The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Foundation is dedicated to supporting research in holistic veterinary medicine. Holistic medicine often has answers to chronic disease that use methods with few to no side effects. It may have an answer that is non-existent in conventional medicine. But this type of research is always under-funded and overlooked. The AHVMA Foundation is the best way to bring these modalities into the consciousness of mainstream medical thinking and practice.
12 veterinary schools have published research in Complementary and Integrative (holistic) Veterinary Medicine. AHVMF has funded research in most of those schools. The list of veterinary colleges that have participated includes:
The AHVMA has always supported veterinary students who are interested in holistic medicine. They have done this through funding SAHVMA delegates and by both general scholarships and specific scholarship funds. Recipients of these scholarships are awarded money to use towards their education, and the best of the entries get an expense-paid trip to the annual AHVMA meeting.
The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF or Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization interested in advancing research, scholarship and educational development in complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM). As appropriate research accumulates many of these areas of study become known as integrative veterinary medicine. To
Surveys show that incoming veterinary students are interested in finding professional school programs that contain currricula involving CAVM and integrative veterinary therapies. The public favors such programs as was recently demonstrated in our ten day campaign that netted over $480,000 in contributions dedicated to this purpose. A current paper by Memon and Sprunger (Memon, Sprunger 2011) showed that the deans of veterinary schools in the United States favored including such courses but wanted them to be evidence-based and needed assistance with funding and research to develop the programs.