Barbara Fougere, BVMS, MA

Board/Specialty Certification

  • Certified Vet Acupuncturist IVAS
  • Certified Veterinary Botanical Medicine VBMA
  • Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine IVAS
  • Graduate Diploma Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Graduate Diploma Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Graduate Diploma Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine


  • Grad Dip VA, College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies 2013
  • Grad Dip VWHM, College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies 2012
  • Grad Dip VCHM, College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies 2012
  • MHSc (Herb Med), University of New England 2006
  • BHSc (Comp Med), Charles Stuart University 2004
  • Grad Dip Phytotherapy, Australian College of Phytotherapy 2003
  • MODT, University of New England/Southern Cross University 1995
  • Grad Dip Soc Sc, University of New England 1994
  • Grad Dip Business Mgmt, University of New England 1992
  • BHSc BVMS (Hons), Murdoch University 1986

Current Professional Activities

  • Educator on the IVAS Certification program, for the Graduate Diploma post graduate qualifications for the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
  • Practitioner of Integrative Medicine, Sydney, Australia
  • Immediate Past President and Board Member IVAS
  • Pas President and Board Member of VBMA
  • Chair person of the American College of Veterinary Herbal Medicine
  • Board Member, WATCVM

Past Professional Activities

  • I have worked for Quintiles, a clinical research organization
  • I have worked in the pet food industry for Mars as a Nutrition Advisor, Technical Veterinarian, and in External Relations; I have worked for Waltham in the UK as a Training Specialist; and I have worked as a Business Manager.
  • I have worked as a consultant in training and development for Schering Plough, Pitman Moore, Waltham, Mars, Stryker, and Bomac; Developing and delivering training across all areas both technical and skill development.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Community Service Award for the Australian Veterinary Association for re-homing cats and dogs
  • Educator of the Year, AHVMA 2012
  • Practitioner of the Year, AHVMA 2013


  • AVA
  • IVAS
  • VBMA
  • AVAG
  • NHAA

Current Research/Clinical Interests

  • Integrative medicine
  • Education


  • One 2-legged animal, Karl
  • A 43 year old Sulphur crested cockatoo called Zac, who lives in a tree outside my office
  • 8 chickens
  • 4 frizzles
  • 4 cats


  • Orchids
  • Mushrooms
  • Herbs
  • Organic gardening
  • Travel
  • Collecting old veterinary material medicas

Favorite Movie

  • The English Patient

Favorite Quote

  • "As one door closes, another opens."

What I like Most About VIN

  • Collective experience and knowledge shared

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