Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Track

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

Malaysia
Small Animal
English
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Program Overview

The Small Animal Acupuncture program in Malaysia is a great opportunity for students living in Malaysia to pursue their Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) certification.

This program is comprised of online lectures, as well as hands-on wet labs and lectures onsite in Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. The online lectures, labs, tutoring, presentation slides, class handouts and final exam are offered in English.

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Major Topics

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
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Additional Benefits

Once enrolled for the Acupuncture Certification Track at Chi, you will receive:

  • Complimentary canine acupoint chart
  • Complimentary 32-hour Evidence-Based Veterinary Acupuncture Course
  • 1-year complimentary membership with the World Association of TCVM (WATCVM)
  • Free lifetime case consultation by Chi faculty

Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Track

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

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 Do I Start My Acupuncture Practice

1h

Anatomy for Acupuncturists

1h

Canine Point Lab

12h

Tutoring, Real Case Demo, and Question & Answer

4h

Five Elements and Zang-Fu Physiology

2h

Five-Shu Transporting Points

2h

Other Special Points

1h

TCVM Diagnosis Intro

1h

Demo - How to Treat Canine Diseases

2h

How to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders

2h

How to Treat Respiratory Disorders

2h

How to Treat Bi/Wei Syndromes

1h

How to Treat Osteoarthritis and IVDD

1h

Demo - Canine Acupuncture Cases

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

Canine Point Lab

12h

Tutoring, Real Case Demo, and Question & Answer

4h

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

2h

How to Treat Skin Problems

2h

Acupuncture for Cancer

2h

Feline Acupuncture

2h

Case Studies from Students

1h

Avian Acupuncture

2h

Exotic Animal Acupuncture

1h

Canine Point Lab

8h

Tutoring, Real Case Demo, and Question and Answer

4h

Overview of Sessions 1-4

1h

Acupuncture for Endocrine Disorders

2h

Acupuncture for Immune-Mediated Diseases

2h

Clinical Applications of TCVM

2h

Introduction to Tui-na

1h

Liver Physiology and Pathology

1h

Lung Physiology and Pathology

1h

Spleen Physiology and Pathology

1h

Heart Physiology and Pathology

1h

Kidney Physiology and Pathology

1h

TCVM Overview

1h

How to Sell TCVM

1h

Students of the Veterinary Acupuncture program are eligible for the Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist certification endorsed by Chi University 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 acupoint 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

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

See the documents needed for certification here

Instructors

Dr. Xie has 38 years of clinical, teaching, and research experience in veterinary acupuncture and TCVM. He has trained over 10,000 veterinarians to practice TCVM worldwide. Dr. Xie’s education includes advanced training in veterinary medicine, veterinary acupuncture, and human acupuncture. Dr. Xie has authored 20 books and over 100 peer-reviewed papers. His textbooks, including Xie’s Veterinary Herbology, Xie’s Veterinary Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine-Fundamental Principles, have been used for TCVM training programs around the world. Dr. Xie continues to teach and develop educational courses and programs at Chi University, serves as a full clinical professor at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and is an honorary professor at China Agricultural University, South China Agricultural University, and China Southwest University.

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Dr. Chee May Wong graduated with a DVM from University Putra Malaysia in 2003. She has practiced in small animal and emergency medicine for eighteen years and established several of her own private clinics in Kuala Lumpur.

In 2013, Dr. Wong began pursuing an education in TCVM at the Chi. She became:

  • a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) in 2013
  • a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH) in 2017
  • a Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner (CVTP) in 2017
  • a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT) with Dean's List recognition in 2017
  • a Certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Practitioner (CTCVMP) in 2018

She received her Master's of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (MS-TCVM) in 2019.

Dr. Wong serves as the Director of Chi Malaysia and enjoys tutoring and instructing labs. She has published and presented her case and research studies including:

  • “Integrative Medical Approach to Anaplasmosis in a Dog”
  • “TCVM Approach to Acute Pelvic Limb Paralysis in a Dog”
  • "The Effectiveness of Integrating Gui Pi Tang with Conventional Medicines in the Treatment of Thrombocytopenia in Dogs: A Retrospective Study”

Her mission is to save more lives, especially in emergency critical care cases, by using the latest integrative medical approach with Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine treatment regime.

Dr. Chong Ying Choi received his DVM from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Dr. Chong was and R&D Executive of Bayer Malaysia from 1999 – 2002 with a primary focus in the small animal field. In 2002, he left Bayer to establish his own small animal practice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has since been a small animal practitioner and veterinary surgeon.

Dr. Chong’s interests in TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) led him to enroll with Chi in 2014, where he graduated as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). He pursued further education in Chinese herbal medicine and Tui-na and, in 2017, Dr. Chong became Malaysia's first Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner (CVTP). In 2020, Dr Chong presented his case study, "Treatment of Tracheal Collapse using TCVM," during the 22nd Annual International Conference on TCVM in Reddick, Florida. Dr Chong is the lab instructor for Chi Malaysia.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2021

Residency

Schedule & Tuition

Session 1 includes the $100 application fee.

Online Portion:

01/08/2021 - 30/09/2021

On-site Portion:

27/09/2021 - 29/09/2021

Location

Location of class

Everise Veterinary Clinic

No 21, Jalan KP 1/4, Taman Kajang Prima

43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Chee May Wong

malaysia@chiu.edu

+60 16 225 8382

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:

01/10/2021 - 26/12/2021

On-site Portion:

27/12/2021 - 29/12/2021

Location

Location of class

Everise Veterinary Clinic

No 21, Jalan KP 1/4, Taman Kajang Prima

43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Chee May Wong

malaysia@chiu.edu

+60 16 225 8382

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 30 days before the first day of each session.

Add-ons

CVA Certification

$350

Printed Binders

$250

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.