Veterinarians (AVMA/ABVS) - Recognize and lnclude Lay Herbalists in New Vet Specialty
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A petition for herbal medicine to be officially recognized as a specialty in veterinary medicine has cleared the first hurdle: recognition by officials at the American Board of Veterinary Specialists. Now, they wait for comments from veterinarians and from the public. If enough people let them know how important this kind of medicine is, then herbal medicine will become recognized as a valid part of veterinary medicine. You have until September 1 to send your comments.
SADLY, WE HERE AT AHFC-CA** (Animal Healthcare Freedom of Choice - CA) know too well that qualified, trained, non-licensed lay herbalists will be FROZEN OUT of the process of creating a new specialty by organized licensed veterinary interests. We know that traditional herbalists will be OUTLAWED by state veterinary boards and FORBIDDEN to work with animals - even when properly trained and qualified in animal herbalism.
Please help us put the ABVS and the AVMA on notice that CONSUMERS of veterinary medical services, strongly support that the knowledge and experience of practicing traditional animal herbalists be respected, included and utilized as practitioners and teachers in the process of growing holistic herbalism for all our animals.
You have until September 1, 2017 to let them know how important this is to you.
You can SlGN and SHARE this petition
You can EMAlL Mr. David Banasiak at DBanasiak@avma.org
or SEND him a letter at 1931 N. Meacham Rd, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL, 60173.
You can call Mr. Banasiak at
Phone: 847.925.8070, ext. 6677
Toll Free: 800.248.2862, ext. 6677
To see the request for public comment click https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Specialties/Documents/ACVBM%20page%20for%20pub%20comments.pdf
To see the whole 363 page petition submitted to the ABVS, click http://www.acvbm.org/Petition/ACVBM%20Petition%20V10%20Oct%202016.pdf
**AHFC-CA is a Facebook group working towards Animal Healthcare Freedom of Choice
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