Diploma of Herbal Medicine for Animals

Herbal Medicine for Animals provides the student with information to build professional credibility for herbal medicine as it should be applied in clinical practice. Understand and gain herbal medicine knowledge in order to comprehend the safety and efficiency of herbal medicine. Learn the identification, actions, constituents, indications, contraindications and combinations of Herbal Medicine in detail. It is important for our students to have a sound understanding of the active chemistry associated with plant medicine and the Pharmacokinetics associated that may influence the actives both negatively and positively.

This course can be studied as the singular Diploma of Companion Pets Herbal Medicine, which can then upgrade to the Diploma of Herbal Medicine for Animals, if the student wishes to include more animals into their repertoire as a Herbalist.

Subjects Include;

13 online units of Anatomy and Physiology

• The history of herbal medicine
• Why herbs cure
• Signature of plants
• Physiomedical philosophy
• Basics of physiology
• Pharmacology and pharmacognosy
• Therapeutic actions of herbs
• Nutritional aspects of herbs
• Materia medica
• Herbarium
• Herbal preparation, manufacturing and dispensing of products
• Common terminology
• Regulations
• Why make your own herbal medicine
• Active constituents
• Extraction of active constituents
• Selecting the extraction process
• Solvents – types, selection, advantages and disadvantages
• The herb supply
• Wild crafting
• Growing, harvesting and drying
• Manufacturing guidelines
• Preparations in common use in clinical practice
• Internal preparations: infusions, decoctions, tincture
• External preparations: ointment, creams, poultice, salves
• Other preparations: inhalations, shampoo, soap
• Clinical hours – Herbal case history reports
• Business plan
• Research thesis

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Course Information


POA - please contact the college to discuss your study options

Payment Plan:

30% deposit, add a one-off 10% admin/merchant services payment plan fee and pay the balance over 14 months

Course Dates:

Next enrolment intake 1st of October 2020

Course Duration:

Course is scheduled to be completed within 24 months of starting the Herbal Subjects

Delivery Mode:

Distance education


The Diploma of Companion Pets Nutrition course must be studied prior to enrolment or applicable qualification in Canine and Feline Nutrition is required.


All assessments can be submitted by email and our online learning portal.

Course Materials:

All course notes and text books are included in the price.


Graduates are eligible to join the Small Animal and Equine Naturopathic Association or the International Institute of Complimentary Therapies as a full member

Booking Options:

Contact us directly for a course guide and/or download the Enrolment and Payment Agreement forms.
Email enquiries and forms to mail@nctm.com.au

Dual Study Option:

Upon completion, the option to upgrade into the full Combined Naturopathy Diploma for Equine and Companion Pets is available

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  • Enjoy the best student/teacher ratio in the industry
  • Learn in a nurturing environment where you will receive individual attention and all the support you need to succeed
  • Be confident learning with the college with the highest retention rate of students and 30 years in the industry
  • All your texts and course notes are included in your fees
  • We employ highly qualified and experienced lecturers with innovative teaching techniques
  • You are guaranteed continued support after completing your course