I am ecstatic to announce that I recently enrolled in a western veterinary herbal course that is very extensive and will take almost two years to complete with part-time study. The international college that offers it is based out of Australia and they have a few levels of western herbal training of which this course is the most comprehensive. Two well-known veterinary herbalists have designed the course and it covers many ailments in veterinary medicine in great detail. The benefit of this particular herbal course is that it is designed specifically for veterinarians, so the particular physiology and dosages required by the four-legged patients will be emphasized.
As my training proceeds, I will incorporate herbs into treatment protocols where appropriate. For example; boswellia, turmeric, and others are useful for anti-inflammatory action.
My personal goal is to gain a very strong appreciation for western herbs so that I may pass along knowledge to my clients. Some herbs (i.e. rosemary, thyme, catnip) may be easily cultivated in your own garden.
Sustainability and great medicine all at the same time!!!!! Music to my ears!