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Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice

Established in 2002 by Susan Wynn, DVM, CVA, CVCH, AHG, DACVN



Photo at left courtesy of VBMA Member Dr. Richard Palmquist, center and right photos courtesy of VBMA Member Dr. Rona Sherebrin.






Take the VBMA exam and become a Certified Veterinary Herbalist or Herbalism Educator.



The VBMA offers a  $1000 scholarship  yearly to help promote herbal education.



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Need guidance on your Veterinary Herbalist Journey?  Contact a VBMA Mentor!







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Simply enter your username and password in the box and you'll be able to view that page, as well as all the other members only pages for the duration of your visit.  Future visits may require you to login again.


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The Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association, or VBMA, is a group of veterinarians and herbalists dedicated to developing responsible herbal practice by encouraging research and education, strengthening industry relations, keeping herbal tradition alive as a valid information source, and increasing professional acceptance of herbal medicine for animals.


VBMA Members have access to many services that we consider essential.  We do, however, open our events, seminars, and continuing education programs to anyone who is interested.  We encourage visitors to explore our site and contact us with any questions.  If you're looking for animal care, please CLICK HERE to find VBMA Member Vets in the US, or CLICK HERE for our list of VBMA International Members.


VBMA Endorses Quality Herbal Products

VBMA recognizes that the herbal product industry has faced quality control and regulatory challenges, and we recommend supporting those companies attempting to self regulate in a meaningful way.  Companies that manufacture herbal products marketed for humans should be members of the American Herbal Products Association, an industry organization which explores issues, interacts with regulators, and establishes policy.  Veterinary product companies should be members of the National Animal Supplement Council, an organization which develops policies and procedures on adverse event reporting and quality control.


To Pet Owners: The VBMA does not endorse any products sold on the internet for self prescribing to animals.  We believe in the interests of safety that any herb should always be prescribed by a qualified practitioner.  There are companies using our name with the suggestion that we endorse their recommendations or products.  We specifically DO NOT support any website that unethically sells herbs to the public for non prescribed use in animals.  If you are in any doubt as to the authenticity of a claim made on a website about VBMA, please contact us at


All content © Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association (VBMA) 2018.

The VBMA is not affiliated with the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (ACVBM).