Meetings and Events

AHVMA Events

2021 AHVMA Annual Conference & Exhibition

October 2 – 5, 2021
Reno, NV

Other Organizations


Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

VHAR Session One

February 26-March 1, 2021
March 19-22, 2021
April 17-19, 2021
October 2-4, 2021
October 23-25, 2021

VHAR Session Two

September 17-20, 2021
October 16-18, 2021
November 13-15, 2021
March 19-21, 2022
April 23-25, 2022 

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Western Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.


Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy 2021 Conference

August 6-8, 2021
National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois.

Conference details available soon at

47th Annual IVAS and AAVA Joint Virtual Congress


August 21-22, 2021
August 28-29, 2021
September 11-12, 2021
September 18-19, 2021

Join the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) online for the 47th annual Congress held jointly with the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA). Presentations held over 4 weekends, earn CE safety from your home. NEW this year Veterinary Technicians Track. For more information and registration visit 2021 Congress – IVAS

IVAS Call for Papers

Ayurveda for Animals

September 24-26, 2021

Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, NC

CE credits for this course are pending.

This conference is intended to educate the veterinarian in Ayurvedic theory and its implementation into food and herbal therapy. Many of the herbs used in Ayurveda are also used in Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

A 5-part course in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine

2021-2022 Session:
September 17-20, 2021
October 16-18, 2021
November 13-15, 2021
March 19-21, 2022
April 23-25, 2022

2022-2023 Session:
September 16-19, 2022
October 14-17, 2022
November 5-7, 2022
March 18-20, 2023
April 15-17, 2023

Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

CE credits approved for VHAR: 56 IVAS, 64.5 RACE

This Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat is intended to train veterinarians in the use of Western Herbal Medicine. This is a comprehensive course including organ system-based Materia Medica, medicine-making, herb walks, self-care and more. This course is intended to train the practicing veterinarian in Western Herbal Medicine, as well as to help prepare the veterinarian for the VBMA certification exam.

Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature: Creating Your Own Personal Habitat

September 2021 – May 2022

Dr. Kris August, DVM, GDVWHM, CHPV

Online offering with live Zoom sessions

Over a period of nine months, we move through the seasons, considering their natural influences on our activities and self-care needs. This course will introduce many ways of nurturing yourself and those around you, and its relaxed schedule provides time to pick and choose what works for you and your lifestyle. Participants are supported in building personal habits of gentle self-care following the natural cycles of life, which include not only hard work and physical exercise, but also rest, healing, celebration, community, remembrance and gratitude.

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,,


Courses presented by other organizations are listed as a courtesy for those members who may be interested.  Inclusion of a course is not and does not imply AHVMA referral, endorsement, or recommendation.