The Integrative Approach to Veterinary Oncology course is designed for the veterinarians wishing to integrate Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and other integrative medicine for their cancer patients. The course teaches an evidence informed approach to integrative veterinary oncology. This course discusses the use of acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and nutraceuticals and reviews the etiology of cancer from a TCVM perspective. This course is taught by two board certified veterinary oncologists with extensive experience in the combination of TCVM and conventional therapy, and a senior Chi faculty and clinician with a TCVM Master's degree.
The course will also review common cancer and treatment protocols in general as well as include a deeper look into the mechanisms of action of anticancer herbs as well as evidence to support safety and efficacy of an integrative approach. Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
- Combine herbal medicine with conventional cancer treatments
- Integrate nutrition, food therapy and dietary supplements with cancer care
- Understand the TCVM approach to treating tumors, melanoma, and more
The Integrative Approach to Veterinary Oncology course is designed for those wishing to integrate TCVM as they care for cancer patients. After taking this course, the students will be able to:
- Understand etiology and treatment of cancer from a TCVM perspective
- Combine herbal medicine with conventional veterinary cancer treatments in clinical practice
- Integrate nutrition, food therapy and nutraceuticals with cancer care in animals.
Study integrative veterinary oncology with an evidence informed approach
Learn from two board certified veterinary oncologists and a senior TCVM clinician with a Master's degree in TCVM
Receive free case consultation with TCVM experts throughout and after this course
Approved for 22.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval
Expand the arsenal that you have to treat your oncology patients
Integrative Approach to Veterinary Oncology
Taught in English
For veterinarians & veterinary students only
22.5 RACE approved CE hours
TCVM Approach to Cancers in Dogs and Cats: Case Studies
Integrative Oncology Overview
Evidence for Safety of Combining Herbs with Conventional Cancer Treatment
Anticancer Mechanisms of Action in Herbal Therapy
Integrative Nutrition and Food Therapy for Cancer Patients
Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care
Integrative Approach to Lymphoma with Case Studies
Integrative Approach to Hemangiosarcoma Case Studies
Integrative Approach to Osteosarcoma Case Studies
Integrative Approach to Mast Cell Tumor (MCT)
Integrative Approach to Head and Neck: Melanoma, SCC, Thyroid, Nasal
Integrative Approach to Urogenital: Mammary, TCC, Prostate, AGASACA
Integrative Approach to Solid Tumors: STS, Liver Tumors, Lung Cancer, Neuro
Integrative Approach to Tumor In Cats
Canine Cancer Case Study and Demo
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVTP
Dr. Pope earned her DVM at the University of Florida. While in veterinary school, she began her training in holistic therapies at the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, and completed certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, veterinary food therapy and Tui-na prior to graduation. Dr. Pope went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, which was followed by a three-year residency in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She successfully obtained board certification in her specialty of oncology and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2015.
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA
Dr. Hershey received her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1996. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and a 3 year residency in medical oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Oncology in 2001. Dr. Hershey worked for Arizona Veterinary Specialists in Gilbert , AZ for 3 years before opening Integrative Veterinary Oncology in Phoenix, AZ in 2005. Dr. Hershey received certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2006 from the Chi Institute. Dr. Hershey has won numerous awards for her research on inhalation chemotherapy and vaccine sarcomas in cats and has authored and co-authored multiple publications, including several book chapters.
DVM, CVA, MSTCVM, CVCH, CVFT, CVTP
Dr. Michael Bartholomew earned his DVM from the University of Illinois in 2001. Between 2005 and 2009 he earned certifications in Veterinary Acupuncture, Tui-na, Food Therapy and Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Chi Institute. He then went on to earn an Master of Science in TCVM from the Chi Institute in 2016. He is currently an integrative practitioner at The Animal Hospital of Dunedin in beautiful Dunedin, Florida, and incorporates TCVM into his practice on a daily basis. He has treated pets across the United States and from around the world, including locations as far as Turkey, France, England and even Hong Kong. He has been published in several magazines, including Dog Fancy's Natural Dog and Dogs Naturally, and is the co-author of several chapters in Xie's Veterinary Herbology. Dr. Bartholomew also lectures on a regular basis, as he has been a lab assistant at the Chi Institute since 2008 and became a formal MS program faculty member in 2016.
Schedule & Tuition
Open enrollment in 2020
A $100 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.
Payment is due 30 days before the course start date.
A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 30 days before the start of a session.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I get access to the online course?
You will get 4 months of access to this online course. The course can be accessed through our learning portal.