Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association

 

Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice

 

 

 

2022 AHVMA Annual Conference & Exhibition

 

            September 10-13, 2022 at the

            Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

https://www.ahvma.org/conference-registration/

 

 

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE PRE-CONFERENCE GUIDE HERE

 

 

 

We hope you'll join us at the 2022 American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference in West Palm Beach Florida! Several of our members will be speaking, and there will be a VBMA Veterinary Track again this year.

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Our very own Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, RH (AHG), MS-TCVM will be the Keynote speaker this year! Cynthia Lankenau, DVM graduated from Cornell’s Veterinary College in 1981 and joined a 99% dairy practice in upstate NY with a total love of working with small dairy farms. In the attempt to expand her practice knowledge, she joined the Peace Corps and worked in Malawi, Africa in 1984-1985, returning to the US to join a mixed animal practice in western NY. With the decline of family farms in NY, and seeing an incredible increase in chronic diseases, Dr. Lankenau started down the path of alternative medicine; starting with acupuncture training in 1991 (IVAS), started herbal training in western herbs in 1993, Chinese herbs in 1995; chiropractic (AVCA) and homeopathic (AVH) training in 1995. She has completed Chi’s MS (TCVM); CIVT’s Western Graduate Herbal program, and Chinese herbal degree; is a registered herbalist (RH) through the American Herbal Guild, and finished David Winston’s professional and Graduate herbal training. Further Chinese Herbal training is ongoing with Dr. Evan Rabinowitz and by attending as many Jeffrey Yuen seminars as possible. She is a past president of the VBMA, Secretary/Treasurer of the ACVBM, founder of the NY CAVMA, and on the board of WATCVM. Since 1993, she

has practiced in a solo 100% alternative modality mixed animal practice.

 

 

BOTANICAL MEDICINE SPEAKER:

VBMA Member and past president Laurie Dohmen, VDM, MS will be lecturing on various Botanical Medicine topics on Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Dohmen graduated from UPenn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She has received training

in Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Bach Flower Essences, and primarily Herbal Medicine. She received her MS in

Therapeutic Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a Registered Herbalist through the

American Herbalist Guild. Dr. Dohmen lectures regularly on Veterinary Herbal Medicine and other wholistic topics. In 2017 she and Dr. August created the only hands-on veterinary herbal medicine course for western veterinary practices in the USA. She is published frequently in journals such as JAHVMA and IVC. Dr. Dohmen is the Past President of VBMA;

as well as a member of the IVAS, AAVA, AHVMA, and AVMA. She is on the Editorial Board of JAHVMA.

 

 

VBMA SPEAKER TRACK:

Renee Crozier, Herbalist (AHG) will be our VBMA speaker this year. Renee is a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild and a clinical practicing herbalist with a focus on cancer and traditional healing. Her focus is on bioregional medicine, conservation, and addressing the needs of underserved communities. Trained as a traditional healer, she spends time in several countries each year furthering her practice. She is passionate about balancing traditional and modern methods of healing. She has been a teacher for more than twenty years, is the Co-Director of the

Four Elements School of Traditional Medicine and is one of the stewards of a medicinal teaching garden and United

Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. Most days, you will find her in the integrated clinic or St. Petersburg classroom. She'll be presenting five lectures on Monday between 8:10 AM and 4:50 PM.

 

 

 

 

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) 2022.

 

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.

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) 2022.

 

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

2022 AHVMA Annual Conference & Exhibition

 

            September 10-13, 2022 at the

            Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

https://www.ahvma.org/conference-registration/

 

 

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE PRE-CONFERENCE GUIDE HERE

 

 

 

We hope you'll join us at the 2022 American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference in West Palm Beach Florida! Several of our members will be speaking, and there will be a VBMA Veterinary Track again this year.

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Our very own Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, RH (AHG), MS-TCVM will be the Keynote speaker this year! Cynthia Lankenau, DVM graduated from Cornell’s Veterinary College in 1981 and joined a 99% dairy practice in upstate NY with a total love of working with small dairy farms. In the attempt to expand her practice knowledge, she joined the Peace Corps and worked in Malawi, Africa in 1984-1985, returning to the US to join a mixed animal practice in western NY. With the decline of family farms in NY, and seeing an incredible increase in chronic diseases, Dr. Lankenau started down the path of alternative medicine; starting with acupuncture training in 1991 (IVAS), started herbal training in western herbs in 1993, Chinese herbs in 1995; chiropractic (AVCA) and homeopathic (AVH) training in 1995. She has completed Chi’s MS (TCVM); CIVT’s Western Graduate Herbal program, and Chinese herbal degree; is a registered herbalist (RH) through the American Herbal Guild, and finished David Winston’s professional and Graduate herbal training. Further Chinese Herbal training is ongoing with Dr. Evan Rabinowitz and by attending as many Jeffrey Yuen seminars as possible. She is a past president of the VBMA, Secretary/Treasurer of the ACVBM, founder of the NY CAVMA, and on the board of WATCVM. Since 1993, she has practiced in a solo 100% alternative modality mixed animal practice.

 

 

BOTANICAL MEDICINE SPEAKER:

VBMA Member and past president Laurie Dohmen, VDM, MS will be lecturing on various Botanical Medicine topics on Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Dohmen graduated from UPenn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She has received training in Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Bach Flower Essences, and primarily Herbal Medicine. She received her MS in Therapeutic Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild. Dr. Dohmen lectures regularly on Veterinary Herbal Medicine and other wholistic topics. In 2017 she and Dr. August created the only hands-on veterinary herbal medicine course for western veterinary practices in the USA. She is published frequently in journals such as JAHVMA and IVC. Dr. Dohmen is the Past President of VBMA;

as well as a member of the IVAS, AAVA, AHVMA, and AVMA. She is on the Editorial Board of JAHVMA.

 

 

VBMA SPEAKER TRACK:

Renee Crozier, Herbalist (AHG) will be our VBMA speaker this year. Renee is a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild and a clinical practicing herbalist with a focus on cancer and traditional healing. Her focus is on bioregional medicine, conservation, and addressing the needs of underserved communities. Trained as a traditional healer, she spends time in several countries each year furthering her practice. She is passionate about balancing traditional and modern methods of healing. She has been a teacher for more than twenty years, is the Co-Director of the Four Elements School of Traditional Medicine and is one of the stewards of a medicinal teaching garden and United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. Most days, you will find her in the integrated clinic or St. Petersburg classroom. She'll be presenting five lectures on Monday between 8:10 AM and 4:50 PM.

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) 2022.

 

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

Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association

2022 AHVMA Annual Conference & Exhibition

 

            September 10-13, 2022 at the

            Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

https://www.ahvma.org/conference-registration/

 

 

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE PRE-CONFERENCE GUIDE HERE

 

 

 

We hope you'll join us at the 2022 American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference in West Palm Beach Florida! Several of our members will be speaking, and there will be a VBMA Veterinary Track again this year.

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Our very own Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, RH (AHG), MS-TCVM will be the Keynote speaker this year! Cynthia Lankenau, DVM graduated from Cornell’s Veterinary College in 1981 and joined a 99% dairy practice in upstate NY with a total love of working with small dairy farms. In the attempt to expand her practice knowledge, she joined the Peace Corps and worked in Malawi, Africa in 1984-1985, returning to the US to join a mixed animal practice in western NY. With the decline of family farms in NY, and seeing an incredible increase in chronic diseases, Dr. Lankenau started down the path of alternative medicine; starting with acupuncture training in 1991 (IVAS), started herbal training in western herbs in 1993, Chinese herbs in 1995; chiropractic (AVCA) and homeopathic (AVH) training in 1995. She has completed Chi’s MS (TCVM); CIVT’s Western Graduate Herbal program, and Chinese herbal degree; is a registered herbalist (RH) through the American Herbal Guild, and finished David Winston’s professional and Graduate herbal training. Further Chinese Herbal training is ongoing with Dr. Evan Rabinowitz and by attending as many Jeffrey Yuen seminars as possible. She is a past president of the VBMA, Secretary/Treasurer of the ACVBM, founder of the NY CAVMA, and on the board of WATCVM. Since 1993, she has practiced in a solo 100% alternative modality mixed animal practice.

 

 

BOTANICAL MEDICINE SPEAKER:

VBMA Member and past president Laurie Dohmen, VDM, MS will be lecturing on various Botanical Medicine topics on Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Dohmen graduated from UPenn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She has received training in Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Bach Flower Essences, and primarily Herbal Medicine. She received her MS in Therapeutic Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a Registered Herbalist through the

American Herbalist Guild. Dr. Dohmen lectures regularly on Veterinary Herbal Medicine and other wholistic topics. In 2017 she and Dr. August created the only hands-on veterinary herbal medicine course for western veterinary practices in the USA. She is published frequently in journals such as JAHVMA and IVC. Dr. Dohmen is the Past President of VBMA; as well as a member of the IVAS, AAVA, AHVMA, and AVMA. She is on the Editorial Board of JAHVMA.

 

 

VBMA SPEAKER TRACK:

Renee Crozier, Herbalist (AHG) will be our VBMA speaker this year. Renee is a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild and a clinical practicing herbalist with a focus on cancer and traditional healing. Her focus is on bioregional medicine, conservation, and addressing the needs of underserved communities. Trained as a traditional healer, she spends time in several countries each year furthering her practice. She is passionate about balancing traditional and modern methods of healing. She has been a teacher for more than twenty years, is the Co-Director of the Four Elements School of Traditional Medicine and is one of the stewards of a medicinal teaching garden and United

Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. Most days, you will find her in the integrated clinic or St. Petersburg classroom. She'll be presenting five lectures on Monday between 8:10 AM and 4:50 PM.