Veterinary Botanical Medicine: What You Need to Know
Learn the science and substance of botanical medicine.
You Need a Scientific Background in Botanical Medicine
Those you care for rely on you to guide them. In all likelihood, many of them are already using one or more herbal supplements.
Too often, healthcare providers rely on “those in the know” to guide consumers. This may involve herbalists, self-proclaimed experts, or even certified herbalists that base their recommendations more on myth than modern medicine.
Find the facts for yourself. Learn how to critically evaluate labels, contents, and claims. Identify plant-based products with enough of a safety record to confidently recommend. Set a higher bar for the profession and how we evaluate and recommend products.
As with acupuncture, laser therapy, and medical massage, CuraCore teaches about botanical medicine principles using factual, evidence-informed methodology. Dr. Robinson encourages providers to exercise critical thinking and separate fact from fiction when considering the use of any integrative therapy. Doing so is especially crucial in the field of herbal medicine due to the potential for harm from biochemically active products.
Students are taught to approach botanical medicine from a scientific, evidence-based perspective to provide the highest quality care to their patients. The goal of this course is to deepen your awareness of the benefits and risks of botanical remedies and how to work with them intelligently and safely. This is not a “how to” course that will encourage you to sell and manage your patients solely on herbs. Until there is more evidence for target species, many challenges remain.
We have both human and veterinary versions of this program. You must have a solid working knowledge of pharmacology, physiology, pathology, chemistry, and the clinical manifestations of health and disease. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
What You’ll Learn:
- Recognize herbs commonly recommended with relative safety and evidence of effectiveness
- Determine how herbs are manufactured, prepared, and stored; and effects of safety, quality, and potency
- Identify mechanisms of action botanical compounds
- Verify indications, contradictions, and potential herb-drug interactions
- Evaluate products based on labels
- Detect differences between herbal medicine and homeopathy
- Identify risks of herbal medicine on different species
- List pros and cons of essential oils
- Describe science, safety, and risks of cannabis
- Avoid pitfalls in Asian herbal products
- Identify differences between rational, modern diagnostic approaches, and primitive methods that lack validation and reproducibility
- Determine where and how to access reliable information about botanical remedies
- Use botanical products for pain, inflammation, anxiety, neurologic support, digestive health, cancer, digestive issues, and immune regulation
- Find herbal toxins/plants sold in stores
Join us for the Dual Track (Small Animal/Exotics and Equine/Farm Animal Tracks) Clinical Intensive October 16-21, 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
For more details, please contact Sharon Sherwood
Join us for the Single Track (Small Animal/Exotics Track or Equine/Farm Animal Track) Clinical Intensive in Fort Collins, Colorado. If you’re a Dual Track MAV student, please visit that event page.
Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians – Dual Track Clinical Intensive
Small Animal & Exotics AND Equine & Farm Animals
Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians April 2018 – Single Track
Small Animal & Exotics OR Equine & Farm Animals
Why learn integrative medicine through CuraCore?
Learn from leading experts and experienced instructors.
No myths, no metaphors.
Only rational, fact-based content.
Our courses are backed by verifiable data and based on evidence-informed research.
DOES IT QUALIFY FOR CE CREDITS?
CuraCore’s botanical medicine course fulfills 109 hours of continuing education (CE) credits.
Please contact your state’s licensing agency or comparable regulatory board (if you practice outside of the United States) to determine if the credits will be accepted as CE credits.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Price for the program is $995. Registration is available online. Refunds will not be given once a course participant begins the program.
Registrants will also receive access to an electronic compilation of articles on botanical compounds written by Dr. Narda Robinson that have been previously published in her monthly integrative medicine column for Veterinary Practice News or other media. There are a total of 17 modules. Each participant must finish the program within the six-month access period to receive a certificate of completion. If six months have elapsed and a student has not completed the program, the student will need to re-enroll for an additional fee.
WHEN WILL THE COURSE START?
Enrollment for CuraCore’s botanical medicine course is open and ongoing. For a complete list of what to expect from this course, please download our Botanical Medicine brochure.
REGISTER NOW FOR VETERINARY BOTANICAL MEDICINE
AM I ELIGIBLE? HOW DO I REGISTER?
This course has the goal of educating all who need to know the facts about botanical medicine. We invite all interested parties to learn through this online program. However, please note that we have directed the level of instruction and course content toward both human and veterinary healthcare providers. A basic knowledge of pharmacology, physiology, pathology, and chemistry, as well as the clinical manifestations of health and disease are considered a prerequisite.
REGISTER NOW FOR VETERINARY BOTANICAL MEDICINE