Welcome to the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies! We have created a membership space for the Friends of CIVT group which is open to everyone.
CIVT is committed to making quality natural medicine for animals widely available, by encouraging integration into mainstream animal health. 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:
- becoming a Friends of CIVT member to help us bring about an evolution in animal health care
- talking to veterinarians and other health care professionals about your desire to see this natural medicine practised more widely;
- sharing our vision with others around you, and, keeping yourself informed by regularly visiting the CVIT website.
By being a Friend of CIVT member 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. We will share with you simple things you can do to improve wellness for the animals in your care.
Annual Membership is AUS $44.00. (this includes GST in Australia). This includes access to the American Botanical Council Library (normally $50.00US to join).
On becoming a Friend of CIVT member you will be entitled to:
- Access to the electronic Journal of CIVT (JCIVT)
- Access to our Talk newsletter
- Friends of CIVT certificate suitable for framing
Access to resources and information including:
- Information on supplements and diets for dogs and cats
- Information on integrative therapies
- Library of articles
- 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.
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 this website. 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 the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (JCIVT) 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. JCIVT 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 the College 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.