Feline Integrative Veterinary Medicine

This course utilizes the 5 branches of TCVM: acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui-na, food therapy, and lifestyle in the clinical approach to common disease issues in the common house cat.

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Course Overview

The feline species has unique metabolic and energetic attributes, which can make clinical
treatment both challenging and rewarding since they can be very responsive to appropriate treatment. The integration of TCVM principles and treatment with Western medical approaches are discussed, and problem solving for managing various maladies is addressed. Various treatment options are presented for each topic so that the practitioner has a list of potential choices to consider when devising a treatment plan.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the class, students will be able to make a TCVM diagnosis and integrate the various branches of TCVM with Western medicine to:

  • Treat cardiomyopathy, feline asthma and other respiratory diseases
  • Approach behavioral issues such as urine spraying and overgrooming
  • Treat stomatitis, gingivitis and megacolon
  • Approach skin allergies, IBD, cancer and small cell lymphoma
  • Deal with common feline parasitic, bacterial, and viral diseases
  • ManageHepatic Lipidosis, endocrine and various neurological conditions
  • Evaluate and problem-solve renal, urinary, osteoarthritic and other geriatric medical
    issues in the cat

Feline Integrative Veterinary Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

30 CE Hours


Veterinary Acupuncture: Scientific Basis


Acupuncture for Neurological Diseases


Trigger Points and their Clinical Applications of Acupuncture


Clinical Research on Acupuncture


Acupuncture for Renal and UTI


Acupuncture for Pain Management


Acupuncture for Respiratory Diseases


Veterinary Acupuncture: Indications and Contraindication


Acupuncture for Gastrointestinal Diseases


Acupuncture for Liver Disease


Acupuncture for Cardiovascular Diseases


TCVM for Endocrine Disorders


TCVM for Eye Disorders


Acupuncture for Dermatological Diseases


How to Write a Peer-reviewed Scientific Manuscript


Definition of Equine Acupuncture


How to Measure Pain and Lameness in Horses


Lameness and Pain Management - Electro-acupuncture as Stem Cell Therapy


Equine Reproductive, Neurological and Other Disorders



Practical Guide to TCVM (Small Animal Practice)

by Huisheng Xie, Lindsey Wedemeyer, Cheryl L Christman, and Lisa Trevisanello


Dr. Lloret received her DVM from Murcia University in Spain in June 2002. She earned her veterinary acupuncture certification from Chi University-Thailand in 2005. The following year, Dr. Lloret completed the acupuncture internship program at the University of Florida with Dr. Xie. She served as Chief of TCVM Services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University Alfonso X in Madrid, Spain from 2014-2021. Dr. Lloret is the translator and editor-in-chief of the Spanish edition of TCVM: Fundamental Principles by Dr. Xie. She is currently the director of Chi-Europe, Chi-Spain and Chi-Ireland and serves as a primary instructor for Chi CVA courses throughout Europe. Dr. Lloret TCVM specialty in both small animal and horses , offering clinics in Ireland.

Dr. Rene Gandolfi graduated 2nd in his class at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and founded Castro Valley Companion Animal Hospital in 1987. Dr. Gandolfi is a board-certified specialist in Canine and Feline Animal Care, recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He attended Chi in 2014 and became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. Dr. Gandolfi is one of the founders of Fix Our Ferals, an all-volunteer spay and neuter clinic for homeless cats, and served as its Veterinary Director for over 12 years. Before becoming a veterinarian, he taught high school Chemistry, Astronomy, and Algebra.

Dr. Rachel Addleman-Seder graduated from Kansas State University in 1999. She was then accepted into a prestigious veterinary internship at one of the nation’s largest referral practices in Orange County, California. Following her internship year, she practiced veterinary medicine in a clinic with dogs, cats, and small mammals for four years. Dr. Addleman-Seder accepted a position at a feline exclusive veterinary practice in West Los Angeles and worked with one of the original Board Certified Feline Specialists for two years. She completed her studies in acupuncture and herbal medicine in 2008.

Enrollment Options


2023 - 2024

Schedule & Tuition

Integrative Feline Medicine

Payment Information

A $100.00 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 30 days before the start date of each session or course.