Meetings and Events

AHVMA Conferences

2017 Annual Conference and Meeting
October 21 – 24, 2017
San Diego, CA

2018 Annual Conference and Meeting
October 4 – 7, 2018
Kissimmee, FL

2019 Annual Conference and Meeting
September 7 – 10, 2019
Nashville, TN

2020 Annual Conference and Meeting
September 24 – 27, 2020
Grapevine, TX

Other Organizations

CE at Sea – Raising the Standard of Veterinary Care: An Advanced Technology Triathlon
March 19-26, 2017
Orlando, FL

Enjoy an all-inclusive 7 day cruise while earning CE credit! This event will feature innovative lectures and hands-on experience with laser photobiomodulation therapy, regenerative medicine, and digital thermal imaging.  Veterinarians and Technicians will earn 15 AAVSB RACE approved CE hours.  There will also be plenty of time for both on- and off board adventures, including stops in the Bahamas, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.

Visit for more information.

American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture Annual Meeting
March 24-26, 2017
Savannah, Georgia

The AAVA is pleased to announce its 2017 Annual Meeting taking place on March 24-26, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. This event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel. Savannah has one of the largest landmark Historic Districts in the Country. This meeting is planned FOR practitioners, BY practitioners. We know that this conference will be an extraordinary opportunity for you to learn and receive top quality CE.

See for more details.

NY Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medical Association 2017 Conference
March 30-April 2, 2017
Phoenicia, NY

Jeffrey Yuen will cover topics on acupuncture, herbal medicine, stone therapy, and more at the NY Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medical Association’s annual conference. The conference will be held at the beautiful Menla Center for Health and Happiness in Phoenicia.  This will be an incredible event, definitely a must-go to event.

Visit the web-site for more news in future months.

Philosophy of Western Medical Herbalism
April 28-30, 2017
Outer Banks, NC

This course is an introduction and overview of the philosophy of Western Veterinary Medical Herbalism.  Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August will be discussing the history of herbal use and plant identification on a multi-sensory level.  Lectures include herb selection, formulation and administration options for our patients.  Included are hands-on labs and an herb walk.  We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves.  Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night!  Come to the Outer Banks of NC and enjoy the beach while learning about Western Herbs.

This Philosophy of Western Medical Herbalism course is intended to be a precursor introduction to a larger 5 module course we will be starting in the fall that will include full organ-system Materia Medica and in-depth labs and plant identification.  Any who take this and choose to continue on with us will receive a discount on the full course.  Starting September, 2017.

For more information, see:

2017 AVAG and IVAS Joint Congress on Veterinary Acupuncture
August 23-26, 2017
Cairns, Australia

The Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) are pleased to announce a joint Congress on Veterinary Acupuncture sponsored by both organizations.  Presentations will focus on a variety of acupuncture, acupuncture-related, and Traditional Chinese Medicine topics.

Visit the IVAS website for more information

Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy
September, 2017
Portland, OR

Ready to take the next step in your veterinary career? The next year-long Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy run by the Pitcairn Institute of Veterinary Homeopathy will start in September 2017 in beautiful Portland, OR.

Please visit our website for further information or email Dr. Sarah Stieg at

2017 American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine Annual Conference
October 20, 2017
San Diego, CA

The 2017 ACVBM Annual Conference will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2017 in conjunction with the AHVMA Annual Conference at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.  John Chen will be speaking for six hours, then our Herbwalk, followed by a two hour evening session with Subhuti Dharmananda.

Please visit the ACVBM Website for full details, speaker CVs and more!


For BOTH John Chen’s and Subhuti Dharmananda’s lectures:

  • Regular Price = $190.00
  • VBMA Member Discounted Price = $165.00
  • Veterinary Student Price = $50.00

For Subhuti Dharmananda’s Friday evening lecture ONLY:

  • Price = $65.00

For the Herbwalk:

  • No charge for VBMA members or conference registrants, but please sign up HERE as space is limited.
  • For non-members or non-registrants, you may still participate in the Herbwalk, but a $15 donation is requested. You may sign up and make your donation HERE.

CLICK HERE to register for the conference.

A Course on Quantum Healing

Science has evolved beyond the limited perspective of materialism, making it now possible to condense and integrate many of the different empirical healing rituals of history into one comprehensive, logically congruent, and simple technology of healing. The scientific approach makes the practice of holistic medicine far simpler and easier than you ever imagined.

This is an intensive four day course in a rural Idaho setting for individuals and/or very small groups.

Contact Dr. Ronald Hamm for details and to schedule a class.
Author of Analog Medicine and The Philosophic Foundation of Holistic Medicine

(208) 252-1366,

Pranic Healing Intensive Level I

Offered on an ongoing basis throughout Oregon, this workshop introduces the practitioner to the basics of energy anatomy, how to identify energetic blockages and/or imbalances, and then to cleanse, energize, and revitalize the area to accelerate self-healing. This course covers techniques and comprehensive protocols for working on the physical level for chronic/acute conditions, as well as the mental/emotional level for stress and anxiety. Includes a module on distance healing, preventative healing, and professional self-care for burnout prevention.

Contact Liza Burney for more information or to schedule a 2-hour introductory class.
(503) 502-5186,,