2023 Conferences/Seminars





August 3rd - 6th 2023 - EcoTour at Healing Spirits Herb Farm


Our EcoTour adventure at Healing Spirits Herb Farm with owners Andrea and Matthias in the southern tier of NYS was wonderful! We arrived Thursday August 3rd, and over the next several days we learned about Seed to Store as we explored the ins and outs of an herbal farm, took an extensive farm tour, herb walk, and tour of a mushroom house. It was an amazing experience - if you'd like to view a slideshow of our photos, please CLICK HERE.




NYCAVMA Annual Conference - November 15th - 19th 2023


Linda Boggie will be lecturing on the Spirit of Acupuncture for us at Menla Mountain, 375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, NY 12464.




Lecture Topic:

Exploration of the Extraordinary Vessels, an invitation to understanding one's self as well as others.



Lecture Details:

The Extraordinary Vessels are the foundational system of channels according to Chinese medical theory. The formation of this channel system begins in the dividing ovum and as the embryo and subsequent fetus develop, their energetics and pathways are continually laid down assuring the development of an individual.  All other channel systems are birthed by the Extraordinary Vessels, which continue to support the body through an individual's life; its structure and function. They will also play a continual role in supporting the other channels systems of the body, such as the Sinew and Primary channels.


The Qing Qi Ba Mai not only provide the blueprint for an individual's structure, physical strengths and weaknesses; they also support the mental and emotional capabilities to deal with the challenges that time presents as one ages.  Understanding the breadth of support the Vessels provide for an individual's continued development in life gives the practitioner options to see a patient's struggle with challenges, external or internal, and offer other treatment strategies that can be integral to provide healing and stabilization.  They are also an invitation to explore one's own development, response to challenges in life, and allow the practitioner the ability to reflect and grow on their own path in this life.



Lecture Schedule:

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General Schedule:

Wednesday November 15th:

  • Check in after 3 PM
  • Arrival dinner 6 PM


Thursday November 16th:

  • Breakfast: 8-9 AM
  • Lectures
  • Lunch: 12:30-1:30PM
  • Lectures
  • Dinner: 6-7 PM
  • After dinner Annual NY CAVMA membership meeting.


Friday November 17th:

  • Breakfast 8-9 AM
  • Lectures
  • Lunch: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Lectures
  • Dinner: 6-7 PM


Saturday November 18th:

  • Breakfast: 8-9 AM
  • Lectures
  • 12:30-1:30PM
  • Lectures


Sunday November 19th:

  • Breakfast 8-9 AM
  • Lectures
  • Lunch: 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Travel home





NYCAVMA Members, $610.00. Non-Members, $675.00.




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About Linda Boggie, DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA:

Dr. Linda Boggie graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  She became certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1995 and incorporated acupuncture into her existing small animal practice. She completed the Chinese herbal course at the Chi Institute in 2004.  In 2014 she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists.


Since 1998 she has lectured for various acupuncture courses, advanced continuing education seminars, congresses and symposiums in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia, China, Taiwan, Brazil and Europe.  She has organized courses in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the Netherlands.

An active member of the IVAS since 1995, she served as President from 2002-08, served on the Board of Directors for a number of years, and was Chair of the IVAS Examination committee until 2021.  She remains active as the European Exam coordinator.


In 2003 she moved to The Netherlands and has an integrative practice in Deventer with her husband, a veterinarian specialized in dentistry and orthopedics in companion animals.  She enjoys Chinese veterinary medical practice, lecturing on Chinese medicine, acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs in small animals.  Any spare time is enjoyably spent with her husband, their Friesian horses, cat, two dogs, a three-legged goat and a Shetland pony.







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