CVMA National Issues Forum

The CVMA National Issues Forum is an annual event allowing members of the CVMA the opportunity to express their views on a topic of national interest in the veterinary community. Forum discussions have proven invaluable in exploring and formulating positions on issues important to the veterinary profession. All CVMA Convention delegates are eligible to attend this event, hosted annually during the CVMA Convention. 

2017 CVMA National Issues Forum: Alternative Medicine. No Longer Alternative?

Veterinary medicine is rapidly evolving and client treatment expectations mimic those of human family members, including the expectation of the use of complementary or alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM). And, what was once considered unconventional, may now be seen as mainstream. This year’s Forum is aimed at reviewing and seeking direction from members on CVMA’s current position on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2012) using expert speakers with divergent points of view, and an interactive format using live polling technology and question and answer sessions.  

2017 CVMA National Issues Forum Speakers

The featured panel, moderated by Dr. Art Ortenburger, Atlantic Veterinary College, will include:

  • Dr. Jim Berry, small animal practitioner and co-owner of Douglas Animal Hospital
  • Dr. Christine Savidge, small animal internal medicine specialist, Atlantic Veterinary College
  • Dr. Laura Taylor, holistic veterinarian practicing osteopathy and other alternative treatments on horses, cats, and dogs

The 2017 CVMA National Issues Forum will be held on July 13, 2017, from 2:30 – 5 p.m., during the CVMA Convention in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Register for the Forum and Convention here.