Founded in 2005, we are the professional trade association representing Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Our members are graduates of accredited four-year, in-residence doctoral naturopathic medical programs. While Virginia does not license naturopathic doctors at this time, all of our professional members maintain a license as a Naturopathic Doctor or naturopathic physician in at least one of the twenty-two (22) states, or Washington D.C., that offer licensure.

Our Association is actively advocating for licensure of medically trained naturopathic doctors in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


  • To be a strong presence in Virginia’s healthcare system.
  • To actively promote naturopathic medicine in the Commonwealth.
  • To improve access to safe & comprehensive naturopathic healthcare for Virginia residents.


  • To promote public safety and professional accountability.
  • To ensure universal access to naturopathic treatment options.
  • To support members of the VAANP in their professional development.
  • To improve the well-being of Virginians while providing access to health education.


  • Pursuing licensure and regulation of naturopathic doctors in Virginia.
  • Increase public awareness and support universal access to medically trained Naturopathic Doctors.
  • Provide benefits and professional development opportunities to association members.

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