I was a very happy new graduate veterinarian in 1980, when I moved back to my home state of Wisconsin and embarked on my chosen career in a mixed practice, seeing lots of dairy cows, horses, and pets in the beautiful Kettle Moraine country. The drugs and surgery I had been trained in seemed to “work” for the most part. Yet, I felt some discontent, even as I gained mastery in the treatments of the day.
After seven years in this conventional practice, I felt a calling from within that made me move on. I felt there had to be something more, though I didn’t know what.
I literally took a year to reassess who I was, what I was doing on the planet, what was my purpose. Was I really a veterinarian? Just who was Will Falconer, DVM, anyway? After being an electrician’s helper for some months, appreciating how clear the outcomes were in wires and switches (that light either comes on or it doesn’t!), I found my answer: I was indeed connected to the animals, and just needed a new way to heal them.
I explored chiropractic for animals, nutrition with homemade foods, and took a year long certification training in acupuncture. All of this gave me some useful tools to offer my patients, but it wasn’t until I took certification training in homeopathy in 1992 that I felt as though I’d really come home.
A holistic vet took birth.
I saw amazing cures on my “homeopathic honeymoon,” the time when a new homeopath can (almost) do no wrong, and sees great results in seriously ill cases.
I put the antibiotics away for good when my own cat Cali, in trying to have her first kittens, did so out in the wilds of Haleakala on Maui, and came dragging herself in with a horribly infected uterus, leaking a foul smelling discharge, and clearly seriously ill. I knew even antibiotics would have a hard time helping her, but I also knew I had something deeply curative to offer now: homeopathic medicine.
One Remedy, One Restored Cat
Cali was treated with pyrogenium 30C, a remedy made from rotten beef, and described by Dr. H.C. Allen, a brilliant homeopathic MD of the mid-1800s. He wrote, “In septic fevers, especially puerperal (pertaining to child bearing, around birth time), Pyrog has demonstrated its great value as a homeopathic dynamic antiseptic.”
After a few doses of this remedy and a couple of uterine flushes with a bit of anti-infective Chinese herb (Yunnan Paiyao), Cali made a full and remarkable recovery. It was as though she’d never been sick. I had an “Ah-ha!” moment, and tossed my antibiotics in the trash.
That’s Why I’m Here
In short, I’m here to help you make this equation work:
You want the very best for your animal.
Your animal returns the favor of your stewardship with something invaluable.
That something is beyond the ability of words to convey.
You know what I’m hinting at here. It’s more than unconditional love. More than companionship. It’s what animals bring us that no human can.
My History Helps You
I’ve learned a lot on this journey. I see the world of health and disease very differently than I did when I was an excited new graduate.
And that’s good for you. You and your animals can benefit greatly from my insider’s perspective. I’ve learned, through these many years of experience with animals of all kinds, what makes animals sick.
A New Light on Prevention
I’ve learned that prevention is indeed important, but not done in the usual way promulgated by conventional medicine. You’ll do well to be very, very cautious about what’s offered under that banner in conventional veterinary practices across the globe. It’s a clear case of caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware.
I’ve seen what truly, deeply heals. What nourishes. What practices prevent illness effectively, naturally, sensibly. And I’m here to share that knowledge with you.
My goal is to provide you with the most easy and efficient ways to create a disease proof animal. A truly Vital Animal.
And that means you’ll need to step out of the conventional medical paradigm, because, dear readers, that’s where disease is made.
The things we do medically to those in our care are most often the very reason they become ill. We can start to undo the effects of a toxic, lifeless diet tomorrow by changing to a healthier food today. But we may spend months or years undoing the damage done by a series of vaccinations.
No Fear: You’re Not Alone
Don’t be afraid if this sounds difficult. It need not be. There are many in this tribe who have done it, who have gone before you, and who will support you as you step off the old playing field and onto a new, brighter, lighter one.
The more we support each other in this quest for the Vital Animal that we all seek, the easier it is.
So, it will reward you handsomely to know what I know, as an insider in the veterinary field since 1980. I’ll be making available more ways to learn. Keep an eye out.
Best of health to you and all those in your care,
Will Falconer, DVM
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