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Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice

Established in 2002 by Susan Wynn, DVM, CVA, CVCH, AHG, DACVN

VBMA WEBINARS

 

Webinars are only $70 for our VBMA Members, and you have the option of attending live or viewing a recording.

 

Western Respiratory Herbs

by Dr. Cynthia Lankenau

presented & recorded

Thursday February 28th 2019

 

Recordings of all our past programs are available for purchase HERE.

VBMA ECOTOURS

 

Join us for a week exploring the Scottish Highlands! From June 29th through July 6th 2019 we'll be staying at the Aigas Field Center, Scotland’s foremost center for nature study and wildlife holidays. Price is all-inclusive in regard to your lodging, food and activities, with the exceptions being your airfare and car rental. Limited to 25 attendees, so CLICK HERE to sign up now!

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3-DAY CIVT COURSE IN NORWAY ON VETERINARY WESTERN HERBAL MEDICINE

 

The course is open for all veterinarians - for those of you already using Western Herbal Medicine and also for colleagues looking for an opportunity to start incorporating herbs in their practice!

 

Time and place:

Friday 24th May –Sunday 26th May 2019, at Sundvolden hotel see: www.sundvolden.no

 

Your teachers:

  • Dr Barbara Fougère(BH), BSc BVMS (Hons), BHSc (Comp Med), MODT, MHSc (Herb Med), CVA (IVAS),CVBM, CVCP, CMAVA
  • Dr Shelley Doxey(SD), BVetMed(Hons), MSc, BSc, MRCVS, GDVWHM
  • Dr Astri Hagenlund(AH), DVM, CVA, Grad.dipl.Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine

 

Lectures will be held in English

 

Accommodation:

  • See hotel’s homepage for information.
  • Make sure to book your own hotel-rooms directly withthe hotel!!! Use reference code 2654096, or contact Mr. MagnusKarlsen.
  • Bed/breakfast single room: NOK 795,-
  • Bed/breakfast per person in double room: NOK 595,-

 

Your hotel-rooms and travel are not included in the course-fee.

 

How to get there:

There is a direct bus from Gardermoen, Oslo airport, to the hotel: Askeladden buss. Price return ticket is approximately NOK 500,-

 

Registration and course fee:

Register on e-mail to course arranger Astri Hagenlund astri.ha@online.no with your name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail, CIVT- member or not. Please let us know if you have previous herbal education/courses/experience.

 

Registration deadline is March 15th!!!

 

The coursef ee includes: lectures and lecture-notes, herb labs, herb walks, tea-coffee/break-snacksand lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pay to: AstriHagenlund (for CIVT), Eiksstubben 18, 1359 Eiksmarka, Norway- Nordea bank,Norway: account 6206.12.85046 IBAN NO2262061285046

 

Paying before 1st March:   CIVT- members:  NOK 9000 / $ 1055 / € 925

 

                                                 Non-members:     NOK 9900 / $ 1155 / € 1015

 

Paying after 1st March:      CIVT- members:   NOK 9900 / $ 1155 / € 1015

 

                                                Non-members:   NOK 10800 / $ 1260 / € 1108

 

NB 1: CIVT-members and/or veterinary herbalists coming for the advanced lectures (and lunch) ONLY on Sunday 26th : NOK 3500 / $ 410 / € 360

 

NB 2: Signing up for ONLY lectures and labs on Friday 24th + Saturday 25th: NOK 7000 / $ 820 / €720

 

NB 3: Participants that sign up for further courses with CIVT will get a rebate of NOK 3000 towards Certification

or the Graduate Diploma in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine.

 

Pay to: (don’t forget to write your name!)

 

 

AGENDA

 

Weekend Aims

 

Two days with introductory to intermediate lectures,theory and practice, and the evidence base and science of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine; followed by advanced classes on the Sunday (these assume a basic knowledge as dosing will not be discussed). Advanced classes on Sunday 26thwill be of special interest to those already practicing herbal medicine, but the classes can be followed by everyone on the course!!!

 

Friday, May 24th

 

08.00 – 08.30  Registration

 

08.30 – 09.30  Historyof Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine from Scandinavian perspective

 

09.30 – 10.30  Herbalmedicine terminology and clinical application

 

10.30 – 11.00  Break

 

11.00 – 12.00  Herbal Monographs  Materia Medica – relevant herbs

 

12.00 – 13.00  Evidence based herbal medicine and research

 

13.00 – 14.00  LUNCH

 

14.00 – 16.00  Herbwalk

 

16.00 – 17.30  Herblab; making ointments and creams

 

 

Saturday, May 25th    

 

08.30 – 09.30  Dosing principles and herb/drug interactions

 

09.30 – 10.30  Principles of herbal treatment and formulating

 

10.30 – 11.00  Break

 

11.00 – 12.00  Materia medica – relevant herbs

 

12.00 – 13.00  Acute care for minor conditions

 

13.00 – 14.00  LUNCH

 

14.00 – 15.30  Making teas and clinical applications

 

15.30 – 16.30  Getting started – clinical cases

 

 

 

 Sunday, May 26th MasterClass

 

09.00-10.00                 Phytomedicine for cancer prevention and multidrugresistance

 

10.00-11.00                 Herbal Medicine for Diabetes and pancreatic disease

 

11.00-11.30                 Break

 

11.30-12.30                 Herbal medicine for Cardiovasculardisease

 

12.30-13.30                 Lunch

 

13.30-14.30                 Herbalmedicine for Gastrointestinal disease

 

14.30-15.30                 Herbalmedicine for Urolith treatment and prevention

 

15.30-16.00                 Sourcesof herbal knowledge and experience

 

 

 WELCOME TO NORWAY!

 

 

About the lecturers

 

Dr. Barbara Fougère

Dr. Barbara Fougere is a 1986 graduate from Murdoch University Veterinary School Western Australia. She practices in Sydney Australia, exclusively in veterinary integrative medicine. She has served on the Australian Veterinary Association Policy Council, Therapeutic Advisory Committee, Feline Health Research Fund and has held positions as President of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture, President of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association, House of Delegates IVAS and President for IVAS and is one of the first veterinarians to be certified in Veterinary Botanical Medicine worldwide. She is currently the chairperson for the American College Veterinary Botanical Medicine. She holds a Masters degree in herbal medicine and a bachelors degree in Complementary Medicine as well as a Masters in the field of education and training. She is a member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia, Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, AVA, AHVMA, VBMA and IVAS . She is also holds qualifications in veterinary acupuncture, spinal integration and other therapies and has authored Healthy Dogs a Manual of Natural Therapies (2003),The Pet Lovers Guide to Natural healing for Cats and Dogs (2006) and co-authored two veterinary texts Veterinary Herbal Medicine (2007) and Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice (2008). She was awarded the AHVMA Practitioner of the Year in 2010 and Educator of the Year in 2011.

 

Dr. Shelley Doxey

Shelley Doxey BVetMed(Hons), BSc, MSc, MRCVS. Graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2002.She uses acupuncture, hydrotherapy and therapeutic exercise programmes and herbal medicine in her practice. Shelley is committee member of the British Association of Veterinary Herbalists and has a Graduate Diploma Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine from CIVT, she is the second veterinarian in the UK to have attained a postgraduate diploma in its use. She has taught for CIVT on twoprevious courses in the UK and brings a wealth of experience.

 

Dr. Astri Hagenlund

Graduated from Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in 1988. Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist – IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) – IVAS Basic course 1998-99 in Norway. Western Herbal Medicine courses at Integrate.CPD, Oxfordshire, England from 2004 – 2007. Graduate Diploma Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine from CIVT – College of Integrative Veterinary Therapy, Sydney, Australia – Western Herbal Medicine; online-courses (8 modules) 2018. Canine Manipulation Therapy/Osteopathy-courses with Patricia Kortekaas, PT; 2006 – 2009, arranged by NoVAS. Astri has worked with small animals part time or full time ever since graduation from vet school, combined with large animal practice a few years and as veterinary inspector in Ministry of Agriculture. After working in various clinics, she founded AlternatiVet AS in 2004 with two colleagues. The clinic’s main focus was alternative medicine and rehabilitation. Today she works at her own home-based clinic, mainly referred patients, concentrating on acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, behavior and manual therapy. She writes articles on herbs and herbal medicine for small animals, lectures and gives short herbal-courses for animal-owners. Astri was  on the NoVAS board 2004 – 2018, with main responsibility as course arranger, including three IVAS/NoVAS basic courses.

 

 

 

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