Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice
Established in 2002 by Susan Wynn, DVM, CVA, CVCH, AHG, DACVN
Webinars are only $70 for our VBMA Members, and you have the option of attending live or viewing a recording.
WEBINAR by Dr. Steve Marsden
Hip & Knee Problems - Including CCL Tears, Luxating Patellae & Displyasia
Missed it? Recording available!
Recordings of all our past programs are available for purchase HERE.
WE'VE GONE VIRTUAL!
The 2020 ACVBM/VBMA Conference will now take place LIVE ONLINE Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th. Price for both days is $300.00 and includes all live lectures and access to recordings for a limited period of time after the event.
Scottish wildcat by Liz Hassinger - Scotland EcoTour 2019
Heath Spotted Orchid by Cynthia Lankenau, Scotland EcoTour 2019
Horse munching under the rainbow, via Dr. Elaine Cebuliak.
Growth Cooperation by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau.
Puffins by Cynthia Lankenau, Scotland EcoTour 2019
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.
Highland Cow by Margie Garrett, Scotland EcoTour 2019
Highland Deer by Margie Garrett, Scotland EcoTour 2020
Dr. Ihor Basko's tropical garden, Kauai, HI.
Violets by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau.
Tufted Vetch by Cynthia Lankenau, Scotland EcoTour 2019
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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Take the VBMA exam and become a Certified Veterinary Herbalist or Herbalism Educator.
We offer a scholarship to veterinary students in order to promote herbal education.
Access all areas of our website, including the VBMA Listserv. Only $80 per year!
Need guidance on your Veterinary Herbalist Journey? Contact a VBMA Mentor!
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HERE'S HOW TO ACCESS VBMA MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT.
When you click on any link to members only content (for example, the Herbal Wiki), a login box will pop up.
Simply enter your username and password in the box and you'll be able to view that page, as well as all the other members only pages for the duration of your visit. Future visits may require you to login again.
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 email@example.com.
SELF-CARE THROUGH THE CYCLES OF NATURE
with Dr. Kris August - September 2020 – May 2021
Over a period of nine months, this virtual self-care course will introduce many ways of nurturing yourself and those around you, and its relaxed timetable will allow you time to pick and choose what works for you and your lifestyle. Online offering with live Zoom sessions.
Registration now open - CLICK HERE for more details.
2020 ACVBM VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
The American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine's 2020 Annual Conference will be held jointly with the VBMA's Annual Conference LIVE ONLINE.
WHEN: October 24th & 25th, 2020
REGISTRATION: NOW OPEN!
For additional details on the ACVBM and planned lectures, CLICK HERE.
NYCAVMA 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
October 7th - 11th, 2020 at Menla Mountain in Phonecia NY
Featuring an Acupuncture Seminar with Linda Boggie.
VBMA/NYCAVMA Members $625, Non-members: $690
CLICK HERE for more information - registration now open!
PURPLE MOON HERBS & STUDIES
Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat - Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August: A 5-part course in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine
Two sessions now open for registration - Februrary through October 2021 and September 2021 through April 2022
Location: Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina
ACVBM 2020 Conference
NYCAVMA 2020 Conference
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