So I am procrasticating on writing a paper and wondering how one gets involved in holistic medicine? I heard that Colorado is associated with holistic medicine, but are any other schools? Are there special programs? Residency? I'm interested partially because there are certain companies that are lets say heavily involved with most mainstrean veterinary practices whose products i would never use on my dogs and would not recommend for anyone else to use. I'm wondering if it is possible to survive as a vet without affiliating with some of the major companies, first of all. I uneducatedly feel that there are better alternatives, particularly when food is involved. And on the other hand i am genuinely interested in holistic medicine itself, with natural remedies as opposed to traditional, when they applicable. I don't believe in strictly relying on one or the other, but rather a combination. Also, as a client and pet owner, it seems to me that there is a definite shortage of holistically minded veterinarians.