Meet Dr. Barbara Royal, President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation

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March 18, 2015 | 11,669 views

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  • Veterinary medicine is beginning to include more holistic and integrative options, and that’s exciting news! Having access to these additional tools literally saves lives and improves the quality of life for animals suffering from chronic disease and other hard-to-treat conditions
  • Dr. Barbara Royal is past president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and current president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, a different and separate nonprofit organization whose purpose is to actively fund humane research into integrative veterinary care
Welcome to American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation fundraising week!

This week, instead of our own articles, we're featuring messages and videos from the AHVM Foundation to help you, our readers, learn about all the wonderful work the Foundation is able to do thanks to your generosity and the donation match from Mercola.com.

By the AHVM Foundation

People are excited about veterinary medicine beginning to include more holistic and integrative options. Having access to such tools literally saves lives and improves quality of life for those animals suffering with chronic diseases such as allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and cancer.

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) is a national professional organization interested in exploring complementary, alternative, and integrative veterinary medicine. The Association holds an annual conference for veterinarians each year. Dr. Barbara Royal is the past president of AHVMA. In this video she shares her dreams, activities and hopes for holistic medicine.

Dr. Royal Is Currently Acting President of the AHVMF

In 2015, Dr. Royal became acting president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF), a different and separate nonprofit organization that rose out of the AHVMA with the purpose of actively funding humane research into integrative veterinary care. The discoveries of this research empower veterinary and human professional education in such a way as to advance our understanding and use of these remarkable tools.

The AHVMF is a group with broad public support. It is the only nonprofit group whose sole purpose is to expand holistic veterinary investigation, education, and scholarship. What they discover can transform both human and veterinary medical care.

Dr. Becker is a major supporter and hopes people will share her enthusiasm.

AHVMF is privately funded by donation. Their important work depends on large and small contributions from interested, caring people like our readers. Please consider donating at AHVMF.org.

How You Can Make a Difference

Pets bless us with their companionship and unconditional love. That’s why Mercola Healthy Pets has partnered with the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF) to raise money for integrative education and research efforts. We were able to raise over $1 million in the last three years. Now through March 22, 2015, a portion of all sales at Healthy Pets will be donated to AHVMF. So, while you shop this week, know that each purchase will contribute to this very worthwhile cause.

Over 150 million people have pets. If just a small percentage of them donated there would be enough money raised for a trust fund that would generate the money we need for education and research. Veterinarians would come out of veterinary school with new treatments in their veterinary toolbox. Your dog will thank you for it and so will your cat, though it won’t be so obvious!

So please take a moment right now to be one in a million and make a donation to the AHVM Foundation. Come and check out our AHVMF.Org, read inspiring stories, see animal teachers, cute dog pictures, and make a donation today.