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Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

Our 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practice featuring Dr. Laurie Dohmen & Guests.

 

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2023-2024 COURSE DATES

September 15-18 2023

October 20-23 2023

November 11-13 2023

March 16-18 2024

April 13-15 2024

 

COURSE LOCATION

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, NC

 

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Testimonials

Feedback From Our Students

 

General:

"The Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship & Retreat course you and Kris taught was phenomenal and life changing. I was blown away by how thorough and generous you are with your knowledge. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to learn so much. You are so full of enthusiasm, generosity, and striving for excellence in what you do. I am so grateful Laurie. Kris’ wisdom, knowledge, peaceful demeanor, and encouragement added so much to the self care part of the course. I think about what both of you taught us every day out here in the trenches.

 

On Our Materia Medica:

"The lectures were great--lots of good information. I like the inclusion of traditional uses and energetics of the herbs--gives insight into subtleties of herbal action."

 

On Our Labs:

"Labs were fun and informative and helped me gain confidence in making herbal products for self and family (which I do a lot now)."

 

On Our Herb Walks:

"Loved them! Seeing, touching, tasting, smelling plants in their natural environment deepened my connection with them and appreciation of them as living entities. "

 

On Our Homeworks:

"These gave me a welcome "excuse" to spend time researching herbs I didn't know much about. I also gained insights into the way information can be misrepresented on the Internet. Sometimes it was confusing and difficult to sort out 'the real story'."

 

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Manual Rehabilitation Techniques: A Hands-on Course

 

Dates:

March 25th - 26th 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

Regular Price: $475.00

$427.50 for students who completed Manual Rehabilitation I

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Approved for 12.5 hours RACE CE per attendee (vet or vet tech).

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

 

Our thanks to ServiceVet and Assisi Animal Health for sponsoring this course!

 

 Drs. Julie Wentzel and Tia Perry

 

 

Please Read

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

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Get in Touch

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

Manual Rehabilitation Techniques:

A Hands-on Course

Drs. Julie Wentzel and Tia Perry

 

Dates:

March 25th - 26th 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

Regular Price: $475.00

$427.50 for students who completed Manual Rehabilitation I

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Approved for 12.5 hours RACE CE per attendee (vet or vet tech).

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

 

Our thanks to ServiceVet and Assisi Animal Health for sponsoring this course!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

Herbalist & Alchemist    ServiceVet    Ayush Herbs    Radford Davis Photography

Please Read

 

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2020 Purple Moon Herbs and Studies.

All Rights Reserved.

 

Purple Moon Herbs & Studies

Providing Herbal Education for Veterinarians since 2013

Welcome to Purple Moon

Blending Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practices

Manual Rehabilitation Techniques:

A Hands-on Course

 

 Drs. Julie Wentzel and Tia Perry

 

Dates:

March 25th - 26th 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

Regular Price: $475.00

$427.50 for students who completed Manual Rehabilitation I

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Approved for 12.5 hours RACE CE per attendee (vet or vet tech).

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

 

Our thanks to ServiceVet and Assisi Animal Health for sponsoring this course!

 

OVERVIEW

This course will introduce and help to advance manual rehabilitation skills and elaborate on how these can increase the options in your pain management toolbox. We will review anatomy, massage, rehabilitation modalities and exercises that can be incorporated into any general practice. The course will utilize both lecture and lab.

 

Lectures include an overview of a variety of rehabilitation modalities that can be reasonably obtained in your practice including laser, PEMF, ultrasound, and TENS. We will have most of these available and work in small groups to learn to utilize them correctly. Hands on modalities such as laser, shockwave, PEMF and basic joint work will also be demonstrated and practiced. We firmly believe that a proper rehabilitation plan must be based on the goals you and your clients set at the start and revise based on clinical progress. We will discuss how to create these and incorporate into a therapeutic plan. Therapeutic exercises will be discussed so that you can learn which to choose for specific muscle groups and then how they work to assist in an exercise plan.

 

To tie everything together, we will go through real cases, have students develop goals and a treatment plan and work on developing an in office and at home exercise plan for common ailments.

 

Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

SPEAKER BIOS

 

 

Dr. Julie Wentzel

Dr. Julie Wentzel grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and Wildlife in 1998. She then received her DVM from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, where she pursued interests in both wildlife medicine and small animal emergency medicine. After graduation, she completed a small animal emergency medicine internship at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Annapolis, Maryland, where she remained on staff for another seven years.

 

After moving to Virginia, she spent several years working at Animal Emergency and Critical Care. She completed her Certified Veterinary Acupuncture courses in 2013, became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2014, and is a 2018 Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat graduate. She spent 6 years working full time in rehabilitation and pain management. Currently she is an associate at Market Street Animal Clinic, and enjoying all aspects of medicine; however, she remains passionate about treating acute and chronic pain through an integrative medicine approach.

 

In her free time, Dr. Wentzel enjoys spending time with her family, as well as gardening, bird watching, volleyball, and running. She lives with her husband and their three children and two cats in Leesburg, Virginia.

 

 

Dr. Tia Perry

Dr. Tia Perry grew up in Winchester, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Studies in 2007. She graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, where she pursued interests in both small animal medicine and infectious disease (completing a concurrent Masters in Public Health at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute).

 

After graduation, she moved to the Washington DC area, and spent 5 years in small animal private practice before opening a mobile-only integrative practice in 2019. Her integrative training includes Western and Chinese herbal therapies, Canine and Equine Rehabilitation Therapy, Canine and Equine Acupuncture, Canine and Equine Food Therapy, Canine and Equine Massage/Tui Na, Canine Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractics), and TCVM Palliative and End of Life Care. She is deeply focused on pain management and helping her patient’s live their lives at the highest level of activity and with the greatest quality of life.

 

When not caring for her patients, Dr. Perry enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and her two crazy dogs.

 

 

LOCATION

Purple Moon’s base of operations is Lowood Educational Center in north Duck in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This site will be a permanent location for Purple Moon’s courses.  The Educational Center has 3 floors: on the top is a breakfast nook with a library of herbal books available for perusal over the weekend.  The second floor is the kitchen classroom.  This is where labs and smaller courses will be held. There will be cameras over the prep table and stove linked to the large screen in the room for better visualization.  The bottom floor is a state-of-the-art open room with large glass doors overlooking some of the gardens.  Lowood also has its own elaborate cultivated gardens and native area with trails and benches.  Vickie Shufer and her company have tirelessly added many native and medicinal plants for educational and beautification purposes.  Additionally, there are 3 bedrooms available for students to rent while attending classes, along with a common kitchen, dining area and living room.

 

 

THE OUTER BANKS

The Outer Banks is a great place for self-healing. As veterinarians, we are very compassionate to others, but less so to ourselves. We believe that the healthier we are as practitioners, the more good we can do for our patients. Come to the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the beach while learning about Western Herbs. Breakfast will be included every morning, including a variety of fresh choices, and a plethora of teas and coffee.

 

The Outer Banks is a chain of barrier islands that consist of a string of sand dunes that serve to protect the mainland of North Carolina from the Atlantic Ocean. They are separated from the mainland by large bodies of water called “sounds.” We will be at the north end of the island in between Duck and Corolla, home of the Corolla Wild Horses. This area of the Outer Banks is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound with easy free access to both. The area is replete with open spaces and natural settings that stir the soul, as wild as the native horses. We will be there in what is called the “shoulder season,” during which the Outer Banks is open and ready for tourist business, with a plethora of delicious and fresh restaurants. There are also a variety of activities available, including wild horse tours, mini golf, surfing and more. However, since it is not fully tourist season, places are quiet and more intimate. No matter what the season, the locals are incredibly welcoming and friendly.

 

There are 2 towns at the north end of the island.  South is the town of Duck. There are many excellent restaurants and shops open in the evenings in Duck. We will have a list for students of recommendations and open hours at the beginning of the conference. North is Corolla (not pronounced like the Toyota, but Cor-al-la). Corolla has a few excellent restaurants also, most notably Mexican and seafood. In Corolla, there are many fun activities, if time allows, it is worth spending an extra day. There is Historic Corolla, with the original lighthouse that can be climbed. “The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the landscape in the Historic Corolla village. Visitors to this Outer Banks attraction can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks. Inside the lighthouse, at the base and on the first two landings, there are museum-quality lighthouse exhibits” (http://corollaguide.com/attractions). Also in the village is the Whalehead Club, “Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound” (http://corollaguide.com/attractions). The grounds in between the lighthouse and the Whalehead are beautiful to walk, with a boat house and a bridge right on the edge of the Sound. Farther north in Corolla, the main road ends and the beach becomes the road. This is the home of the genetically pure Corolla Wild Horses. “Present day Ocracoke and Corolla wild horses carry the distinguishing features of Spanish type horses. One striking similarity to the Arabian ancestry is the number of vertebra (one less than most breeds) which occurs in the Banker Horse Breed. Their even temperament, endurance, size, and the startling beauty which crops up frequently in the Banker Horses all point strongly to their dramatic history…these are the remnants of once numerous herds of Spanish stock which ran free along the sandy islands of our coast. The Spanish Mustang Registry is satisfied that the Banker Horses, in particular the Corolla strain, are as lineally pure to the 16th century Spanish importations as can be found in North America today, and that they compare closely to the selectively bred South American Spanish derivative stock” (http://www.corollawildhorses.com/). There are multiple tour companies that will take you up to see this area (it requires a 4WD vehicle), but please take a tour with Corolla Outback Adventures. They are offering all interested Purple Moon students a discounted rate.

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

Herbalist & Alchemist    ServiceVet    Ayush Herbs    Radford Davis Photography

Please Read

 

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2020 Purple Moon Herbs and Studies.

All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Manual Rehabilitation Techniques: A Hands-on Course

 

 

 

 Drs. Julie Wentzel and Tia Perry

 

Dates:

March 25th - 26th 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center Duck, Outer Banks, NC

 

Pricing:

Regular Price: $475.00

$427.50 for students who completed Manual Rehabilitation I

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through PayPal.

 

Approved for 12.5 hours RACE CE per attendee (vet or vet tech).

 

Tentative schedule available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

 

Our thanks to ServiceVet and Assisi Animal Health for sponsoring this course!

 

 

OVERVIEW

This course will introduce and help to advance manual rehabilitation skills and elaborate on how these can increase the options in your pain management toolbox. We will review anatomy, massage, rehabilitation modalities and exercises that can be incorporated into any general practice. The course will utilize both lecture and lab.

 

Lectures include an overview of a variety of rehabilitation modalities that can be reasonably obtained in your practice including laser, PEMF, ultrasound, and TENS. We will have most of these available and work in small groups to learn to utilize them correctly. Hands on modalities such as laser, shockwave, PEMF and basic joint work will also be demonstrated and practiced. We firmly believe that a proper rehabilitation plan must be based on the goals you and your clients set at the start and revise based on clinical progress. We will discuss how to create these and incorporate into a therapeutic plan. Therapeutic exercises will be discussed so that you can learn which to choose for specific muscle groups and then how they work to assist in an exercise plan.

 

To tie everything together, we will go through real cases, have students develop goals and a treatment plan and work on developing an in office and at home exercise plan for common ailments.

 

Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

 

SPEAKER BIOS

 

Dr. Julie Wentzel

Dr. Julie Wentzel grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and Wildlife in 1998. She then received her DVM from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, where she pursued interests in both wildlife medicine and small animal emergency medicine. After graduation, she completed a small animal emergency medicine internship at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Annapolis, Maryland, where she remained on staff for another seven years.

 

After moving to Virginia, she spent several years working at Animal Emergency and Critical Care. She completed her Certified Veterinary Acupuncture courses in 2013, became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2014, and is a 2018 Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat graduate. She spent 6 years working full time in rehabilitation and pain management. Currently she is an associate at Market Street Animal Clinic, and enjoying all aspects of medicine; however, she remains passionate about treating acute and chronic pain through an integrative medicine approach.

 

In her free time, Dr. Wentzel enjoys spending time with her family, as well as gardening, bird watching, volleyball, and running. She lives with her husband and their three children and two cats in Leesburg, Virginia.

 

 

Dr. Tia Perry

Dr. Tia Perry grew up in Winchester, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Studies in 2007. She graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, where she pursued interests in both small animal medicine and infectious disease (completing a concurrent Masters in Public Health at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute).

 

After graduation, she moved to the Washington DC area, and spent 5 years in small animal private practice before opening a mobile-only integrative practice in 2019. Her integrative training includes Western and Chinese herbal therapies, Canine and Equine Rehabilitation Therapy, Canine and Equine Acupuncture, Canine and Equine Food Therapy, Canine and Equine Massage/Tui Na, Canine Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractics), and TCVM Palliative and End of Life Care. She is deeply focused on pain management and helping her patient’s live their lives at the highest level of activity and with the greatest quality of life.

 

When not caring for her patients, Dr. Perry enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and her two crazy dogs.

 

LOCATION

Purple Moon’s base of operations is Lowood Educational Center in north Duck in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Educational Center has 3 floors: on the top is a breakfast nook with a library of herbal books available for perusal over the weekend.  The second floor is the kitchen classroom.  This is where labs and smaller courses will be held. There will be cameras over the prep table and stove linked to the large screen in the room for better visualization.  The bottom floor is a state-of-the-art open room with large glass doors overlooking some of the gardens.  Lowood also has its own elaborate cultivated gardens and native area with trails and benches.  Vickie Shufer and her company have tirelessly added many native and medicinal plants for educational and beautification purposes.  Additionally, there are 3 bedrooms available for students to rent while attending classes, along with a common kitchen, dining area and living room.

 

 

THE OUTER BANKS

The Outer Banks is a great place for self-healing. As veterinarians, we are very compassionate to others, but less so to ourselves. We believe that the healthier we are as practitioners, the more good we can do for our patients. Come to the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the beach while learning about Western Herbs. Breakfast will be included every morning, including a variety of fresh choices, and a plethora of teas and coffee.

 

The Outer Banks is a chain of barrier islands that consist of a string of sand dunes that serve to protect the mainland of North Carolina from the Atlantic Ocean. They are separated from the mainland by large bodies of water called “sounds.” We will be at the north end of the island in between Duck and Corolla, home of the Corolla Wild Horses. This area of the Outer Banks is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound with easy free access to both. The area is replete with open spaces and natural settings that stir the soul, as wild as the native horses. We will be there in what is called the “shoulder season,” during which the Outer Banks is open and ready for tourist business, with a plethora of delicious and fresh restaurants. There are also a variety of activities available, including wild horse tours, mini golf, surfing and more. However, since it is not fully tourist season, places are quiet and more intimate. No matter what the season, the locals are incredibly welcoming and friendly.

 

There are 2 towns at the north end of the island.  South is the town of Duck. There are many excellent restaurants and shops open in the evenings in Duck. We will have a list for students of recommendations and open hours at the beginning of the conference. North is Corolla (not pronounced like the Toyota, but Cor-al-la). Corolla has a few excellent restaurants also, most notably Mexican and seafood. In Corolla, there are many fun activities, if time allows, it is worth spending an extra day. There is Historic Corolla, with the original lighthouse that can be climbed. “The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the landscape in the Historic Corolla village. Visitors to this Outer Banks attraction can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks. Inside the lighthouse, at the base and on the first two landings, there are museum-quality lighthouse exhibits” (http://corollaguide.com/attractions). Also in the village is the Whalehead Club, “Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound” (http://corollaguide.com/attractions). The grounds in between the lighthouse and the Whalehead are beautiful to walk, with a boat house and a bridge right on the edge of the Sound. Farther north in Corolla, the main road ends and the beach becomes the road. This is the home of the genetically pure Corolla Wild Horses. “Present day Ocracoke and Corolla wild horses carry the distinguishing features of Spanish type horses. One striking similarity to the Arabian ancestry is the number of vertebra (one less than most breeds) which occurs in the Banker Horse Breed. Their even temperament, endurance, size, and the startling beauty which crops up frequently in the Banker Horses all point strongly to their dramatic history…these are the remnants of once numerous herds of Spanish stock which ran free along the sandy islands of our coast. The Spanish Mustang Registry is satisfied that the Banker Horses, in particular the Corolla strain, are as lineally pure to the 16th century Spanish importations as can be found in North America today, and that they compare closely to the selectively bred South American Spanish derivative stock” (http://www.corollawildhorses.com/). There are multiple tour companies that will take you up to see this area (it requires a 4WD vehicle), but please take a tour with Corolla Outback Adventures. They are offering all interested Purple Moon students a discounted rate.

 

 

 

Please Read

 

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2020 Purple Moon Herbs and Studies.

All Rights Reserved.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

Herbalist & Alchemist    ServiceVet    Ayush Herbs    Radford Davis Photography