Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association

Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice 

 

The International Herbal Symposium is an incredible bi-annual herbal event that was founded by Rosemary Gladstar more than twenty-five years ago to help benefit the United Plant Savers organization. Herbalists from around the globe attended this event, and it's an experience not to be missed. Nine years ago, Rosemary agreed to allow the VBMA to start a veterinary speaker track which has enabled us to greatly expand our herbal knowledge.

 

The International Herbal Symposium will be virtual in 2021, BUT we will still have a veterinary track of speakers. While we'll miss seeing each other in person, a virtual event will allow you to listen to all those lectures you weren't able to attend because you chose another lecture in the same time slot.  As in past years, please sign up for the veterinary track so you can obtain a CE certificate. More information to come as soon as it is available.

 

 

 

 

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.

All content © Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association (VBMA) 2020.

 

The VBMA is not affiliated with the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (ACVBM).

 

 

 

Important Message For 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 office@vbma.org.  You may use the 'find a veterinarian' link on our site menu to find a qualified practitioner near you.

The International Herbal Symposium is an incredible bi-annual herbal event that was founded by Rosemary Gladstar more than twenty-five years ago to help benefit the United Plant Savers organization. Herbalists from around the globe attended this event, and it's an experience not to be missed. Nine years ago, Rosemary agreed to allow the VBMA to start a veterinary speaker track which has enabled us to greatly expand our herbal knowledge.

 

The International Herbal Symposium will be virtual in 2021, BUT we will still have a veterinary track of speakers. While we'll miss seeing each other in person, a virtual event will allow you to listen to all those lectures you weren't able to attend because you chose another lecture in the same time slot.  As in past years, please sign up for the veterinary track so you can obtain a CE certificate. More information to come as soon as it is available.

 

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 office@vbma.org.

All content © Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association (VBMA) 2020.

 

The VBMA is not affiliated with the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (ACVBM).

Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association

The International Herbal Symposium is an incredible bi-annual herbal event that was founded by Rosemary Gladstar more than twenty-five years ago to help benefit the United Plant Savers organization. Herbalists from around the globe attended this event, and it's an experience not to be missed. Nine years ago, Rosemary agreed to allow the VBMA to start a veterinary speaker track which has enabled us to greatly expand our herbal knowledge.

 

The International Herbal Symposium will be virtual in 2021, BUT we will still have a veterinary track of speakers. While we'll miss seeing each other in person, a virtual event will allow you to listen to all those lectures you weren't able to attend because you chose another lecture in the same time slot.  As in past years, please sign up for the veterinary track so you can obtain a CE certificate. More information to come as soon as it is available.