Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine

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

Toronto, ON

Intro Seminar Overview

Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine is a 7 to 14-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. Seminars are available by species track either Small Animal or Equine. Participants have the option of attending both tracks or a single track based on their needs. In addition, Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM) techniques are also covered in the equine portion and in selected small animal portions depending on the instructor.



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 in both dogs and horses.
  • Understand the benefits and how to use Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation in horses.

Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

Up to 14 RACE approved CE hours


What are Acupuncture Points & Meridians?


Five Elements & Clinical Applications


Acupuncture for Pain Management and Osteoarthritis


Using Chinese Herbal Medicine in Small Animal Practice


How to Start an Acupuncture Practice


Introduction to Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM)


Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) in Equine Practice


Top 10 Chinese Herbal Medicines for Horses


An Introduction to Equine Acupuncture


Acupuncture Cookbook for Equine Conditions


Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness



Dr. Janice Huntingford is a 1984 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario and a Board Certified Specialist (Diplomate) in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (DACVSMR). She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), in Animal Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in Chinese herbal Medicine (Chi Institute) and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner. In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario’s first salt water canine therapy pool and canine rehabilitation centre. Dr. Huntingford lectures nationally and internationally on rehabilitation, acupuncture, geriatric medicine, herbals and pain management to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has authored or co-authored several text book chapters on Rehabilitation and published a number of peer reviewed manuscripts. She consults and sits on a number of advisor boards related to herbal medicine, laser therapy and holistic medicine. She teaches regularly at Cornell University and is involved in Resident Training for Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Huntingford continues to research into the treatment of animal pain. She has published a peer review paper on laser therapy for elbow arthritis and has completed a clinical trial on a unique kidney preparation for aging cats.

Enrollment Options

Sessions to Attend

Schedule & Tuition

To ensure the safety of our students, speakers, and staff, seminars will be held online. Students will gain access to the seminars to watch at their own convenience for 3 months.

Online Portion:

10/16/22 - 01/16/23

On-site Portion



Location of class

Canada: Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel

One Blue Jays Way

Toronto, Ontario

Canada, M5V 1J4

Day 1

9:00AM - 10:30AM


10:30AM - 11:00AM

Coffee Break

11:00AM - 12:30PM


12:30PM - 1:30PM

Lunch Break

1:30PM - 3:30PM


3:30PM - 4:00PM

Coffee Break

4:00PM - 5:30PM


Payment Information

Payment is due upon enrollment of the course


Printed Binders



Register for INTR0011 and INTR0014


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