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

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

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat
September 15-17, 2017
Sanderling Resort, Outer Banks, NC

Join Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August for the Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat, 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 help prepare the veterinarian to become a board-certified Veterinary Herbalist through the ACVBM (as soon as it is passed through the AVMA). CE credits for this course are pending.
For more information, please visit .

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,,