Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Track

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

Thailand
Small Animal
English
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Program Overview

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

This program is comprised of online lectures, as well as hands-on wet labs and lectures on-site Bangkok, Thailand. 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

Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Track

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

Curriculum

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. Todd graduated from the University of Florida with a DVM in 1988. In 1993, Dr. Todd became an apprentice to Dr. Patrick Sullivan, AP, and began studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1996, he became certified by IVAS. His studies continued at Chi. He has lectured and instructed nationally and internationally for IVAS, the North American Veterinary Conference, and Chi. Dr. Todd practices integrative veterinary medicine at the Animal Hospital of Dunedin in the Tampa Bay Area.

Dr. Chrisman received her DVM from Michigan State University in 1968, an MS degree from the Ohio State University in 1974 and became certified in veterinary neurology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1976. Dr. Chrisman is a certified veterinary acupuncturist from Chi. She was a professor and Chief of the Neurology Service at UF for 30 years and integrated acupuncture into her neurology practice as well as a member of the UF Acupuncture Service. She is a Professor Emeritus at UF as well as the former Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and is on the Executive Board of the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Clemmons graduated with his DVM from Washington State University. There, he also was granted a PhD in veterinary science (emphasis in neurophysiology and clinical neurology). Dr. Clemmons then took a faculty position at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine where he practiced neurology and neurosurgery for 35 years before he decided to join the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Dr. Clemmons, a board-certified specialist in Neurology, has published over 100 peer-reviewed original studies, reviews, papers and abstracts and given numerous presentations, both in the US and abroad. At UF, he has had an active research program and is known for his work on platelet physiology and in the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as degenerative myelopathy. He has developed a number of innovative neurosurgical techniques including fixation of atlantoaxial subluxation and Wobbler’s syndrome. Dr. Clemmons taught veterinary and graduate students at the University of Florida for 35 years. Dr. Clemmons became a certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA) at Chi in 2000. He was certified in TCVM Food therapy (CVFT) from Chi in 2009. He integrates Veterinary Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and nutrition into his practice. He is a national and international speaker in the field of neurology and science of veterinary acupuncture.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2020

Schedule & Tuition

Session 1 includes the $100 application fee.

Online Portion:

09/01/20 - 10/31/20

On-site Portion:

09/20/20 - 09/22/20

Location

Location of class
Charoensuk Animal Hospital

167 Soi Ekkamai 5, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea,

Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Jing Pitchayanin Chomsiriwat

jp432@hotmail.com

+66 89 073 2950

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:

11/01/20 - 12/09/20

On-site Portion:

12/10/20 - 12/12/20

Location

Location of class
Charoensuk Animal Hospital

167 Soi Ekkamai 5, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea,

Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Contact for hotel & accommodation recommendations

Dr. Jing Pitchayanin Chomsiriwat

jp432@hotmail.com

+66 89 073 2950

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 $150 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.