PETITION TO AVMA
CHARTER FELLOW OF THE ACVBM
THE PATH TO FELLOW OF THE ACVBM (FACVBM)
The mission of the College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine is to increase the proficiency and competence of veterinarians in the use of medicinal plants, ultimately leading to diplomate status in the specialty of veterinary botanical medicine. There will be four classes of FACVBM and shall consist of the following: Charter FACVBM, FACVBM, Honorary FACVBM, and Emeritus FACVBM. The benefits and procedures for acquiring each classification are governed by the policies and procedures of the Board of the ACVBM.
Those who do not fit all the criterion of a Fellow of The ACVBM but possess unique skills valued by the ACVBM may apply to become a Special Mentor. CLICK HERE to complete the Special Mentor application form.
Please CLICK HERE for a detailed breakdown of all classes and related requirements to become a FACVBM.
The Curriculum and Study Guides below have been developed to provide veterinarians with a clear path to becoming a Fellow of the ACVBM.
Introduction to Herbal Medicine and Glossary
Nutrition, The Foundation of Health
Chinese Medicine (5 Elements, Yin-Yang Theory, 5 Vital Substances, 12 Organs, etc.)
Diagnostics (how do you know what is wrong is wrong, physical features to support the patterns)
Alchemy of Herbs
CTM materia medica
Ayurveda/Middle Eastern materia medica:
CLICK HERE to view the Ayurveda study guide.
CLICK HERE to view the Middle Eastern study guide.
Native American materia medica
American Botanical Medicine, the history of the Thomsonians, Physio-medicalists and Eclectics
CLICK HERE to view the materia medica of the Americas.
Additional materia medica (European, African, South America etc.)
CLICK HERE to view the European & more study guide.
Triune formulation/Therapeutics classes (i.e., herbal gastroenterology, sleep disorders, etc.)
Over the course of many years, these are the topics many of us have determined provided a solid foundation for mastery of herbal medicine. If you decide any topics are missing, we would love to hear from you! Please complete the form that appears below, or CLICK HERE for an alternate version.
READY TO APPLY TO BECOME A CHARTER FELLOW OF THE ACVBM? CLICK HERE!
Science and Evidence Based Veterinary Botanical Medicine Journal Abstracts by Species: