Meet Dr. Michael Dym, VMD

Leader in veterinary homeopathy

April 30, 2012

For those accustomed to Western-style veterinary medicine, classical veterinary homeopathy can take a little getting used to. Founded in the early part of the 19th century, its fundamentals are vastly different than those of the conventional approach. For example, the smaller the dose of any given medication, known as a "remedy", the more powerful that remedy's effect on the animal will be.  

The goal of homeopathic medicine is to restore health safely, gently and permanently, first by arriving at a thorough understanding of what constitutes the "disease" from which an animal suffers, then treating with the oral administration of a single, carefully selected homeopathic remedy. Skilled homeopaths seek to cure rather than suppress illness and may use holistic medicine alone, or may complement the homeopathic approach with orthodox Western medicine as appropriate.

Dr. Michael Dym, VMD is a leader in classical veterinary homeopathy. Like others in his field he is most frequently called upon to treat conditions relating to immune system failure, among them chronic skin/ear allergies, digestive upset, thyroid/adrenal/pancreatic disorders, seizures, gum/teeth problems, degenerative arthritis, kidney/liver failure and cancer across all ages and breeds. The great advantage of homeopathy is its ability to address the underlying cause of a disorder and to help the body to expel the disease. The end result is an animal who is cured of illness, and will be healthier for years to come. In the case of incurable and degenerative conditions, homeopathy can offer palliative effects to make life more comfortable for animals in pain and discomfort. It offers a gentle method of healing.

Another of homeopathy's strengths is its view of the patient as a whole, rather than the narrow specialization that characterizes much of orthodox medicine. In addition to physical symptoms, changes in behavior, and even behavioral "quirks" factor into treatment decisions  ("she sticks her foot in the dish then licks food off her paw"). By means of extremely thorough consultations with owners and caretakers to gather the needed physical and behavioral information, Dr. Dym is able to effectively treat patients wherever they may be. 

Dr. Dym is a graduate of Cornell University and earned his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He has studied veterinary homeopathy since 1997 and completed advanced course work with the renowned homeopath Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD.  For more information about Dr. Dym's work please visit www.doctordym.com; tel-(856) 577-8064; email- michael@doctordym.com