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Opportunity to support Veterinary Herbal Medicine

Barbara and Tallulah
Opportunity to support Veterinary Herbal Medicine
by Barbara Fougere - Monday, 27 February 2017, 2:58 PM

Some exciting news. Members of the CIVT faculty have been actively involved in the American College Veterinary Herbal Medicine committee and we need your support! We have submitted a petition to have herbal medicine including Western and Chinese recognised as a specialty for Diplomate status with the American Board of Veterinary Specialists. The petition is now up for public comment. Please take the time to write your support in email. You can say you are practicing or studying herbal medicine. Your contribution could make a substantial difference to the future of veterinary medicine. You can also take a moment to check the petition on the website www, Please feel free to post the information below onto facebook or to any groups you belong to.

Barbara Fougere

Here is the information:

The American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) has received a petition for recognition of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (ACVBM) as an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization. As part of the consideration of the petition, the ABVS is soliciting feedback from the veterinary profession and public. You can learn more about the ABVS, and the request for public comment here:

The petition for recognition submitted to the ABVS has been posted on the ACVBM website here: to-avma.html

Comments must be received in writing before Sept 1, 2017 at:  American Board of Veterinary Specialties c/o Mr.David Banasiak, 1931 N. Meacham Rd, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL, 60173 or by email to

Thanks, and see you soon!


Ed Murphey


E.D. Murphey, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Assistant Director, Education and Research Division

American Veterinary Medical Association

1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100

Schaumburg IL 60173


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