Target: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Goal: Commend the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for supporting homeopathic veterinary practices
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently voted no to a resolution “to discourage the use of homeopathy by US veterinarians and identify the approach as unsafe or ineffective.” An overwhelming response of 90% of votes against the resolution made a powerful stand in support of homeopathic veterinary medicine. Support this commendable decision made by the AVMA, acknowledging the benefits of homeopathic medicine for our beloved pets.
The AVMA acknowledged that they already have established guidelines for complementary and alternative therapies, and refused to single out any single homeopathic method for judgment. They did admit that more evidence-based research needs to be done in support of homeopathic methods, however. This can be accomplished beginning with the awareness the AVMA’s recent decision has raised.
Dr. Jeff Feinman, VMD, CVH, owner of HomeVet and past President of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH), said, “I am absolutely thrilled for the wonderful opportunity this gives me and the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) to help educate other veterinarians about the fantastic effectiveness of veterinary homeopathic treatment. The overwhelming support from our AVMA delegate colleagues is already being shared by other conventional veterinarians who want to learn more. The AVH has received requests from state veterinary associations for continuing education programs in vet homeopathy. As education chair of the AVH, I see the outcome of the one year of careful study of this resolution and deliberation by our colleagues as a very good thing.”
The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association was admitted into the AVMA House of Delegates in 2013, and this year the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture was admitted as well, inviting homeopathic representatives into veterinary medicine leadership. Support the AVMA’s decision to give homeopathic veterinary medicine a chance, as our beloved animals deserve the best, safest treatment options available.
Dear AVMA Representatives,
Thank you for voting “no” on the resolution to deem homeopathic veterinary medicine as unsafe or ineffective. Because you took a stand in favor of homeopathic remedies, awareness is being raised about the need for more evidence-based research in support of homeopathic veterinary medicine, a great alternative to traditional medicine for earth-conscious pet owners.
Continue to stand by the possibilities that homeopathic medicine offers to pet owners and their beloved animals. Hold out for more research to be done, and in the meantime continue to involve representatives from homeopathic modalities to be a part of your organization. Thank you for raising awareness about the benefits of homeopathic veterinary medicine.
[Your Name Here]
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