The 2012 Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy
(This information here is for the current course that is underway, however it is basically the same each year and will describe the course coming up in the spring of 2014.)
Are you looking for an answer to challenging cases?
Would you like to help problems that drugs don’t touch — like stunted growth and inherited disease? Would you like an answer for clients asking for alternatives to suppressive drugs and invasive surgeries? Would you like to understand health and disease at a deeper level? Homeopathy can answer all these needs and more.
Based upon a remarkably sensible and scientific paradigm that addresses patients as a whole, this time-tested therapy offers exciting insights about the underlying dynamics of health and disease. Better yet, it works! You are invited on an exciting journey to learn this ingenious and time-tested medical paradigm in the 5-session ANHC Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy. Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD, considered one of the foremost veterinary homeopaths in the U.S., is the primary instructor. Author of the best-selling Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, he has practiced homeopathy since 1980 and taught it steadily since 1985. At each session, he will be expertly assisted by other highly qualified homeopathic veterinarians offering a broad and exceptional background of experience and knowledge.
What You’ll Learn
Through lecture, discussion, readings and homework exercises you will learn how to: Conduct an in-depth initial interview and exam.
- Choose the reference books, based on experience, that will best guide you in choosing prescriptions.
- Select the best potency and treatment schedules. Obtain, administer and store the medicines.
- Interpret patient responses (palliation, suppression or cure), an eye-opening approach that will help you better understand ALL your cases.
- Decide on follow-up prescriptions.
- Develop case strategies.
We also offer practice tips helpful for homeopathy, such as appropriate ways to keep records, bill for your time, handle emergencies and make efficient use of staff, phones, mentors and the internet. We will also introduce you to computer programs to help streamline your choice of medicines.
When you finish, you can expect to have the skills you need to treat and cure cases, provided you attend all sessions, complete homework and study assignments and begin to work with patients during the course. With growing experience and study, you will work towards the goal of becoming increasingly skillful and efficient, with most follow-up appointments taking 15 minutes or less.
For continued learning, ANHC periodically offers a four-session Advanced Course, in addition to an annual meeting for graduates and an on-line forum and a case consultation service.
The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, a professional organization which accredits this course towards certification, offers students a 1-year free membership, a journal, a mentor program and an annual conference. We also support the class in getting to know each other and staying in touch.
We are happy to answer questions about the program and help you decide if it is right for you. You can email questions to Kathy, the Administrative Assistant. When you contact her by email and wish a phone call, include your number and she will contact you.
Dates & Locations of the 2012 Course
The current course began on April 12th at the Best Western Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas in uptown Sedona, Arizona. All the class sessions are at the same location.
- Session 1 is April 12–15, 2012, Sedona, Arizona.
- Session 2 is June 7-10, 2012, Sedona, Arizona.
- Session 3 is August 23-26, 2012, Sedona, Arizona.
- Session 4 is November 15-18, 2012, Sedona, Arizona.
- Session 5 is January 31-February 3, 2013, Sedona, Arizona.
All classes are 4 days in length, starting on Thursday at 9 am.
The schedule, for all the classes is:
- Thursday, 9 am to 6 PM, mid-day break 12 noon to 2 PM.
- Friday, 9 am to 6 PM, mid-day break 12 noon to 2 PM.
- Saturday, 9 am to 6 PM, mid-day break 12 noon to 2 PM.
- Sunday, 9 am to 1 PM.
Tuition = $4600, or 2 payments of $2325.
If this payment schedule is difficult, contact us for other options.
Cancellation policy: If you register and pay but then have to cancel and do so before February 8, 2012 (the day before the first class starts) you will get a full refund minus $300. If you cannot attend the course and cancel after February 8, there is a charge for the first class and refund of the balance of the payment. If you miss a session during the course there is no refund but missed sessions can be made up in a future course at no further charge.
Continuing Education Credit
A CE certificate issued by ANHC Education Programs is given for 20 hrs classroom time. The state of Arizona gave approval for 20 hours of CE credit for the first session occurring in April. Most states will accept this certificate as determined by past performance, however, some states categorize training in homeopathic medicine in a separate category, “holistic”, and limit the number of hours recognized. Check with your state if this is a concern for you.
Registration For The Course
The current course is underway and it is not possible to join at this point. However, if you are interested in the next course please let us know. See the email link to Kathy Combs in this page above.
Book List—required books (for the veterinary course) and books recommended for the study of homeopathy.