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.

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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

Curriculum

General Considerations for Feline TCVM: Acupuncture, Tui-na, Chinese Herbal Medicine & Food Therapy

2h

Cat Whispering: Pearls for Maintaining a Calm Feline Patient

1h

Integrative Approach to Feline Cardiomyopathy

1h

Integrative Approach to Feline Asthma & Other Respiratory Diseases

2h

How to Approach Behavior (Spraying, Marking, Vocalizing, Overgrooming)

2h

Integrative Approach to Stomatitis & Gingivitis in Cats

1h

Integrative Approach to Megacolon in Cats

1h

How to Approach Skin Allergies in Cats

1h

How to Approach Cancer in Cats

2h

Integrative Approach to IBD & Small Cell Lymphoma in Cats

1h

Integrative Approach to Feline Heartworm, Plague & Bartonella

3h

Integrative Approach to Feline Viral Diseases including FIP, FeLV & FIV

2h

Integrative Approach to Hepatic Lipidosis

1h

How to Treat Endocrine Diseases including DM & Hyperthyroidism in Cats with TCVM

2h

TCVM Approach to Treating Seizures & Other Neurologic Diseases

2h

How to Integrate TCVM for Chronic Renal Failure & Other Renal Disease

2h

Integrative Approach to Feline Lower Urinary Tract Syndrome

1h

TCVM for Geriatric Cats

2h

Feline Hyperesthesia

1h

Feline Arthritis & Pain Management

1h

Textbooks

Practical Guide to TCVM (Small Animal Practice)

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

Instructors

Dr. Lloret received her DVM from Murcia University in Spain in June 2002. In 2005, she earned her veterinary acupuncture certification from Chi and the University of Chiang Mai in Thailand, where she met Dr. Xie. In 2006, she completed the University of Florida Acupuncture Internship program with Dr. Xie. In December 2014, Dr. Lloret became the Chief of TCVM Services of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University Alfonso X in Madrid, Spain. Additionally, she offers TCVM as a complementary treatment to veterinary clinics throughout Madrid. Dr. Lloret is the translator and editor-in-chief of the Spanish edition of TCVM: Fundamental Principles by Dr. Xie. She is the director of Chi Europe in Madrid, Spain, where she is also one of the primary instructors.

Enrollment Options

Semester

2022 - 2023

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.