Meetings and Events

AHVMA Events

2022 AHVMA Annual Conference & Exhibition

West Palm Beach, FL
September 10-13, 2022

Other Organizations

Skin Issues: Don’t Forget the Shen

July 16, 2022

The World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (WATCVM) will be hosting live via Zoom TCVM Case Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Melissa Haddad MV. CVA. CVTP. CVCH. MS-TCVM. DS on July 16, 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT-6.  This approximately 40-minute presentation will be about – Skin Issues: Don’t Forget the Shen, focusing on small animals. This is a great networking opportunity to meet other TCVM veterinarians from around the world. For more information and to sign up please visit

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

For more information, visit

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.

Classical Homeopathy for Veterinarians

Session 1: May, 2023
Online and Traverse City, MI

North American School of Veterinary Homeopathy (NASVH) provides training for veterinarians in the medical art of classical homeopathy. Classical homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine that uses small doses of natural remedies to return an injured or ill patient to health by initiating a healing response within the body. Homeopathy respects the body’s innate ability to heal itself, and provides the proper stimulation with a homeopathic remedy specific to the patient’s distinctive expression of illness to relieve symptoms and restore health.  

Our unique homeopathy training program is a hybrid course that combines the best of in-person and on-line learning to respect your busy lifestyle. The next course begins in May 2023. The first and fifth sessions are in-person, conveniently located in the middle of the country with a local airport within 3 miles of the training location in beautiful, downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Sessions 2, 3 and 4 are a combination of live on-line training and work-at-your-own-pace learning. 

As our students move through the sessions, the concepts of homeopathic healing begin with acute illness and injuries and progress to the treatment of chronic disease. Homeopathy offers hope for chronic ailments such as allergies, atopic dermatitis, otitis, digestive disorders, renal insufficiency, cancers, vaccinosis and autoimmune conditions. Instead of using strong drugs to suppress the immune system and the symptoms of illness, homeopathic remedies are used to stimulate a healing response in the body to improve and restore health.

In addition to homeopathic training for acute and chronic ailments, students will learn additional measures that can support health, including fresh food nutrition and when to include other modalities to encourage healing. Each faculty instructor will also discuss their business model for integrating homeopathy into their practices. All students of this course will receive a 1-year complementary membership in the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to pursue their Certification in Veterinary Homeopathy (CVH). There are also many opportunities for continuing education in homeopathy, from the annual AHVMA conferences to the advanced meeting in veterinary homeopathy provided by Dr. Pitcairn and his homeopathic colleagues.

For those interested in learning more about our course, please visit our website: You can also join us at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association in West Palm Beach, Florida in September 2022. Dr. Melling will be presenting a full day of cases on homeopathic healing for our veterinary patients, and more information on homeopathy can be found at the AVH table in the exhibit hall. Come study with us, and learn a powerful modality to strengthen your ability to heal your patients.                             

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.