This year’s AHVMA Conference (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) was held from October 2nd-6th at the Gaylord Hotel in Orlando, FL. Both Drs. Roman and Kirton were in attendance. The AHVMA Conference is an opportunity for
like-minded integrative practitioners from all over the world to gather together and attend lectures on many different aspects of integrative medicine. The AHVMA covers many different holistic modalities. The conference includes lectures on Acupuncture, Botanicals, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), Osteopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Essential Oils, Nutrition and many other topics.
Dr. Kirton served on the board of the Student AHVMA for 2 years. She now fills an advisory role as immediate past president. She attended lectures and interacted with current students that hold an interest in learning about holistic modalities and becoming integrative practitioners.
I, Dr. Roman, have been a member of the Council of Elders for many years. I am responsible for mentoring other veterinarians and students. This gives them an opportunity to ask questions and learn about different modalities that are a part of a holistic practice.
Drs. Tina Aiken and Judith Shoemaker (pictured) were my educators on Ozone Therapy. They encouraged me to use Ozone Therapy on my horse in 2003. I was so impressed with his success that I incorporated ozone into my practice. I now teach Ozone Therapy to other practitioners all over the world, including at The American Academy of Ozonotherapy (www.aaot.us), in which I teach alongside Dr. Frank Shallenberger. I now offer the Ozone Course online to practitioners who may not be able to attend my lectures in person. Click here to learn more about my online course.
It was so wonderful to be able to spend time with other like-minded vets that are searching to find the best ways to help their patients.