Is there a special person or pet that you would like to honor? Would you like your veterinarian to know just how special they are to you?
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.
They want to know if this will "fulfill a distinct need in veterinary medicine and provide an essential service to the public." Let them know how much we need this. You have until September 1 to let them know how important this is to you. You can
email Mr. David Banasiak at DBanasiak@avma.org
or send him a letter at 1931 N. Meacham Rd, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL, 60173.
pdf file of the letter to download and/or print
or download a petition, have people sign it, then send to Mr. Banasiak
To see the request for public comment click here.
To see the whole 363 page petition submitted to the ABVS, click here.