Russell Swift, DVM, Holistic Veterinarian
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Dr. Swift is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been practicing in South Florida since his graduation. In the late 1980's, he began moving towards a more holistic approach to health care for himself, his family and his patients. He has spent all the years since studying various approaches to health care. Primarily, he has focused on nutrition and classical homeopathy. He has, however, studied to some degree the following: Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Homotoxicology, Biochemics, Flower Essences, Chiropractic, Laser Therapy. The reality is there is little he hasn't read about or experienced personally in the arena of holistic health care.
Dr. Swift is a strong supporter of personal liberty, as delineated in the Constitution - Liberty as provided by God, not by human. Ultimately, he believes all healing comes from God and that the healer is only the conduit.
Currently, Dr. Swift has a house call veterinary practice in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Most of his patients are dogs and cats who have been diagnosed with severe and often terminal conditions. He has been blessed to be the agent for improving the health of many such pets. Dr. Swift sees health as a dynamic process. That means he is always looking for the health of a pet to be moving in a positive direction. That is more important than just making symptoms disappear. Often, the health of an individual is worse overall with symptomatic treatments.
Dr. Swift is an ardent proponent of raw foods feeding and has been for nearly 20 years. He also advocates minimizing and eliminating when possible the use of all toxic substances like flea/tick products, heart worm pills, vaccines, etc.