Kris August

Celebrating the Interconnectedness of Life


I have been grateful to contribute in writing several courses, lectures, book chapters, and articles over the years including self-care, herbal medicine, and animal hospice and palliative care topics:

Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (JAHVMA):
  • Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature (Vol 62 Spring 2021)
  • Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum): Herbal Organ Support as a Gentle Method for Detoxification (Vol 57 Winter 2019)
  • Herbs for Animal End-of-life and Palliative Care (Vol 56 Fall 2019)

Book Chapters:
  • Hospice and Palliative Care for Animals: Principles and Practice. Amir Shanan, DVM, Jessica Pierce, PhD, Tamara Shearer, DVM, Editors. 2017. Updated 2023. - chapters on Integrative Medicine and Benefits and Burdens in HPC
  • Caring for family pets: choosing and keeping our companion animals healthy. Radford Davis, Editor. Praeger, 2011.

Purple Moon Herbs and Studies:
Co-created and taught multiple courses (2017-2023)

  • Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat (9-month herbal certification training with Dr. Laurie Dohmen)
  • Philosophy of Western Herbal Medicine (with Dr. Laurie Dohmen)
  • Wholistic Pain Management and Rehabilitation (with Dr. Julie Wentzel)
  • Ayurveda for Animals (with Dr. Laurie Dohmen)
  • Integrative Hospice and Palliative Medicine Introducing the Circle of Care and Completing the Circle of Care (2-part course with Dr. Krisi Erwin)
  • Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature (9-month online course)

Podcast Interviews

I have been been a podcast guest myself a few times with kind interviewers! Sharing just a bit about my road to holistic medicine, teaching, and self-care.

House Call Vet Café - Dr. Eve Harrison

College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT) - The Integrative Veterinarian - Stories to Inspire - Dr. Neal Sivula
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