Meetings and Events

AHVMA Events

2018 Healer, Heal Thyself Retreat
April 23-26, 2018
Highlands, NC

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

American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture Annual Meeting
April 13-15, 2018

Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

2018 marks the thirteenth annual meeting of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA). By attending the AAVA Annual Meeting you will have a three day opportunity to earn top quality continuing education credit.

Registration is now open. Please visit for meeting information.

NYCAVMA Annual Spring Conference
May 3-6, 2018

The NYCAVMA is proud to be hosting world renowned herbalist, David Winston, for a four day botanical delight at the incredible Menla Mountain.

Located in the lower Catskill Mountains in NY State.

Herb Walks on this amazing mountain will be interspersed with Lectures on Herbal pain relief, Lyme disease, Adaptogens, Autoimmune disease and Allergies with a Summary and comparison of Organ System Remedies.

David will be lecturing from the afternoon on May 3rd through 1 PM on May 6th.  Starting in the morning of May 3rd, Cindy Lankenau, DVM will cover basic energetics of western herbs for those who need a refresher on Western Botanical Medicine and on how to translate human herbal material into veterinary use.

Registration information at

Advanced Musculoskeletal Exam, Cranial Sacral, Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Acupuncture
May 26-27, 2018

Join IVAS for a Continuing Education opportunity in Fort Collins, Colorado, presented by Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC.

Dr. Laurie McCauley will present two days of fun created in a small group setting that will increase your whole body diagnostic and treatment skills.  With lots of hands on wet labs, combined with one on one teaching techniques, you will learn how to improve your diagnostic and therapy skills.

On Saturday the topics covered will include special tests to differentiate hip pain, sacroiliac pain, and lumbosacral pain.  Learn the typical presentation, clinical signs, and best treatment options for multiple musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.  Sunday will start with cranial sacral techniques, which aid in CSF motion for improved nervous system function, patient comfort, and athletic ability.  Innovative manual spinal and rib manipulations will be taught to gain fluidity in movement for your patients. From there she will talk about diagnosing spinal conditions and reviewing which modalities to use for optimum treatment results. We will end the day with a lecture/lab on acupuncture techniques not taught in certification classes.

This IVAS CE event is RACE approved for 14 hours! For more information on this CE event, brochure, schedule, objectives and registration visit or contact the IVAS office at or call 970-266-0666.

6th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control
July 22-24, 2018

The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs is convening the 6th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control in Boston, MA, July 22-24, 2018.

Join scientists, academics, veterinarians, animal welfare advocates, students and more from all over the globe for an inspiring two+ day conference. Learn, discuss and network with innovators about the most promising advances to transform cat and dog welfare by inventing new ways to prevent unwanted litters and ways to use new and existing tools in the field.

ACC&D is a Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) approved provider.

For more information, click here or email

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.