Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Track

Learn all the tools you need to fully integrate acupuncture into your practice

Indonesia
Small Animal
English
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Course Overview

The Small Animal Acupuncture CE Course is a 130-hour CE course that certifies students in veterinary acupuncture with an emphasis on small animals. It is equivalent to the regular 5 sessions of the Small Animal Acupuncture Certification Track. To enroll in this CE course you must be either a licensed veterinarian or you must have completed at least one year of school at an accredited college of veterinary medicine (CVM) by the start date of the CE course.

This course is taught in English.

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Course Objectives

With a curriculum designed for students new to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), the Small Animal Acupuncture Program provides a comprehensive mix of both theory and practice. Students will learn:

  • TCVM Foundations: Five Elements, Yin-Yang, Eight Principles, Zang-Fu Physiology and Pathology, Meridians and Channels
  • The scientific basis of acupuncture
  • 127 transpositional and 40 classical canine acupuncture points (hands-on, wet-lab demos)
  • How to needle acupuncture points in dogs, cats and birds
  • TCVM diagnostic systems, including tongue and pulse diagnosis
  • How to integrate acupuncture into your practice

Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Track

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

130 CE hours

Curriculum

Introduction to Whole Course and History of Veterinary Acupuncture

1h

What is Acupuncture?

1h

Veterinary Acupuncture: Scientific Basis

2h

Yin-Yang

1h

Eight Principles

1h

Five Elements

2h

Zang-Fu Physiology

2h

Channels and Meridians

2h

General Rules of Acupuncture

4h

Indications for Veterinary Acupuncture

2h

How to Start your Acupuncture Practice: Cookbook

1h

How to Integrate Acupuncture into your Practice

1h

Anatomy for Acupuncturists

1h

Five-shu Transporting Points, Source Points, Back-shu and Front-mu points, Influential Points

2h

Five Elements and Zang-Fu Physiology

2h

Canine Point Lab

16h

Other Special Points

1h

TCVM Diagnosis Intro

1h

How to Treat Bi/Wei Syndromes

1h

How to Treat Osteoarthritis and IVDD

1h

How to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders

2h

How to Treat Respiratory Disorders

2h

Five Treasure: Qi, Blood, Shen, Jing, and Body Fluid Physiology and Pathology

4h

TCVM Diagnosis

4h

Eight Extraordinary Channels

2h

Etiology and Pathology

2h

How to Select Acupoints

1h

How to Make a TCVM Diagnosis (Dry Lab)

2h

Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders

2h

How to Approach Clinical Cases

1h

How to Improve Acupuncture Results

2h

Small Animal Cases: a TCVM Approach

3h

Exotic Animal Acupuncture (Lecture and Demo)

1h

Avian Acupuncture (Lecture and Demo)

1h

Review from Session 1-3

1h

How to Treat Renal Failure

1h

How to Treat Heart Failure

1h

How to Treat Behavioral Problems

1h

Introduction to Herbal Medicine

2h

Introduction to Food Therapy

1h

Acupuncture for the Liver

1h

How to Treat Skin Problems

1h

Acupuncture for Cancer

1h

Feline Acupuncture

2h

Case Studies from Students

1h

Dry Needling and Lab Demo

1h

Introduction to Electro-acupuncture

1h

Electro-acupuncture Demo

1h

Aqua-, Hemo-, and Pneumo-acupuncture

2h

Moxibustion

1h

Acupuncture Demo

2h

Case Demo

2h

Zang-fu Physiology

5h

Canine Acupuncture Point Identification

10h

Virtual Internship

15h

Overview of Sessions 1-4

2h

How to Treat Diabetes and Cushing's Disease

1h

How to Treat Thyroid Disorders

1h

How to Sell TCVM

1h

Final TCVM Overview

1h

Intro to Food Therapy

1h

Intro to Tui-na

1h

Canine Point Lab

12h

Students of the Veterinary Acupuncture program are eligible for the Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist certification endorsed by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (WATCVM). The CVA certification requirements are as follows:

  • Complete all sessions of the program

  • Pass three online quizzes with scores above 75%

  • Pass the final written exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%

  • Pass the clinical acupoints exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%

  • Submit one veterinary acupuncture case report to be approved

  • Complete 30 hours of advanced TCVM program training or internship with a certified veterinary acupuncturist. See the details here: https://media.graphcms.com/QoVlodmNRUq64yp9a3Uw

Please note that Chi cannot issue any certification to veterinary students until their DVM or equivalent has been obtained.

Instructors

Dr. Huisheng Xie (pronounced “Shay”) founded Chi in 1998 to train veterinarians in Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, and Tui-na. Before coming to America, Dr. Xie received his BSVM (equivalent to DVM) from the Sichuan College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He then received a Master of Science in Veterinary Acupuncture from Beijing Agricultural University in 1988 where he also served as an associate professor. In 1994 he moved to America to pursue his doctoral studies, and in 1999 he received his PhD from the University of Florida for his investigation of the mechanisms of pain control in horses using acupuncture. He has lectured around the world and has authored more than 20 books. Currently, Dr. Xie continues to teach and develop educational courses and programs at the Chi in Reddick, Florida. He also serves as a clinical professor at UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In total, Dr. Xie has trained over 10,000 veterinarians to practice TCVM.

Dr. Ma is a professor at the College of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Hebei, China. Dr. Ma graduated from the College of TCVM, University of Hebei, China in 1987. From there she became a teaching assistant at her hometown University. She received her Master's degree of TCVM in 2005 and got her PhD from the College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University in 2008. She has authored 4 TCVM textbooks and published over 50 papers. She was a visiting professor at Cornell University, the University of Florida, and Chi from 2011 to 2012

Dr. Tatang Cahyono specializes in TCVM and works in the largest small animal clinic in Jakarta. Dr. Cahyono received his DVM in 2003 from Airlangga University in Indonesia. During his early professional career, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Later, he became certified and worked as a human acupuncturist. At the time, neurological disorders in animals did not respond well with the Western medicine. After Dr. Cahyono started incorporating TCVM, numerous animal patients had successful outcomes. On 2012, he went to Chi to study Small Animal Acupuncture, Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, and Veterinary Tui-na. Dr.Cahyono is the Indonesian Board Director of WATCVM and an International Director of Chi.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2021 - 2022

Schedule & Tuition

Session 1 includes the $100 application fee.

Location

Location of class
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Udayana University,

Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Tatang Cahyono

tatangcahyono_dvm@yahoo.com

Day 1

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lecture

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Dinner

Day 2

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lecture

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 3

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lecture

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 4

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bali Tour

Online Portion:

10/01/21 - 12/31/21

On-site Portion:

12/13/21 - 12/15/21

Location

Location of class
Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine

Bogor Agricultural University

West Java, Indonesia

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Tatang Cahyono

tatangcahyono_dvm@yahoo.com

Day 1

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 2

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 3

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Online Portion:

01/01/22 - 02/10/22

On-site Portion:

02/08/22 - 02/10/22

Location

Location of class
Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine

Gajah Mada University

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Tatang Cahyono

tatangcahyono_dvm@yahoo.com

Day 1

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

Day 2

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Sign-in

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Acupuncture Point Lab

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Acupuncture Point Exam

Day 3

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Sign-in

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Final Written Exam

Payment Information

A $200 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 60 days before the course start date.

Add-ons

CVA Certification

$350

Frequently Asked Questions

You must start at session one and continue along in order. If you have mitigating circumstances, you will have to defer all following sessions until the next semester.