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
EcoTour Consultant:  Ihor Basko
Recording Secretary:  Beth Lambert
Director/Treasurer:  Jasmine Lyon
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Organized by Vet Members, these educational adventures afford professional collaboration opportunities, extraordinary learning and are in the most interesting places.

In March of 2014, the VBMA will be visiting HAWAII.  VBMA Past President Ihor Basko calls this spectacular island paradise his home, and he's looking forward to having everyone come and visit. 

We have lined up a Hawaiian herbal medicine woman, Ginger Saiki, who will be our “kahuna” and teach us about Hawaiian Medicine herbs, plans for the group to get a steam, salt scrub and lomi lomi massage, visits to at least 2 tropical gardens and herbal gardens (including
Lima Huli Gardens)...and plenty of free time to go horseback riding, zip lining from tree to tree, snorkeling, hiking Kauai's trails or surfing and swimming at the beaches as well as whale watching.

Below are some photos for you from Lima Huli GardensWe will post details of our adventure in the members only section shortly after the trip!



The 2012 VBMA ecotour took us to sunny Spain! This tour combined a bit of culture with a lot of hiking, relaxation, eating and some herbal education. The dates were April 19 – May 1, 2012. We started our tour in Barcelona to sample the art, architecture, and tapas. We then moved on to the mountains, where we will had 6 days of seminars, hiking, and culture with a team consisting of a traditional Spanish curandero and an herbalist who earned a BSc in herbal medicine at Middlesex University. Next, we left for Cabo de Gata National Park, a quiet spot in the hills with easy access to the beach for 2 days of leisure.

In 2006, we traveled to Belize.  Most of trip was spent with Rosita Arvigo, the famous Mayan herbalist.
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

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