Dr Joyce Harman graduated in 1984 from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, then completed her membership exam into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1985. In 1990 she became certified in veterinary acupuncture, and in 1994 certified in veterinary chiropractic. She has completed advanced training in homeopathy, and herbal medicine and is currently working a masters degree in Chinese medicine. She is the author of Pain Free Back and Saddle fit book and Homeopathic First Aid for Horses.
She has published over 60 articles in professional journals, textbooks and lay magazines. She has served on many board of directors, is past president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, current president of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association. She was the chairman of the Alternative Medicine (Therapeutic Options) committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners when that organization created their first set of guidelines. She was a member of the task force on alternative medicine for the American Veterinary Medical Association. In her spare time she rides a Connemara cross and photographs nature.