Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association
Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice
Jasmine C. Lyon, Executive Director
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Established in 2002 by Susan Wynn, DVM, RH(AHG)
President:  Laurie Dohmen
President-Elect:  Robert Silver 
Past President: Cynthia Lankenau
Int'l Advisor:  Barbara Fougere
Recording Secretary:  Beth Lambert
Director/Treasurer:  Jasmine Lyon
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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.

We hope you'll consider joining our organization and supporting our mission.  It's a wonderful experience getting to know like-minded folks, and the amount of information we share with each other is incredible.  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.  Those looking for animal care can 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 office@vbma.org.  Thank you.
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Upcoming Events

International Herb Symposium
June 12th - 14th 2015
Incorporating Herbs in Food Therapy

Wednesday, December 10th at 8 PM ET
Featuring Dr. Constance DiNatale, DVM

Are Thoresen's NY Seminar
April 16th - 19th 2015
Hosted by the NY Complementary & Alternative Veterinary Medical Association

VBMA Annual Herbwalk
at the AHVMA Annual Conference

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