Our original, 352 page document was submitted in October of 2016 to petition the American Board of veterinary Specialties (AVBS) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for provisional recognition of Veterinary Botanical Medicine as a Registered Veterinary Speciality (RVS) under the auspices of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (ACVBM), a Recognized Veterinary Speciality Organization (RVSO).


Once the public comment period ended, the ABVS Committee on Developing New Specialties (CDNS) sorted through them all (several hundred received!) and convened a phone call with the CDNS during the week of September 11, 2017. We were forwarded the CDNS comments and concerns after this review shortly thereafter so that we could address them in our final petition, which was due in the ABVS office before November 1st, 2017.


Prior to the deadline we submitted our final petition, which included revisions that addressed issues that arose during consideration by the AVBS and AVMA, as well as the public comment period, in conjunction with our response letter.


Below you'll find links to PDF file of our original petition, our response letter, our final petition, and related appendices.


Original Petition, 10/2016


Response Letter


Final Petition, 11/2017


Appendixes Index




Reply to AVBS 2/2018



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