VBMA
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)
VBMA BOARD
 
President:  Laurie Dohmen
President-Elect:  Robert Silver 
Past President: Cynthia Lankenau
Int'l Advisor:  Barbara Fougere
EcoTour Consulant:  Ihor Basko
Recording Secretary:  Beth Lambert
Director/Treasurer:  Jasmine Lyon
 
 
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WELCOME TO THE VBMA WEBSITE!

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

Haverkos Herb Walk
May 16th-18th 2014
Oldenberg, IN
Featuring Matt Wood & Dr. Cheryl Schwartz

TELESEMINAR: GI Complaints: Integrating Herbal Therapies for Improved Clinical Outcomes
Featuring Dr. Rob Silver
June 3rd 2014, 8 PM

International Herb Symposium
2015 info coming soon!
AHVMA Annual Conference
September 13th -16th 2014
Red Lion Hotel, Portland OR

 
Educational Programs
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Previous Programs
We're pleased to offer all of our previous teleseminar programs for you to purchase online.
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Cynthia Lankenau Ihor Basko
 

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