Meetings and Events

AHVMA Events

2022 AHVMA Annual Conference & Exhibition

West Palm Beach, FL
September 10-13, 2022

Other Organizations

Spirit of Acupuncture with Linda Boggie

Menla Mountain, Catskills, NY
November 10-14, 2021

NY Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Association presents The Channel of Acupuncture – exploring the road maps of development and sustenance for the individual. When learning TCM we are overwhelmed with the language and concepts of Chinese medical theory and philosophy. It is enough to try and grasp one system of channels – the Primary channels – and understand the effects that acupuncture can have throughout the body through these 12 channels. We may also learn about the Du Mai and the Ren Mai, but the rest….not so much. However, there are five other “channel” systems that were discussed in classical acupuncture texts. We will explore these channels through lectures given by Linda Boggie, DVM, a student of Jeffrey Yuen. Through intellectual discussion and practical applications, we will explore the channel systems which provide the road maps for the development and sustenance of an individual; physical and mental, human and animal. They provide understanding of how an individual may respond to challenges in life, be they internal or external; in other words, the progression of disease and possible pathways to resolve pathology. Understanding the different channel systems is an invitation to explore one’s self, and as we gain a greater understanding of self we develop a greater awareness in using acupuncture as a therapeutic healing modality.

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International Conference on TCVM

Chi Institute, Reddick, Florida
November 18-21, 2021

The International Conference on TCVM (Annual Conference) has been conducted every year since 1999. It provides a great opportunity for veterinarians to learn from the top TCVM experts and meet TCVM practitioners from all over the world. The Annual Conference will span over the course of four days, with two days of lectures and two days of rotating workshops held at Chi’s Main Campus in Reddick, Florida, USA, from November 18-21 (Thursday to Sunday), 2021.

The main theme for this year’s conference lectures is TCVM for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney and Water Element Disorders in dogs, cats, and horses.

The Annual Conference is co-sponsored by the World Association of TCVM (WATCVM).

This year’s Annual Conference will offer the following 4-hour workshops:

  • Canine TCVM Pattern Diagnostics
  • Integrative Approach to Feline Medicine
  • Integrative Approach to Behavioral Problems
  • Integrative Approach to Exotic and Zoo Animals
  • Equine TCVM Scanning and Lameness Diagnostics

An Herbal Adventure

Menla Mountain, Catskills, NY
April 25-29, 2022

NY Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Association presents Matt Wood, RH (AHG) leading an an herbal adventure: 3 1/2 days of herbal instruction.

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Alaskan Eco-tour

August 4-10, 2022
Twin Bear Campground, north of Fairbanks, Alaska

Presented by NY Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Association. Current schedule:

August 4: Arrive at Twin Bears Campground
August 5: A day with Kathleen Hildebrand Meckel
August 6-7: Are Thoresen, DVM – Anthroposophic medicine in relation to translocation of disease
August 8: Alaskan Herbal information with Leslie and Gordon
August 9: Stones in Alaska with Leslie and Gordon
August 10: Pack up and depart for individual adventures

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Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

A 5-part course in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine
Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

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

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.

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.