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Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

Our 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practice featuring Dr. Laurie Dohmen & Guests.

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

2023-2024 COURSE DATES

September 15-18 2023

October 20-23 2023

November 11-13 2023

March 16-18 2024

April 13-15 2024

 

COURSE LOCATION

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, NC

 

CLICK HERE

To learn more about this course & register.

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Testimonials

Feedback From Our Students

 

General:

"The Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship & Retreat course you and Kris taught was phenomenal and life changing. I was blown away by how thorough and generous you are with your knowledge. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to learn so much. You are so full of enthusiasm, generosity, and striving for excellence in what you do. I am so grateful Laurie. Kris’ wisdom, knowledge, peaceful demeanor, and encouragement added so much to the self care part of the course. I think about what both of you taught us every day out here in the trenches.

 

On Our Materia Medica:

"The lectures were great--lots of good information. I like the inclusion of traditional uses and energetics of the herbs--gives insight into subtleties of herbal action."

 

On Our Labs:

"Labs were fun and informative and helped me gain confidence in making herbal products for self and family (which I do a lot now)."

 

On Our Herb Walks:

"Loved them! Seeing, touching, tasting, smelling plants in their natural environment deepened my connection with them and appreciation of them as living entities. "

 

On Our Homeworks:

"These gave me a welcome "excuse" to spend time researching herbs I didn't know much about. I also gained insights into the way information can be misrepresented on the Internet. Sometimes it was confusing and difficult to sort out 'the real story'."

 

Want to read more student testimonials?

CLICK HERE!

PURPLE MOON HERB STUDIES' MISSION

Our mission is to educate veterinarians and allied professionals on the use of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Food Therapy, Hospice care, Ayurveda, and more.  Our training teaches professionals how to blend a variety of wholistic modalities into a western veterinary practice. We combine traditional knowledge about herbal usage with current scientific studies to enhance understanding of herbal actions and safety.  We are well-versed in the use of over 400 herbs, administered by tinctures and extracts (concentrated oral formulas), capsules and tablets, teas, lozenges, ointments and salves, and aromatherapy (inhaled essential oils in baths, candles, etc.). Dr. Laurie Dohmen and her associates provide instruction through our own structured classes, private sessions and at conferences. We provide a more wholistic approach to veterinary medicine and nutrition with our homecooking recipes and alternative treatment modalities for pets. We also provide wholistic self-care training for veterinarians themselves.

 

AHVMA Holistic Educator of the Year Award Winner Laurie Dohmen

 

I love what I do! Teaching fellow veterinarians all the amazing ways herbs, food, and other holistic modalities can help our patients is so satisfying. It is even more rewarding when my students share with me their success stories treating with what they have learned in Purple Moon classes. I know by teaching I am helping so many more patients than I could if I were still in private practice.

 

On September 12th, 2022 I was awarded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association's Council of Elders Holistic Educator of the Year Award. I am so grateful for this honor. To be distinguished by my peers was such a recognition of Purple Moon Herbs and Studies, all our instructors, and myself. I now know that others see the difference we are making in the veterinary field.

 

Want to come be part of our progress? Join us for a class in 2023!

UPCOMING CLASSES

 

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practice

 Dr. Laurie Dohmen and Guests

 

2023-2024 COURSE DATES

September 15-18 2023

October 20-23 2023

November 11-13 2023

March 16-18 2024

April 13-15 2024

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - $3725.00.

$1000.00 deposit option available.

 

Non-refundable after July 14th, 2023.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

RACE Approved for 64. 5 CE credits, 56 IVAS CE credits.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.

 

 

Ayurveda for Animals

 

 

Dr. Laurie Dohmen

 

Dates:

March 10-12 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

Course limited to 10 students

 

Approved for 17.5 RACE CE credits

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This conference is intended to educate the veterinarian in Ayurvedic theory and its implementation into food and herbal therapy.  Many of the herbs used in Ayurveda are also used in Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  There will be introductory talks about Ayurvedic Theory, with explanation of the Elements, Doshas (personality types), Gunas (traits of each personality type), Dhatus (tissues), and the concept of Agni (digestive fire).  This will progress into a more in-depth look at interpreting Ayurvedic Materia Medica, followed by actual Materia Medica for foods and herbs. All lectures include an organoleptic/tactile component.  The last day will be spent as a cooking lab, putting the Materia Medica into practice, with a fun “quiz” at the end!  We will be preparing both foods and herbal remedies, and students will have the opportunity to learn techniques and sample what is prepared.

 

Manual Rehabilitation Techniques: A Hands-on Course

 

 

Drs. Julie Wentzel and Tia Perry

 

Dates:

March 25th - 26th 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

$475.00

$427.50 for students who completed Manual Rehabilitation I

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course will introduce and help to advance manual rehabilitation skills and elaborate on how these can increase the options in your pain management toolbox. We will review anatomy, massage, rehabilitation modalities and exercises that can be incorporated into any general practice. The course will utilize both lecture and lab.

 

Lectures include an overview of a variety of rehabilitation modalities that can be reasonably obtained in your practice including laser, PEMF, ultrasound, and TENS. We will have most of these available and work in small groups to learn to utilize them correctly. Hands on modalities such as laser, shockwave, PEMF and basic joint work will also be demonstrated and practiced. We firmly believe that a proper rehabilitation plan must be based on the goals you and your clients set at the start and revise based on clinical progress. We will discuss how to create these and incorporate into a therapeutic plan. Therapeutic exercises will be discussed so that you can learn which to choose for specific muscle groups and then how they work to assist in an exercise plan.

 

To tie everything together, we will go through real cases, have students develop goals and a treatment plan and work on developing an in office and at home exercise plan for common ailments.

 

Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

Herbalism in Western Veterinary Practice: An Introduction

 

 

Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

March 31-April 2, 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course is an introduction and overview of the use of herbal medicine in western veterinary practices.  We will be discussing the history of herbal use and plant identification on a multi-sensory level.  Lectures include the integrative physical exam; understanding herbal monographs; and herb selection, formulation and administration options for our patients.  Included are hands-on labs and an herb walk during an excursion to a different section of the Outer Banks. This course is designed to be a relaxed precursor to our Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat. Anyone signing up for both courses will receive a 10% discount on VHAR registration. Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

Please Read

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

The Apothecary

Get in Touch

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

A 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into

Western Veterinary Practice

 Dr. Laurie Dohmen and Guests.

 

2023-2024 COURSE DATES

September 15-18 2023

October 20-23 2023

November 11-13 2023

March 16-18 2024

April 13-15 2024

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - $3725.00.

$1000.00 deposit option available.

 

Non-refundable after July 14th, 2023.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

RACE Approved for 64. 5 CE credits, 56 IVAS CE credits.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.

 

 

 

 

Ayurveda for Animals

 

Dr. Laurie Dohmen

 

Dates:

March 10-12 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Course limited to 10 students

 

Approved for 17.5 RACE CE credits

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This conference is intended to educate the veterinarian in Ayurvedic theory and its implementation into food and herbal therapy.  Many of the herbs used in Ayurveda are also used in Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  There will be introductory talks about Ayurvedic Theory, with explanation of the Elements, Doshas (personality types), Gunas (traits of each personality type), Dhatus (tissues), and the concept of Agni (digestive fire).  This will progress into a more in-depth look at interpreting Ayurvedic Materia Medica, followed by actual Materia Medica for foods and herbs. All lectures include an organoleptic/tactile component.  The last day will be spent as a cooking lab, putting the Materia Medica into practice, with a fun “quiz” at the end!  We will be preparing both foods and herbal remedies, and students will have the opportunity to learn techniques and sample what is prepared.

 

 

 

 

Manual Rehabilitation Techniques: A Hands-on Course

 

Drs. Laurie Dohmen & Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

March 25th - 26th 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

$475.00

$427.50 for students who completed Manual Rehabilitation I

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course will introduce and help to advance manual rehabilitation skills and elaborate on how these can increase the options in your pain management toolbox. We will review anatomy, massage, rehabilitation modalities and exercises that can be incorporated into any general practice. The course will utilize both lecture and lab.

 

Lectures include an overview of a variety of rehabilitation modalities that can be reasonably obtained in your practice including laser, PEMF, ultrasound, and TENS. We will have most of these available and work in small groups to learn to utilize them correctly. Hands on modalities such as laser, shockwave, PEMF and basic joint work will also be demonstrated and practiced. We firmly believe that a proper rehabilitation plan must be based on the goals you and your clients set at the start and revise based on clinical progress. We will discuss how to create these and incorporate into a therapeutic plan. Therapeutic exercises will be discussed so that you can learn which to choose for specific muscle groups and then how they work to assist in an exercise plan.

 

To tie everything together, we will go through real cases, have students develop goals and a treatment plan and work on developing an in office and at home exercise plan for common ailments.

 

Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

 

 

Herbalism in Western Veterinary Practice: An Introduction

 

Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

March 31-April 2, 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course is an introduction and overview of the use of herbal medicine in western veterinary practices.  We will be discussing the history of herbal use and plant identification on a multi-sensory level.  Lectures include the integrative physical exam; understanding herbal monographs; and herb selection, formulation and administration options for our patients.  Included are hands-on labs and an herb walk during an excursion to a different section of the Outer Banks. This course is designed to be a relaxed precursor to our Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat. Anyone signing up for both courses will receive a 10% discount on VHAR registration. Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

 

 

AHVMA Holistic Educator of the Year Award

Winner Laurie Dohmen

 

I love what I do! Teaching fellow veterinarians all the amazing ways herbs, food, and other holistic modalities can help our patients is so satisfying. It is even more rewarding when my students share with me their success stories treating with what they have learned in Purple Moon classes. I know by teaching I am helping so many more patients than I could if I were still in private practice.

 

On September 12th, 2022 I was awarded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association's Council of Elders Holistic Educator of the Year Award. I am so grateful for this honor. To be distinguished by my peers was such a recognition of Purple Moon Herbs and Studies, all our instructors, and myself. I now know that others see the difference we are making in the veterinary field.

 

Want to come be part of our progress? Join us for a class in 2023!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPLE MOON HERB STUDIES' MISSION

Our mission is to educate veterinarians and allied professionals on the use of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Food Therapy, Hospice care, Ayurveda, and more.  Our training teaches professionals how to blend a variety of wholistic modalities into a western veterinary practice. We combine traditional knowledge about herbal usage with current scientific studies to enhance understanding of herbal actions and safety.  We are well-versed in the use of over 400 herbs, administered by tinctures and extracts (concentrated oral formulas), capsules and tablets, teas, lozenges, ointments and salves, and aromatherapy (inhaled essential oils in baths, candles, etc.). Dr. Laurie Dohmen and her associates provide instruction through our own structured classes, private sessions and at conferences. We provide a more wholistic approach to veterinary medicine and nutrition with our homecooking recipes and alternative treatment modalities for pets. We also provide wholistic self-care training for veterinarians themselves.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

Herbalist & Alchemist    ServiceVet    Ayush Herbs    Radford Davis Photography

Please Read

 

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2020 Purple Moon Herbs and Studies.

All Rights Reserved.

 

Purple Moon Herbs & Studies

Providing Herbal Education for Veterinarians since 2013

Welcome to Purple Moon

Blending Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practices

UPCOMING CLASSES

 

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

A 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into

Western Veterinary Practice

 Dr. Laurie Dohmen and Guests.

 

2023-2024 COURSE DATES

September 15-18 2023

October 20-23 2023

November 11-13 2023

March 16-18 2024

April 13-15 2024

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - $3725.00.

$1000.00 deposit option available.

 

Non-refundable after July 14th, 2023.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

RACE Approved for 64. 5 CE credits, 56 IVAS CE credits.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.

 

 

 

Ayurveda for Animals

 

Dr. Laurie Dohmen

 

Dates:

March 10-12 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

Course limited to 10 students

 

Approved for 17.5 RACE CE credits

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This conference is intended to educate the veterinarian in Ayurvedic theory and its implementation into food and herbal therapy.  Many of the herbs used in Ayurveda are also used in Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  There will be introductory talks about Ayurvedic Theory, with explanation of the Elements, Doshas (personality types), Gunas (traits of each personality type), Dhatus (tissues), and the concept of Agni (digestive fire).  This will progress into a more in-depth look at interpreting Ayurvedic Materia Medica, followed by actual Materia Medica for foods and herbs. All lectures include an organoleptic/tactile component.  The last day will be spent as a cooking lab, putting the Materia Medica into practice, with a fun “quiz” at the end!  We will be preparing both foods and herbal remedies, and students will have the opportunity to learn techniques and sample what is prepared.

 

 

 

 

Manual Rehabilitation Techniques: A Hands-on Course

 

Dates:

March 25th - 26th 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

$475.00

$427.50 for students who completed Manual Rehabilitation I

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course will introduce and help to advance manual rehabilitation skills and elaborate on how these can increase the options in your pain management toolbox. We will review anatomy, massage, rehabilitation modalities and exercises that can be incorporated into any general practice. The course will utilize both lecture and lab.

 

Lectures include an overview of a variety of rehabilitation modalities that can be reasonably obtained in your practice including laser, PEMF, ultrasound, and TENS. We will have most of these available and work in small groups to learn to utilize them correctly. Hands on modalities such as laser, shockwave, PEMF and basic joint work will also be demonstrated and practiced. We firmly believe that a proper rehabilitation plan must be based on the goals you and your clients set at the start and revise based on clinical progress. We will discuss how to create these and incorporate into a therapeutic plan. Therapeutic exercises will be discussed so that you can learn which to choose for specific muscle groups and then how they work to assist in an exercise plan.

 

To tie everything together, we will go through real cases, have students develop goals and a treatment plan and work on developing an in office and at home exercise plan for common ailments.

 

Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

 

 

Herbalism in Western Veterinary Practice: An Introduction

 

Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

March 31-April 2, 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course is an introduction and overview of the use of herbal medicine in western veterinary practices.  We will be discussing the history of herbal use and plant identification on a multi-sensory level.  Lectures include the integrative physical exam; understanding herbal monographs; and herb selection, formulation and administration options for our patients.  Included are hands-on labs and an herb walk during an excursion to a different section of the Outer Banks. This course is designed to be a relaxed precursor to our Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat. Anyone signing up for both courses will receive a 10% discount on VHAR registration. Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

 

 

 

AHVMA Holistic Educator of the Year Award

Winner Laurie Dohmen

 

I love what I do! Teaching fellow veterinarians all the amazing ways herbs, food, and other holistic modalities can help our patients is so satisfying. It is even more rewarding when my students share with me their success stories treating with what they have learned in Purple Moon classes. I know by teaching I am helping so many more patients than I could if I were still in private practice.

 

On September 12th, 2022 I was awarded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association's Council of Elders Holistic Educator of the Year Award. I am so grateful for this honor. To be distinguished by my peers was such a recognition of Purple Moon Herbs and Studies, all our instructors, and myself. I now know that others see the difference we are making in the veterinary field.

 

Want to come be part of our progress? Join us for a class in 2023!

Info and details coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPLE MOON HERB STUDIES' MISSION

 

Our mission is to educate veterinarians and allied professionals on the use of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Food Therapy, Hospice care, Ayurveda, and more.  Our training teaches professionals how to blend a variety of wholistic modalities into a western veterinary practice. We combine traditional knowledge about herbal usage with current scientific studies to enhance understanding of herbal actions and safety.  We are well-versed in the use of over 400 herbs, administered by tinctures and extracts (concentrated oral formulas), capsules and tablets, teas, lozenges, ointments and salves, and aromatherapy (inhaled essential oils in baths, candles, etc.). Dr. Laurie Dohmen and her associates provide instruction through our own structured classes, private sessions and at conferences. We provide a more wholistic approach to veterinary medicine and nutrition with our homecooking recipes and alternative treatment modalities for pets. We also provide wholistic self-care training for veterinarians themselves.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

Herbalist & Alchemist    ServiceVet    Ayush Herbs    Radford Davis Photography

Please Read

 

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2020 Purple Moon Herbs and Studies.

All Rights Reserved.

 

PMHS'

MISSION

 

Our mission is to educate veterinarians and allied professionals on the use of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Food Therapy, Hospice care, Ayurveda, and more.  Our training teaches professionals how to blend a variety of wholistic modalities into a western veterinary practice. We combine traditional knowledge about herbal usage with current scientific studies to enhance understanding of herbal actions and safety.  We are well-versed in the use of over 400 herbs, administered by tinctures and extracts (concentrated oral formulas), capsules and tablets, teas, lozenges, ointments and salves, and aromatherapy (inhaled essential oils in baths, candles, etc.). Dr. Laurie Dohmen and her associates provide instruction through our own structured classes, private sessions and at conferences. We provide a more wholistic approach to veterinary medicine and nutrition with our homecooking recipes and alternative treatment modalities for pets. We also provide wholistic self-care training for veterinarians themselves.

UPCOMING CLASSES

 

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

A 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practice

 Dr. Laurie Dohmen and Guests

 

  2023-2024 COURSE DATES

September 15-18 2023

October 20-23 2023

November 11-13 2023

March 16-18 2024

April 13-15 2024

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - $3725.00.

$1000.00 deposit option available.

 

Non-refundable after July 14th, 2023.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

RACE Approved for 64. 5 CE credits, 56 IVAS CE credits.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.

 

 

 

Ayurveda for Animals

 

Dr. Laurie Dohmen

 

Dates:

March 10-12 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

Course limited to 10 students

 

Approved for 17.5 RACE CE credits

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This conference is intended to educate the veterinarian in Ayurvedic theory and its implementation into food and herbal therapy.  Many of the herbs used in Ayurveda are also used in Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  There will be introductory talks about Ayurvedic Theory, with explanation of the Elements, Doshas (personality types), Gunas (traits of each personality type), Dhatus (tissues), and the concept of Agni (digestive fire).  This will progress into a more in-depth look at interpreting Ayurvedic Materia Medica, followed by actual Materia Medica for foods and herbs. All lectures include an organoleptic/tactile component.  The last day will be spent as a cooking lab, putting the Materia Medica into practice, with a fun “quiz” at the end!  We will be preparing both foods and herbal remedies, and students will have the opportunity to learn techniques and sample what is prepared.

 

 

 

Manual Rehabilitation Techniques: A Hands-on Course

 

Dates:

March 25th - 26th 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

$475.00

$427.50 for students who completed Manual Rehabilitation I

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

OVERVIEW:

This course will introduce and help to advance manual rehabilitation skills and elaborate on how these can increase the options in your pain management toolbox. We will review anatomy, massage, rehabilitation modalities and exercises that can be incorporated into any general practice. The course will utilize both lecture and lab.

 

Lectures include an overview of a variety of rehabilitation modalities that can be reasonably obtained in your practice including laser, PEMF, ultrasound, and TENS. We will have most of these available and work in small groups to learn to utilize them correctly. Hands on modalities such as laser, shockwave, PEMF and basic joint work will also be demonstrated and practiced. We firmly believe that a proper rehabilitation plan must be based on the goals you and your clients set at the start and revise based on clinical progress. We will discuss how to create these and incorporate into a therapeutic plan. Therapeutic exercises will be discussed so that you can learn which to choose for specific muscle groups and then how they work to assist in an exercise plan.

 

To tie everything together, we will go through real cases, have students develop goals and a treatment plan and work on developing an in office and at home exercise plan for common ailments.

 

Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

 

Herbalism in Western Veterinary Practice: An Introduction

 

Drs. Laurie Dohmen and Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

March 31-April 2, 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

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OVERVIEW:

This course is an introduction and overview of the use of herbal medicine in western veterinary practices.  We will be discussing the history of herbal use and plant identification on a multi-sensory level.  Lectures include the integrative physical exam; understanding herbal monographs; and herb selection, formulation and administration options for our patients.  Included are hands-on labs and an herb walk during an excursion to a different section of the Outer Banks. This course is designed to be a relaxed precursor to our Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat. Anyone signing up for both courses will receive a 10% discount on VHAR registration. Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

 

 

AHVMA Holistic Educator of the Year Award

Winner Laurie Dohmen

 

I love what I do! Teaching fellow veterinarians all the amazing ways herbs, food, and other holistic modalities can help our patients is so satisfying. It is even more rewarding when my students share with me their success stories treating with what they have learned in Purple Moon classes. I know by teaching I am helping so many more patients than I could if I were still in private practice.

 

On September 12th, 2022 I was awarded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association's Council of Elders Holistic Educator of the Year Award. I am so grateful for this honor. To be distinguished by my peers was such a recognition of Purple Moon Herbs and Studies, all our instructors, and myself. I now know that others see the difference we are making in the veterinary field.

 

Want to come be part of our progress? Join us for a class in 2023!

Info and details coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

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