Clinical Application to TCVM 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 Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

up to 14 RACE approved CE hours


What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture Points and Meridians?


Five Elements and Clinical Applications


Acupuncture for Pain Management and Osteoarthritis


How can I use Herbals in Small Animal Practice


How to Start Acupuncture Practice


Introduction to Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM)


Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) in Equine Practice


Top 10 Chinese Herbal Medicines for Horses


An Introduction to Equine Acupuncture


Acupuncture Cookbook for Equine Conditions


Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness



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.

Enrollment Options



Schedule & Tuition

Small Animal Intro Class


Location of class

DoubleTree New Orleans Airport

2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd,


LA 70062

Equine Intro Class

Payment Information

Payment is due upon enrollment of the course


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