Complementary Veterinary Medicine Group






The Complementary Veterinary Medicine Group had its inaugural meeting in 2000.

The aim of the CVMG is to provide a forum for information for both the veterinary profession and the general public.

In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in the interest and demand for complementary therapies for companion animals especially. It is essential that the profession acknowledges this and ensures that the owner has the option of finding a veterinarian who is familiar with and preferably trained in a complementary or integrative approach to treating disease problems.

We have run a 3 year veterinary homeopathy course. Twenty two vets took this course which finished in 2008 with examinations for veterinary membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy in the UK. In 2009 we held a basic foundation course in veterinary acupuncture which was very well supported. In the near future we hope to hold courses in Chinese herbal medicine and western herbal medicine.

We have held two successful congresses and have a proactive membership with regular meetings and newsletters.

We should like to encourage the profession to explore the options of treatments for their patients both large and small.

Chairperson Dr Anushka Viljoen

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