggage Cares


All veterinary medical conditions should be examined by a veterinarian, ideally a holistic minded doctor. The products on our site have often been helpful for the conditions mentioned, however they have not been "proven" to work using double blinded clinical trials. If your animal worsens while on any medication or supplement, you should consult a veterinarian.

Fluctuating symptoms and conditions during treatment is a normal occurrence. Only through careful, long-term observation, will you be able to assess the success of treatments, with your veterinarian's assistance.


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WellVet.com & Chaparral Animal Health Center

9390 Rogers Road, Longmont, CO 80503, US

(303) 702-1986


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