Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

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

New Orleans, LA

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.

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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. Larry McCaskill received his DVM from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in May 1981. He opened McCaskill Veterinary Hospital in August of 1981, a mixed animal practice in New Roads, LA. Prior to attending Veterinary School Dr. McCaskill was a USAF Fighter Pilot. During veterinary school, he joined the USAF Reserves where he continued to fly. In 1991, he became a pilot for United Airlines while still practicing veterinary medicine. Dr. McCaskill maintained dual careers as a veterinarian and pilot for 29 years. After retiring from United Airlines in 2007, Dr. McCaskill attended Chi University where he went on to become a Certified TCVM Practitioner (CTCVMP), having earned certifications in Acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui-na, and Food Therapy. He opened the first Veterinary Acupuncture Practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2009. He was also instrumental in helping start the development of the Veterinary Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine program at the LSU SVM.

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