Integrative Medicine | Centre for Veterinary Education

Integrative Medicine

The role of integrative medicine in veterinary practice.

Your clients use them, the internet is awash with them and they just might ask you about it...holistic, alternative, and complementary therapies.

Integrative medicine brings together conventional and evidence informed practice – what is the evidence for acupuncture? For herbal medicine? And how can we integrate these approaches competently and safely? This podcast highlights the evidence basis for reconsidering these 'alternative' therapies and ways to integrate them along mainstream practice.

Learning Objectives

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  1. Know how to find information and evidence supporting integrative medicine.

  2. Appreciate the global changes to the integration of traditional and complementary medicines into mainstream medicine and why it's happening.

  3. Be able to discuss integrative medicine confidently with clients.

Course Delivery

This PodcastPLUS comes with:

  • Access to a pre-recorded video podcast

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutor

  • Access to further reading and/or resources (available one week before the video podcast release)

  • A self-assessed multiple choice quiz to qualify for CPD

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the quiz

Please email us to express your interest in this course


Thursday 9 - Thursday 23 November 2017
Delivered Online


BSc BVMS (Hons) MODT BHSc (CMed) MHSc (Herb Med) Grad Dip VA Grad Dip VCHM Grad Dip VWHM cVA (IVAS) cVBM cVCP cMAVA

Dr Barbara Fougere is a 1986 graduate from Murdoch University Veterinary School in Western Australia. She practices in Sydney Australia, exclusively in veterinary integrative medicine. She has served on the Australian Veterinary Association Policy Council, Therapeutic Advisory Committee, Feline Health Research Fund and has held positions as President of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture, President of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association, House of Delegates IVAS and President for IVAS and is one of the first veterinarians to be certified in Veterinary Botanical Medicine worldwide. She holds a Master’s degree in Herbal Medicine, a bachelor’s degree in Complementary Medicine, a Masters in education and training and Graduate Diplomas in Veterinary Acupuncture, Veterinary Western herbal Medicine and Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine..She is a member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia, Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, AVA, AHVMA, VBMA and IVAS.  She has authored Healthy Dogs a Manual of Natural Therapies (2003), The Pet Lovers Guide to Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs (2006) and co-authored two veterinary texts Veterinary Herbal Medicine (2007) and Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice (2008). She has lectured at a range of conferences around the world including AVA and WSAVA, as well as presenting regularly for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) on a range of integrative veterinary medicine topics. 

Course Fees

Member TypePodcastPlus
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members

Further details

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