Resources For Practitioners


For those interested in continuing education, we've created this page to list upcoming events you may enjoy participating in.

United Plant Savers/Equinox Botanicals 2017 EcoTour




Friday May 12th -Sunday May 14th, 2017


Led by Paul Strauss, featuring Chip Carroll


CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE to register for this event.



"Holistic medicine can be a great adjunct to traditional veterinary medicine, especially for cases involving chronic pain or chronic illnesses that aren't responding well to traditional treatments."


-Dr. Brooke Groskopf


Best Friends Animal Society Veterinarian




Purple Moon Herbs & Studies


Philosophy of  Western Medical Herbalism Introductory Course


April 28-30, 2017 Sanderling Resort, Duck, Outer Banks, North Carolina


Presented by Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Kris August


CLICK HERE for more information.

International Herb Symposium 2017


June 9th - 11th 2017, Wheaton College in Norton, MA


Veterinarian Tract Teachers and Topics:


Ihor Basko, DVM, CVA

In his first lecture, Dr. Basko will lecture on two plants found in Hawaii, Noni and Java Plum.  His second lecture will discuss feeding fresh food with the wisdom of TCM.  Dr. Basko will also hold an intensive coving many aspects of mushrooms.


Donna Kelleher, DVM

Dr. Kelleher will lecture on Pacific NW Plants and their applications, as well as itchy skin caused by food allergies.


Cynthia Lankenau, DVM

Dr. Lankenau’s talks will be on energetics of Western Herbs focusing on specific animal GI and Respiratory conditions and a lecture on the severe level of illness our animals are facing while discussing a Chinese formula, Wu Mei Wan in treating diseases of a Jue Yin Excess.


Rob Silver, DVM, MS, CVA

Dr Silver will discuss Cannabis sativa L.: Its Impact on Animals and Practical Considerations Formulating Herbal remedies for Pets


CLICK HERE to register.

TCVM Introductory Herbal Course with Mona Boudreaux, Steve Marsden and Nathan Heilman, presented by A Time To Heal


Session I = June 22-25, 2017

Session II = July 27-30, 2017

Session III = Sept. 21-24, 2017


Middleburry, VT


Expand  your  treatment  options  and view your patients through the new lens of  this  holistic  modality. Through  this course, you will gain an understanding of herb categories, properties, actions, and  functions. We  explain  how  herbal formulas  have  been  constructed  over history  to  achieve  the  best  results  for patients. This course is geared to prepare the veterinarian engaged in the rigors of day-to-day practice.  With over 17 years of experience teaching veterinarians, over 97% of our graduates are currently using Chinese herbs and seeing the positive results in practice.  Come learn

this dynamic modality, and provide your clients with the care that, increasingly, more of them are seeking for their animal companions.


Within these four modules, you will learn:

-The relevant history of TCM

-Tongue and pulse diagnosis

-Syndrome differentiation and disease pattern identification

-Commonly used herbs and formulas including sources and dosing guidelines

-On-line data search techniques for the most complete herbal information

-Dietary recommendations to improve patient outcomes


The course will feature:

-Online module, spanning duration of the course, to introduce topics discussed during

on-site lectures

-Case-based learning to help practitioners integrate the info

-Breakout sessions for refining practical skills (interview, diagnostics (T&P), treatment)

This course will greatly enhance your ability to treat:

-Geriatric patients with neuromuscular weakness and pain

-Organ failure (renal, liver, heart, etc.)

-Endocrine problems

-Dermatological conditions

-Behavioral abnormalities

-Neurological disorders


CLICK HERE to learn more.


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