Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association
Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice
Jasmine C. Lyon, Executive Director
QUESTIONS? email office@vbma.org
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
VBMA Home About VBMA Contact VBMA Why Join VBMA?
 Search the VBMA website.
Find a member vet here!
VBMA Members - United States
VBMA Members - International
Locate VBMA member veterinarians by clicking one of the links above.
VBMA Member Login
Current VBMA members please
to login.
Login problems? Email us for help.
Become a VBMA Member today - access Members Only services:
  • Listserve for daily consultation and education

  • Discounts on continuing education

  • Professional Listing in our Web Directory

  • Our Online Journal for Practitioners

  • Professional certification for notable education/career achievements

  • Access to our Herbal Wiki

  • Use of our Classifieds section for job posting or job seeking.

  • Calendar for viewing and promoting events.

  • Resources page with links to publications, websites and videos suggested by VBMA members.

CLICK HERE for info on how to join.
VBMA Journals
All editions of our Journal of Veterinary Botanical Medicine are now available for purchase online!
to view available journals and order.
Or, you can JOIN THE VBMA and get all JVBM editions for FREE!
VBMA Apparel
(L to R: Joyce Harman, Jim Armer, Cynthia Lankenau) 
VBMA T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for sale!
CLICK HERE to order.

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 visited HAWAII.  VBMA Past President Ihor Basko calls this spectacular island paradise his home, and he enjoyed having everyone come and visit. 

We met Hawaiian herbal medicine woman, Ginger Saiki, who was be our “kahuna” and taught us about Hawaiian Medicine herbs, got a steam, salt scrub and lomi lomi massage, visited  2 tropical gardens and herbal gardens (including
Lima Huli Gardens)...and had 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

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

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

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

Laurie Dohmen
Content © VBMA 2013