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
Recording Secretary:  Beth Lambert
Director/Treasurer:  Jasmine Lyon
 
 
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ABOUT THE VBMA
 
The Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association was established by Susan Wynn, DVM, RH(AGH) in 2002.  Present VBMA Board Members are listed above right...if you'd like to learn more about them, click here.
 
VBMA Goals

1. To represent member veterinarians and herbalists as political and professional issues arise
2. To establish standards of training and herbal training programs and to identify established programs with the goal of developing or reviewing certification standards and Degree Programs in Herbal Medicine
3. To support ethical scientific clinical research in herb al veterinary medicine and maintain avenues for exploration of traditional care in veterinary botanical medicine
4. To explore cultural traditions such as TCM, Greek/western herbalism and Ayurveda for their proper translation to and application in modern day animal conditions and communicate these
5. To compile databases of existing science; ethnoveterinary medicine advances; and eventually a library online
6. To liaise with manufacturers so that they have an expert body to advise them on the needs of veterinary herbalists and quality control concerns
7. To support sustainable environmental, agricultural and husbandry practices

 
VMBA Purpose

The Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association 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.

 
Certification of Competency
The VBMA seeks to provide animal owners, farmers, and veterinarians with some standard of competency by which to choose a veterinary herbalist. For certification by VBMA, the herbalist must pass a competency examination with a grade of 75%. In addition, the herbalist must submit and have accepted 3 case reports that are publication quality. Veterinarians certified by VBMA will earn the title "Certified Veterinary Herbalist". Non-veterinary herbalists will earn the title "Certified Veterinary Herbalism Educator".
 
 
 
Upcoming Events

International Herb Symposium
June 12th - 14th 2015
Teleseminar:
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

 
Educational Programs
VBMA Educational Scholarship
Mentor Program
Practitioner Training Programs
Teleseminar Programs
Eco Tours
Continuing Education




 
Previous Programs
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Laurie Dohmen
 
 
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