Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Overview veterinary integrative medicine, its clinical applications, and treatment principles

Nashville, TN
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Intro Seminar Overview

Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine is an introductory seminar which covers the Fundamental Principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and the two major branches of TCVM: Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. These seminars take place throughout the year in multiple locations. This seminar is presented for Small Animal and Equine practitioners, with two track options for a total of up to 14 RACE-approved CE hours.



These seminars are not only valuable for veterinarians new to integrative veterinary medicine modalities, but can be a refresher course for those who may have studied it years ago. With these seminars participants will be able to:

  • Learn clinical tips and applications for veterinary acupuncture.
  • Evaluate the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) including Yin-Yang and Five Elements.
  • Understand how to use Veterinary Acupuncture for pain management

Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

up to 14 RACE approved CE hours

No semesters currently available


Dr. McKee grew up in a small rural town south of Nashville, Tennessee (TN). After graduating from high school, he attended college at David Lipscomb University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Psychology. He developed an interest in veterinary medicine while working on a horse and cattle ranch in Colorado during summer breaks and after college graduation. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and has worked in both mixed and small animal practices. Dr. McKee began his studies at Chi in 2015 and has earned certifications in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tui-na, Food Therapy, and End of Life and Palliative Care meeting the requirements as a Certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Practitioner. He is also a 2018 graduate of the Master of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at Chi. He earned additional certification in Small Animal Veterinary Medical Manipulation in 2020 at the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute. Dr. McKee is a co-owner of Berry Farms Animal Hospital in Franklin, TN where his primary focus is in general practice and integrative medicine. Outside of work, Dr. McKee enjoys spending time with family and is an avid runner, triathlete, and Tough Mudder participant.

Dr. Allison Faber Marshall graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and moved to Virginia into general equine practice. She opened Full Circle Veterinary Services, PC in 2005 after becoming a Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (CVSMT) through Healing Oasis Wellness Center and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) through Chi University where she also trained in veterinary herbal medicine, food therapy, and tui-na, culminating in completion of a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Marshall served on the AAEP ethics committee from 2010-2013. She has been an instructor at Chi since 2010. Her busy practice is limited to equine alternative therapies in Virginia and Maryland, and she enjoys a large variety of sport horses and beloved friend as patients. She has 3 grown children, and is an avid surfer, knitter, yarn spinner, gardener, and works to keep her many interests and profession in balance.

Enrollment options

No semesters currently available