Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine

Overview veterinary integrative medicine, its clinical applications, and treatment principles

Raleigh, NC
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Intro Seminar Overview

Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine is a 7 hour introductory seminar which covers the Fundamental Principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and the two major branches of TCVM: Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. These seminars take place throughout the year in multiple locations. This seminar is presented for Small Animal practitioners.

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Goals

These seminars are not only valuable for veterinarians new to integrative veterinary medicine modalities, but can be a refresher course for those who may have studied it years ago. With these seminars participants will be able to:

  • Learn clinical tips and applications for veterinary acupuncture.
  • Evaluate the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) including Yin-Yang and Five Elements.
  • Understand how to use Veterinary Acupuncture for pain management

Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

7 RACE approved CE hours

Curriculum

What are Acupuncture Points & Meridians?

1h

Five Elements & Clinical Applications

1h

Scientific Basis of Veterinary Acupuncture

1h

Acupuncture for Pain Management and Osteoarthritis

1h

How to Start Acupuncture Practice & Acupuncture Demo

1h

Understanding Chinese Herbal Medicine

1h

TCVM Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

1h

Introduction to Small Animal CVA Program

30m

Introduction to Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM)

1h

Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) in Equine Practice

2h

Top 10 Chinese Herbal Medicines for Horses

1h

An Introduction to Equine Acupuncture

1h

Acupuncture Cookbook for Equine Conditions

1h

Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness

1h

Instructors

Dr. Vargas received her DVM from Tuskeegee University in 1994. In 1996, she established her AAHA-accredited Orchid Springs Animal Hospital in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Vargas began her studies at Chi in 2009, where she earned her Master's in TCVM including certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, food therapy, and tui-na. She is also a certified veterinary journalist and has published hundreds of newspaper articles, and in 2017 her own book: "Alt-Vet: The Revolutionary Pet Care and Longevity Solution." Dr. Vargas has earned many awards including Purina National Pet Care Award, Bay News 9 Medical Hero Award, Brighthouse Business Award, Girls Inc "She Knows Where She’s Going” Award, and the FVMA Gold Award. She served as a TCVM consultant for Disney Animal Kingdom and remains the AVMA Spokesperson for Hispanic market. In 2015, Dr. Vargas started as a TA for Chi's acupuncture program and was named "America's Favorite Veterinarian" by the AVMF.

Enrollment Options

Sessions to Attend

Schedule & Tuition

Online Portion:

03/12/22 - 06/02/22

On-site Portion

03/12/22

Payment Information

Payment is due upon enrollment of the course

A $100 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 30 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons

Printed Binders

$25

Frequently Asked Questions