Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association

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WHY JOIN THE VBMA?

Joining the VBMA provides access to Members Only services such as those shown below. Simply watch the slideshow as it plays automatically or hover your mouse over the subject you're interested and discover at your own pace.

 

Membership is only $85 per year...what a bargain!

Becoming a member...who can join?

 

  • Regular Membership is open to any veterinarian with an interest in herbal medicine.  $85/year
  • Associate Membership is for Non-Veterinarian herbalists who have extensive experience with veterinary herbal medicine, provided they are professional members of the AHG or NIMH, or have equivalent experience.  $85/year
  • Veterinary Student Memberships are available.  FREE!
  • Multiple Membership is available to family or hospital groups (so that each e-mail address can have access to the listserv, get a web password, etc.).  To qualify, the snail mail address of each group member  must be the same.  $85/year for first member, $50/year for each additional member.
  • Developing Countries: VBMA accepts membership applications and grants membership to qualified applicants in developing countries.  $30/year

 

 

 

How can I join?

 

Veterinarians in the US, CLICK HERE to join now.  You will be required to input the proper credentials before checking out.

 

International Veterinarians, please CLICK HERE.  If you're in a developing country, you may receive a $50 credit off our regular membership price.

 

 

 

Non-Veterinarians:

 

Associate Membership:  CLICK HERE to join now. All Associate Membership applications will be reviewed by the VBMA Board of Directors. The documentation listed below is REQUIRED for all applicants.

 

  • AHG/NIMH/NCCAOM Herbalists: Please provide a letter verifying your professional membership in either the AHG or NIMH, a copy of your NCCAOM certification.
  • Also include a reference from a veterinarian, or details of your herbal training and experience (especially pertaining to your practice with animals).

 

Herbalists not meeting the above requirements who can still document 2 years clinical experience THAT INCLUDE ANIMALS, provide a resume, veterinarian's reference, and details of  their herbal training and experience pertaining to animals.

 

 

 

 

Student Membership:  CLICK HERE to join now. Proof of student status via a copy of current student photo ID or other proof of enrollment is required.

 

We accept Visa, MC, Discover and American Express cards via PayPal processing...or you can use your PayPal account funds.

 

 

 

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) 2021.

 

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.

Becoming a member...who can join?

 

  • Regular Membership is open to any veterinarian with an interest in herbal medicine.  $85/year
  • Associate Membership is for Non-Veterinarian herbalists who have extensive experience with veterinary herbal medicine, provided they are professional members of the AHG or NIMH, or have equivalent experience.  $85/year
  • Veterinary Student Memberships are available.  FREE!
  • Multiple Membership is available to family or hospital groups (so that each e-mail address can have access to the listserv, get a web password, etc.).  To qualify, the snail mail address of each group member  must be the same.  $85/year for first member, $50/year for each additional member.
  • Developing Countries: VBMA accepts membership applications and grants membership to qualified applicants in developing countries.  $30/year

 

 

 

How can I join?

 

Veterinarians in the US, CLICK HERE to join now.  You will be required to input the proper credentials before checking out.

 

International Veterinarians, please CLICK HERE.  If you're in a developing country, you may receive a $50 credit off our regular membership price.

 

 

Non-Veterinarians:

 

Associate Membership:  CLICK HERE to join now. IAll Associate Membership applications will be reviewed by the VBMA Board of Directors. The documentation listed below is REQUIRED for all applicants.

 

  • AHG/NIMH/NCCAOM Herbalists: Please provide a letter verifying your professional membership in either the AHG or NIMH, a copy of your NCCAOM certification.
  • Also include a reference from a veterinarian, or details of your herbal training and experience (especially pertaining to your practice with animals).

 

Herbalists not meeting the above requirements who can still document 2 years clinical experience THAT INCLUDE ANIMALS, provide a resume, veterinarian's reference, and details of  their herbal training and experience pertaining to animals.

 

Student Membership:  CLICK HERE to join now. Proof of student status via a copy of current student photo ID or other proof of enrollment is required.

 

We accept Visa, MC, Discover and American Express cards via PayPal processing...or you can use your PayPal account funds.

Joining the VBMA provides access to Members Only services such as a listserv, herbal wiki index, journal, member listing, members only website where you can post and interact with other members, and more.

Membership is only $85 per year...what a bargain!

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

Joining the VBMA provides access to Members Only services such as a listserv, herbal wiki index, journal, member listing, members only website where you can post and interact with other members, and more.

Membership is only $85 per year...what a bargain!

 

 

Becoming a member...who can join?

 

  • Regular Membership is open to any veterinarian with an interest in herbal medicine.  $85/year
  • Associate Membership is for Non-Veterinarian herbalists who have extensive experience with veterinary herbal medicine, provided they are professional members of the AHG or NIMH, or have equivalent experience.  $85/year
  • Veterinary Student Memberships are available.  FREE!
  • Multiple Membership is available to family or hospital groups (so that each e-mail address can have access to the listserv, get a web password, etc.).  To qualify, the snail mail address of each group member  must be the same.  $85/year for first member, $45/year for each additional member.
  • Developing Countries: VBMA accepts membership applications and grants membership to qualified applicants in developing countries.  $30/year

 

 

 

How can I join?

 

Veterinarians in the US, CLICK HERE to join now.  You will be required to input the proper credentials before checking out.

 

International Veterinarians, please CLICK HERE.  If you're in a developing country, you may receive a $50 credit off our regular membership price.

 

 

Non-Veterinarians:

 

Associate Membership:  CLICK HERE to join now. All Associate Membership applications will be reviewed by the VBMA Board of Directors. The documentation listed below is REQUIRED for all applicants.

 

  • AHG/NIMH/NCCAOM Herbalists: Please provide a letter verifying your professional membership in either the AHG or NIMH, a copy of your NCCAOM certification.
  • Also include a reference from a veterinarian, or details of your herbal training and experience (especially pertaining to your practice with animals).

 

Herbalists not meeting the above requirements who can still document 2 years clinical experience THAT INCLUDE ANIMALS, provide a resume, veterinarian's reference, and details of  their herbal training and experience pertaining to animals.

 

Student Membership:  CLICK HERE to join now. Proof of student status via a copy of current student photo ID or other proof of enrollment is required.

 

We accept Visa, MC, Discover and American Express cards via PayPal processing...or you can use your PayPal account funds.