Holistic Veterinary Medicine Club

News and Events

Symposium

Our annual symposium is set for Saturday April 27, 2013! Stay tuned for more details as they come and keep checking the Symposium tab!

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Upcoming Events

Check out upcoming rounds and wetlabs by clicking on the link below or the "Events" tab!

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Center for Equine Health Horse Report

The April issue of UCD CEH's Horse Report discusses integrative medicine!  Acupuncture and chiropractics are featured as they are practiced by our own club faculty advisor, Dr. Sarah le Jeune.  Read the Horse Report here!

Holistic Veterinary Medicine Club

The HVMC is a student chapter of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA). We aim to inform our colleagues in the veterinary school about the different treatment modalities available to them when they begin to practice veterinary medicine. Our mission is to increase awareness to medical modalities that are not considered conventional medicine, and to educate ourselves, the community, veterinarian, and technicians about these modalities so we can make educated decision. To this end, we organize speakers to talk to veterinary students about the modalities they have used to treat their patients. Some of these modalities include acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, herbal medications, homeopathy, ayurveda, etc.

Our curriculum provides little exposure to alternative and complementary medicine, and HVMC is one of the few resources on campus that provide these information.  It is our belief that we all should be educated on alternative/complementary/holistic medicine, so we can better inform our clients and offer them advice on different therapies.  Knowing the truth and myth allows us to better serve our clients and help our patients.