Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice
Established in 2002 by Susan Wynn, DVM, CVA, CVCH, AHG, DACVN
Bovine by Dr. Richard Palmquist
Honeybee on Dandelion by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau.
Horse munching under the rainbow, via Dr. Elaine Cebuliak.
Growth Cooperation by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau.
Black rat snake by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau.
Dental cleaning courtesy of Dr. Elaine Cebuliak.
Fluid introduction courtesy of Dr. Elaine Cebuliak.
Doggie massage courtesy of Dr. Elaine Cebuliak.
From Dr. Ihor Basko's garden, Kauai, HI.
Recovering kitty by Dr. Elaine Cebuliak.
Kitties by Dr. Richard Palmquist.
Lhata by Dr. Richard Palmquist.
Dr. Ihor Basko's tropical garden, Kauai, HI.
Violets by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau.
Starved Owl by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau.
Dr. Ihor Basko - 'Growing Knowledge by Growing Your Own'
Cow and calf by Dr. Rona Sherebrin.
Trillium by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau.
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Webinars are only $70 for our VBMA Members, and you have the option of attending live or viewing a recording.
featuring Dr. Kendra Pope
12/12/19 - save the date!
Recordings of all our past programs are available for purchase HERE.
Coming October 2020, in conjunction with the ACVBM Annual Conference at the Graduate Hotel in beautiful downtown Eugene, Oregon. Join us on October 25th for the Mushroom Festival, followed by two days of lectures, and finally our 2020 EcoTour at Belknap Hot Springs 10/28 - 10/30.
You choose which events you wish to attend! More info available soon.
The 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.
VBMA 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. If you're looking for animal care, please 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
VBMA 2020 ECOTOUR
October 28th -30th 2020
Held in conjunction with the ACVBM and VBMA joint conference, our 2020 VBMA Domestic Ecotour will take place at Belknap Hot Springs, Lodge and Gardens in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.
Registration will be open soon - CLICK HERE for more details.
2019 CORNELL VETERINARY CONFERENCE
DeeDee Arrison Holistic & Integrative Wellness Seminar
October 5th, 2019
Richard Palmquist on The Hidden Genome: The Microbiome and Modified Hospice: Using Integrative Medicine In Difficult Cases
Connie DiNatale on Basic Foundations for and applying Chinese Food Therapy to Companion Animals
Curtis W Dewey on Food Therapy for Selected Neurologic Disorders in Dogs
Registration is now open! CLICK HERE to sign up.
NYCAVMA 2020 ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
March 26th - 29th 2020 at Menla Mountain in Phonecia NY
Featuring an Acupuncture Seminar with Linda Boggie. Advanced Early Bird pricing will be available through December 31st 2019:
VBMA/NYCAVMA Members $560, Non-members: $600
CLICK HERE for more information - registration opens soon!
PURPLE MOON HERBS & STUDIES
Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat - Outer Banks NC
Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August
September 21-23, 2019
October 19-21, 2019
November 9-11, 2019
March 28-30, 2020
April 25-27, 2020
Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August
May 3-5, 2019 Hampton Inn and Suites, Outer Banks/Corolla
Outer Banks, NC
2020 ACVBM ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine's 2020 Annual Conference will be held jointly with the VBMA's Annual Conference at the Graduate Hotel in Eugene, Oregon.
WHEN: October 26th & 27th, 2020
REGISTRATION: Opening soon!
For additional details on the ACVBM and planned lectures, CLICK HERE.
VBMA 2020 EcoTour
Cornell Veterinary Conf.
NYCAVMA 2020 Conference
Western Herbal Med Courses
ACVBM 2020 Conference