Purple Moon Herbs and Studies : Seminar Schedule : Educating Veterinarians and Pet-Lovers on Western Herbal Medicine

Seminar Schedule

Educating Veterinarians and Pet-Lovers on Western Herbal Medicine

Seminars, Talks, Classes and Trips

These educational opportunities afford professional collaboration, extraordinary learning and gain more knowledge about western herbal medicine from Dr. Laurie.

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Buckwheat

Buckwheat is not only nourishing to people (buckwheat pancakes), but it is also nourishing to the earth.

St. John's wort

St. John's Wort is not only good for "nervous" conditions, such as depression, but also for nerves themselves, and helps treat disorders from migraines to shingles.

Reishi and Chickweed

Reishi is a mushroom, and like all mushrooms it is nature's vacuum cleaner, cleaning toxins from the earth and from us.

Water Hyssop (Bacopa monnieri)

Water hyssop is a cerebral stimulant, helping clear the mind and increase brain function.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush contributes to the health of our environment by attracting and sustaining butterflies, one of our most important pollinators.

Weeping Willow

While not the most medicinal willow, it is the most beautiful.  Willows are the genus Salix, from which comes salicylic acid, the chemical constituent of aspirin.

Dogbane

Dogbane is the toxic look-alike to milkweed, the only plant that Monarch Butterfly caterpillars feast on their way to becoming butterflies.

Horsetail

Horsetail is one of our best herbs for minerals; it feeds us and our gardens.

Red Clover

Red Clover Flowers are a nutrient rich herb that cleanse the blood and nourish the body. Photo taken by Radford Davis, 2010, RadfordDavis.com

Personalized Training Sessions

Dr. Laurie is pleased to now offer personalized training sessions in Western Herbal Medicine.

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Seminars, Talks and Classes

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September 14-16, 2018

 

October 19-21, 2018

 

November 10-12, 2018

 

March 22-24, 2019

 

April 26-28, 2019


Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

Location:  The Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk, Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks, North Carolina

This Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat is intended to train veterinarians in the use of Western Herbal Medicine. This is a comprehensive course including organ system-based Materia Medica, medicine-making, herb walks, self-care and more. This course is intended to help prepare the veterinarian for the VBMA Certification Exam. Each 3-day weekend will include multiple Materia Medica lectures with organoleptic components, an extensive medicine-making lab, and an herb walk to a different part of the Island, plus additional lectures and activities. There will be homework consisting of writing Materia Medica and formulating herbal products between every session, as well as a presentation of an herb walk in the student’s native area. Self-care is also a large focus of this training. We believe that healthier veterinarians make better practitioners. We will have lectures and extra evening activities focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings will include Qi Gong in the breaks, picnics, shared meals, and a movie night! Breakfast will be included every morning in the classroom. CE credits for this course are pending.

 

American Holistic Veterinary Medical AssociationThis course is being co-sponsored by the AHVMA, an AVMA affiliate organization.  For Module I, 14 hours of CEUs are now available in the following states: AK, CA, IL, IN, KY, NE, NJ, OR, PA, TN, VA, WI, WV, WY, GA, LA, MA, RI, UT, NY. CE credits for ensuing Modules are scheduled to be approved also.  If your state is not on this list, please check with your state board, as most accept AVMA-related credits. 
The entire course has also been awarded 50.5 IVAS CE credits.

Come to the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the beach while learning about Western Herbs.  Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, where the rooms have balconies and ocean views.  It is centrally located with easy access to the whole island chain.  There are wonderful restaurants within walking distance, and plenty to do in the area.  The Hilton Garden Inn has the beach as well as indoor and outdoor pools.  The lobby is warm and inviting, with multiple fish tanks and plenty of seating for relaxation with classmates.  Additionally, if you are traveling with family, the Hilton Garden Inn offers discounted golf and tennis at the Kilmarlic Golf and Racquet Club.


This Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat is intended to train veterinarians in the use of Western Herbal Medicine. This is a comprehensive course including organ system-based Materia Medica, medicine-making, herb walks, self-care and more. This course is intended to help prepare the veterinarian to become a board-certified Veterinary Herbalist through the ACVBM (as soon as it is passed through the AVMA).

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat, a 5-part course in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine ... $2,975.00

Dr. Laurie Dohmen
and
Dr. Kris August
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November 28 - December 2, 2018

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Williamsburg, Virginia

2018 Colonial Veterinary Conference

Western Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy

"In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia during the Grand Illumination"

Dr. Laurie Dohmen Click here to visit the Conference Site

Feb. 21 - 24, 2019

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Columbus, Ohio

2019 Midwest Veterinary Conference

Western Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy

Dr. Laurie Dohmen

Click here to visit the Conference Site

March 29-31, 2019

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Wholistic Pain Management and Rehabilitation

This conference is intended to educate the veterinarian in additional ways to help their patients with chronic musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, as well as other pain-related conditions. It will present an integrative approach to chronic care for these conditions.

Wholistic Pain Management and Rehabilitation Pricing:
Price: $450
Deposit Due: $150
Remainder due by February 1, 2019
Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.
Drs. Kris August and Julie Wentzel Click Here Learn More!

April 7 - 10, 2019

"At the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee, North Carolina"

Cherokee, North Carolina

2019 Mountain Veterinary Conference

Sunday: Drs. Dohmen and Wentzel will be co-hosting an herb walk in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Transportation will be provided to the Oconaluftee Visitors Center, from which we will walk the 1.5 mile Oconaluftee River Trail and discuss the plants along the way.  We will provide medicinal plant identification and uses.  The trail is an easy walk; it is mostly flat through the forest along the Oconaluftee River.  The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is known for its wildflowers (over 1500 species), especially in the early spring when the ephemerals are in bloom.  Also blooming in the spring are the red maples trees and many flowering shrubs.  For more information, go to https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/wildflowers.htm.  This herb walk will encompass the entire afternoon session on Sunday.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a note-taking device, and your camera!

Monday: Dr. Dohmen will be speaking about Western Herbal Medicine and Wholistic Food Therapy

Tuesday: Dr. Wentzel will be speaking about Wholistic Pain Management with an emphasis on Rehabilitation

Dr. Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS and Dr. Julie Wentzel, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVPP Click here to visit the Conference Site

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Drained lakebed with Goldenrod and Asters



Past Seminars, Talks, Classes and Trips

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June 20 - 24, 2018

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

2018 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

Use of Western Medicinal Herbs to Enhance Muscle Function

Muscle Physiology and Herbs: Part I - Physiology

Muscle Physiology and Herbs: Part II – Individual Herbs

Muscle Physiology and Herbs: Part III- Adaptogens

Muscle Physiology and Herbs: Part IV – Herbs with Ursolic Acid

Muscle Physiology and Herbs: Part V – Thyroid’s Impact (Physiology)

Muscle Physiology and Herbs: Part VI – Thyroid’s Impact (Herbs)

Dr. Laurie Dohmen

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October 21-24, 2017

San Diego, California

2017 AHVMA Conference

Bach Flower Essences: Psychological Therapy

"Simple" Herbal Therapy

Adaptogenic Herbs

Dr. Laurie Dohmen Click here to visit the AHVMA Site
August 2 - 6, 2017

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

2017 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

This series of lectures on Ethnomedicine, Organoleptics and Phytopharmacology will cover the roots of both Herbal and Pharmaceutical drugs, from a cultural and chemical perspective. We will explore the origins of herbal medicine in a variety of societies, then learn both in lecture and through tasting how herbs are assessed for use. The lectures will then continue into the chemistry behind the actions and flavors of herbs.

Dr. Laurie Dohmen Click here to visit the Conference Site
Introduction
April 28-30, 2017

5-Module Course
Fall of 2017

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Philosophy of  Western Medical Herbalism


This course is an introduction and overview of the philosophy of Western Veterinary Medical Herbalism.  We will be discussing the history of herbal use and plant identification on a multi-sensory level.  Lectures include herb selection, formulation and administration options for our patients.  Included are hands-on labs and an herb walk as part of an excursion to a different part of the islands.  We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves.  Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night!  Our classroom is upstairs with big windows and views of both the bay and the Currituck Sound.  Breakfast will be included at 8 am every morning in the classroom.
the Sanderling Resort
Come to the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the beach while learning about Western Herbs. Stay at the Sanderling Resort, as part of your self-care.  As their brochure states: “The casually elegant first-class amenities blend seamlessly with the spectacular landscape to foster connection and renewal.”

This Philosophy of Western Medical Herbalism course is intended to be a precursor introduction to a larger 5-module course we will be starting in the fall that will include full organ-system Materia Medica and in-depth labs and plant identification walks.  Anyone who takes this course and continues on with us will receive a discount on the full course, starting September, 2017.

Philosophy of  Western Medical Herbalism 3-Day Intensive


Dr. Laurie Dohmen
and
Dr. Kris August
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August 3 - 7, 2016 

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

August 3rd: Using Food as Medicine, Introduction to Western Herbalism, “Simple” Herbal Extracts
August 4th: A Sampling of Acupuncture, Bach Flower Essences: Psychological Therapy
 DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront (formerly Springmaid Beach Resort)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Dr. Laurie Dohmen Click Here to Visit Their Site
July 12 - 14, 2016

Food Preparation with Herbs

Food preparation and uses of herbs
July 12th - Herb Walk: Harvesting & Cooking
July 13th - Herbal Facials
July 14th - Herbs for Pets
Mequon Nature Preserve (8200 W County Line Road Mequon, Wisconsin)
Dr. Laurie Dohmen Click here to visit Mequon Nature Preserve's Website
June 17 - 19, 2016

CIVT Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine Immersion Workshop

Part II


Mid-summer delight for Veterinary Herbalists! CIVT Veterinary Western Herbal Immersion Workshop: June 17 - 19, Laurel, Maryland. 3 big days exploring herbs for veterinary use with instructors Drs Barbara Fougere and Laurie Dohmen  and special guests Dr Kris August. Offering new and exciting options for the beginner herbalist through to advanced integrative practitioners.
CIVT Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine Immersion Workshop   CIVT Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine Immersion Workshop

CIVT Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine Immersion Workshop
Dr. Barbara Fougere
Dr. Laurie Dohmen
Special guests:
Dr. Kris August
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October 16 - 20, 2015

Herbs for Muscle Physiology

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference 2015
October 16 - 20, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Laurie Dohmen: Western Herbology Click here to visit the AHVMA Site
Wednesday, November 13th 2013 at 8 PM ET

Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association

Practitioner's Panel Teleseminar:  Herbs for the Nervous
Dr. Barbara Fougere
Dr. Ihor Basko
Dr. Laurie Dohmen
Click Here to visit the VBMA Site
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Intro to Western Herbalism

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference 2014
2014 September 13-16
Red Lion Hotel on the River In Portland, Oregon
Dr. Laurie Dohmen: Western Herbology Click here to visit the AHVMA Site
June 18, 2014
Noon - 4 pm

Food Preparation with Herbs

Herb walk with Kristin Gies (Executive Director) and Dr. Dohmen, followed by food preparation and uses of herbs
Mequon Nature Preserve (8200 W County Line Road Mequon, Wisconsin)
Dr. Laurie Dohmen Click here to visit Mequon Nature Preserve's Website
January 27th, 2015
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6:30 - 8:30 pm

Home Cooking for Pets with Dr. Laurie Dohmen

Until the 1940’s, dogs primarily ate table scraps and cats primarily hunted.  Take them back to whole foods with ease.  I will be teaching how to balance your cat’s or dog’s diet and how to cook easily and efficiently for them.  This will be a step by step training in how and what to cook, and you will go home with recipes and the knowledge to use them.

Dr. Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS Location:
Fresh Thymes Cafe in Wilmington, Delaware

Fresh Thymes Cafe Facebook Page
July 7, 2015
1 pm - 4 pm

A Summertime Herb Walk

To learn more about traditional and native herbs, their uses, and how to enhance a variety of dishes, join herbalist Laurie Dohmen at the Mequon Nature Preserve for a delightful experience of identification and exploration. This indoor/outdoor workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held on Tuesday, July 7 at the Preserve’s PieperPower Education Center, 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon. For more information, contact Amy Wagnitz at 262.242.8055 x104 or amyw@mequonnaturepreserve.org
Dr. Laurie Dohmen Click here to visit Mequon Nature Preserve's Website
August 8 to 12, 2015

CIVT Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine Immersion Workshop


Mid-summer delight for Veterinary Herbalists! CIVT Veterinary Western Herbal Immersion Workshop: August 8 to 12, Laurel, Maryland. 5 big days exploring herbs for veterinary use with instructors Drs Barbara Fougere, Susan Wynn and Laurie Dohmen  and special guests Dr Andrew Pengally, Helen Metzen, Mae Wright and James A. “Jim “ Duke. $997 (accommodation and travel extra). Offering new and exciting options for the beginner herbalist through to advanced integrative practitioners. Find out more and book now.
Dr. Barbara Fougere
Dr. Susan Wynn
Dr. Laurie Dohmen
Special guests:
Dr. Andrew Pengally
Helen Metzen
Mae Wright
James A. “Jim “ Duke
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...it is very important to keep in mind that these herbs are drugs: herbal MEDICINE... 

All in all, herbal medicine is wonderful when it is used correctly and safely. 

We need to keep in mind it is medicine...