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Dr. Joyce Harman
Episode 609th April 2022 • The Integrative Veterinarian • College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
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Dr. Joyce Harman was raised in the Washington, DC area. She started riding horses at a young age and this fueled her interest in veterinary medicine.

She got her veterinary degree as a member of the first class at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After graduation, she held positions studying equine exercise physiology in both England and Ireland. She returned to the United States to work in private equine practice in New Jersey before starting her own practice, Harmany Equine, in Virginia in 1990.

She is certified in Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Advanced Homeopathy. She incorporated these modalities into her equine practice while adding computerized saddle fitting services. She soon limited her practice to holistic therapies and also has written and lectured extensively for over thirty years.

Dr. Harman was involved in the Therapeutic Options Committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners and was part of the Alternative Medicine Task Force for the American Veterinary Medical Association, helping to write guidelines for the practice of Alternative Veterinary Medicine in the United States.

Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Joyce Harman as we discuss her childhood, veterinary education, interest in equine performance science, and the transition into the next phase of her long and distinguished career.