Friends of CIVT


Welcome to the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies! The 'Friends of CIVT' group is open to pet guardians and pet carers.

CIVT is committed to making quality natural medicine for animals widely available, by encouraging integration of complementary and alternative veterinary medicine into mainstream animal health care. CIVT is involved in training practitioners and educators and raising the profile of evidence based natural medicine.

If you are inspired by our vision and work, you can make a difference by:

  • joining the 'Friends of CIVT' group and finding out more about natural animal health care for your own animals
  • talking to veterinarians and other health care professionals about your desire to see natural veterinary medicine practiced more widely
  • sharing our vision with others around you, and, keeping yourself informed by regularly visiting the CIVT website.

As a 'Friend of CIVT' you can learn more about evidence based natural therapies to improve the health of your animals. We want to empower you to to work with your veterinarian to integrate the best of mainstream medicine with natural health care.

Annual Membership is $44.00USD. This includes access to the American Botanical Council Library (normally $50USD to join).

On becoming a Friend of CIVT you will be entitled to:

  • Access to the electronic Journal - Journal of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
  • Subscription to our newsletters and mail-outsFriend certificate
  • Friends of CIVT certificate suitable for framing
  • 2 new FREE webinars each year (and access to past free webinars)
  • Discounts on selected webinars and courses including $50US discount on the Complete Canine Nutrition EAT to LIVE Dog Health System
  • Access to the American Botanical Council Library - a comprehensive password protected library of information on herbs.

Please note that we do not provide advice or consultations via this membership but we can direct you to reach a qualified veterinarian via our directory.

Membership Fees:

1 Year Membership - $44

2 year Membership - $80

3 year Membership - $99

Apply HERE!

Tell your Vet

There is a growing need for people to be able to access reliable advice and natural medicine options within mainstream veterinary medicine. Of the veterinarians who have studied with us, we often hear that it was a client that asked questions about natural options that triggered them to contact us. If you feel strongly that your veterinarian is open and willing to consider finding out more, we encourage you to give them the CIVT website link. Some veterinarians are happy to refer and you could also suggest they support a veterinary nurse or veterinary technician to undertake training.

Download a free sample of CIVT's journal

The Journal of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (JIVT) is the first international veterinary publication addressing evidence based natural medicine for animals.

This is a modern, clinically relevant and peer reviewed journal, and is issued quarterly. JIVT publishes material on all aspects of integrative veterinary therapies including case reports, research articles, research updates, book reviews, commentary  and  other relevant information. Copies are available to the entire Membership and Friends of CIVT, with limited sample copies available for those interested in finding out more and joining the College.

Download a sample of the Journal of Integrative Veterinary Therapies for free, and read the full case study by Dr Steffi Van Der Laarse on a dog treated for clinical depression with the Chinese herbal formula, Xiao Yao San.



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