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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.





The 2020 ACVBM/VBMA Conference took place on October 24th - 25th. You may now purchase access to the conference site, which includes access to recordings of all lectures, notes, chat logs, and interaction with other attendees through 1/31/21






Scheduled Webinar Programs


Thursday May 14th 2020, 8:00 PM Eastern US Time


For our thirteenth webinar, we're SO excited to welcome Steve Marsden, DVM, ND, MSOM, Grad Dip Vet Acup, Grad Dip VCHM, Dipl.AC, Dipl.CH, CVA, AHG of Edmonton, Alberta as our speaker. Only $70 for VBMA Members!


This event has been awarded 2 IVAS CE credits.




Hip and Knee Problems - Including CCL Tears, Luxating Patellae and Hip Dysplasia


Many veterinarians get into holistic medicine to do a better job of managing pain, resorting often to acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy. Herbal medicines can play a vital role in healing these cases, but when it comes to hip dysplasia, luxating patellae, and cruciate ligament tears, veterinarians often just assume there is not much they are going to be able to do that is curative. Faced with those assumptions, some owners (especially in this economic climate) might opt for euthanasia if they can’t afford surgical treatment and repair.


The reality, though, is these treatments are readily amenable to herbal therapies. They can be fully resolved with diet and herbal medicine intervention, and when that happens, the dog is the stronger for it, by being less vulnerable to a host of other conditions in the future, including involvement of the opposite leg.


Come join our webinar on managing these conditions where we lay out exactly what to do for these conditions so you, too, can enjoy gratifying lifelong surgery-free results that you otherwise might not have thought possible!






Dr. Steve, a native Edmontonian, is co-founder of Edmonton Holistic Veterinary Clinic with his wife, Dr Kären Marsden, and is arguably the foremost holistic veterinary practitioner in the world. He spends three months a year teaching veterinarians on five continents how to do what we do here every day at Edmonton Holistic. In 2009, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association named him Small Animal Veterinarian of the Year, and in 2010, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association named him teacher of the year. In addition, he spends half his time treating people, thanks to his credentials as a naturopathic physician and training as a Chinese medical practitioner. Dr Steve has been a veterinarian for almost 25 years, and has spent about 20 of them practising holistic medicine. In the rare moments when he is not working, he enjoys diving, sailing, and spending time with his wife and two sons, Noah and Leo, in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. He also dotes on their dogs, Lu Lu and Hunter, and their two cats, Dora and Diego.










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