Meetings and Events

AHVMA Events

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

2019 Healer, Heal Thyself Retreat
September 2019, after the conference, details TBA

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

Other Organizations

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat, a 5-part Course in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine

Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August
Purple Moon Herbs and Studies, LLC
Hilton Garden Inn
Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks, NC

September 14-16, 2018
October 19-21, 2018
November 10-12, 2018
March 22-24, 2019
April 26-28, 2019

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 help prepare the veterinarian for the VBMA Certification Exam. Each 3-day weekend will include multiple Materia Medica lectures with organoleptic components, an extensive medicine-making lab, and an herb walk to a different part of the Island, plus additional lectures and activities. There will be homework consisting of writing Materia Medica and formulating herbal products between every session, as well as a presentation of an herb walk in the student’s native area.

Self-care is also a large focus of this training. We believe that healthier veterinarians make better practitioners. We will have lectures and extra evening activities focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings will include Qi Gong in the breaks, picnics, shared meals, and a movie night! Breakfast will be included every morning in the classroom. CE credits for this course are pending.

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The American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA) 2019 Annual 14th Meeting
The Benson Hotel, Portland, OR
April 5-7, 2019

Call for Papers: Clinicians and other professionals are invited to submit abstracts of a presentation for our 2019 meeting. For more information, visit

Rehabilitation & Investigative Methods in Nutrition to Optimize Healing/Repair
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Thornton, CO
April 7, 2019

Featuring Susan Howell, DVM, CVFT, CVA and Ann-Margret Morgan, DVM, CCRT

Sunday, April 7, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
83 East 120th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80233

Register: 800-321-9807

5 CEUs Pending for Veterinarians and Technicians. All staff members welcome.

ACVBM Annual Conference
Wheaton College, MA
June 6, 2019

The 2019 ACVBM Annual Conference  will be held at Wheaton College, MA on June 6, 2019, the day before the International Herb Symposium. Our featured speaker is Jill Stansbury, ND, a licensed naturopathic physician and an accomplished writer/author, speaker, and teacher. Six hours of lecture will include topics such as Longevity Tonics, Problems with Proton Pump Inhibitors, Botanical Influences on Leaky Gut Herbal and Medicines for Pain Management. 

Registration information at

Early Bird Pricing:
ACVBM/VBMA Members = $175.00
Non-Members = $225.00

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.