PETITION TO AVMA
ON THE PATH TO MASTER HERBALIST
ACVBM PETITION TO AVMA AND AVBS
The petition of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (ACVBM) was submitted to the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (AVBS) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in November 2017 for provisional recognition of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine as a Recognized Veterinary Specialty Organization (RVSO).
In March 2018, the ABVS met with Signe Beebe and Nancy Scanlan, representatives of the ACVBM. The ACVBM received positive feedback from the AVBS with recommendations to consider becoming a recognized veterinary specialty (RVS) under the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP). The ACVCP has recently formed an ad hoc committee, and we have initiated communications and liaison. The ACVCP will consider the possibility of the ACVBM as an RVS. If the ACVCP accepts the ACVBM then the petition will be directed at the ACVBM becoming an RVS rather than an recognized veterinary specialty organization (RVSO), that is, an independent stand alone college. At this stage we have identified advantages and synergies with being part of the ACVCP and we look forward to the opportunity to discover more mutual benefits by combining the expertise of the ACVCP with that of the ACVBM. However, if the ACVCP decides against this merger, we will continue to develop the ACVBM and resubmit our petition to the ABVS for recognition as an RVSO.
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
Final Petition, 11/2017
Reply to AVBS 2/2018
Science and Evidence Based Veterinary Botanical Medicine Journal Abstracts by Species:
Some Abstracts may include information pertaining to more than one species.
Science and Evidence Based Veterinary Botanical Medicine Journal Abstracts by Herb:
Some Abstracts may include information pertaining to more than one herb