Overview on Integrative Veterinary Medicine

Delve into a variety of effective integrative medicine modalities and how they are used in practice

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Course Overview

Overview on Integrative Medicine addresses the fundamental principles and indications of a variety of integrative veterinary medical modalities including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Botanical and herbal medicine
  • Chiropractic, medical manipulation, and tui-na
  • Integrative nutrition and food therapy
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
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Learning Objectives

The course is intended to help give you a broad overview of different integrative medicine modalities for further study. Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Define the general categories in integrative veterinary medicine
  • Describe the evidence-based indications of acupuncture, physical therapy, rehabilitation, chiropractic, medical manipulation, and tui-na
  • Assess the fundamental principles of botanical and herbal medicine, food therapy, nutrition

Overview on Integrative Veterinary Medicine

Taught in English

Veterinarians & veterinary students only

15 RACE-approved CE hours


Integrative Veterinary Medicine - History, Definitions, and Context


Integrative Veterinary Medicine - Applications of Evidence-based Medicine


Acupuncture - Meridians and Channels


Acupuncture - Scientific Basis


Acupuncture - Indications


Manual Therapies - Principles and Theory


Manual Therapies - Veterinary Chiropractic Indications


Manual Therapies - Tui-na


Botanical and Herbal Medicine - Principles and Benefits


Botanical and Herbal Medicine - Most Commonly Used Herbs


Integrative Nutrition - Basic Concepts


Integrative Nutrition - Food as Medicine


Physical Therapy - Principles and Basic Concepts


Physical Therapy - Rehabilitation Methods


Physical Therapy - Laser Therapy, TENS, and Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy


Other Modalities - Platelet-rich Plasma, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Medicine


Other Modalities - Ozone Therapy and Qi-gong



Dr. Mushtaq Memon received his veterinary education from Pakistan, clinical residency training from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and PhD from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. His recent interest in Holistic Veterinary Medicine inspired him to become certified in veterinary acupuncture from Chi in 2008. As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Memon has authored or co-authored about 150 publications and is a co-editor of two books, Food as Medicine and Food and Brain Health.

Dr. Memon is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, one of about 500 veterinary reproduction specialists worldwide. His veterinary practice experience includes 25 years at veterinary teaching hospital at Washington State University (WSU), and 10 years at veterinary teaching hospitals of Tufts University, MA; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Currently, Dr. Memon provides Integrative Reproduction Consultations at Loving Touch Veterinary clinic and serves as the Executive Director of the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Patrick Roynard attended the National Veterinary School of Alfort (Paris, France), the oldest veterinary school in the world. In 2006, Dr. Roynard graduated from veterinary school at the age of 23, and was awarded a Thesis medal for his work on surgical correction of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs.

Initially involved in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Roynard quickly developed a special interest for Neurosurgery and Neurology. He completed a 1-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Dick White Referrals, a highly recognized veterinary specialty hospital in Cambridgeshire, England, prior to joining LIVS for a 2-year specialty internship in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Following this program, Dr. Roynard went on to start a 3-year residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the renowned University of California-Davis. Upon completion of this residency at LIVS, Dr. Roynard has remained on staff and is certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (specialty of Neurology and Neurosurgery).

Having received training in microsurgery from human neurosurgeons, Dr. Roynard has a special interest in Neurosurgery and integrative treatment of tumors affecting the brain and spinal cord (that is using all the tools currently available for the best outcome for your pet). Dr. Roynard is certified in canine cervical disc arthroplasty (intervertebral disc replacement) and has published in peer reviewed journals on canine intracranial diseases and vertebral tumors.

In his downtime, he enjoys keeping up to date with veterinary research, spending some outdoor time with his partner and their dogs, hitting the gym or being involved in any activity related to rugby, his second passion.

Dr. Maler utilizes acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy to diagnose and treat lameness and performance problems.She specializes in sports medicine and rehabilitation, and practices integration of modern veterinary medicine diagnostics and therapeutics with alternative modalities. This integration allows for an invaluable “whole patient” approach to veterinary medicine. Equine back pain, TMJ dysfunction and hoof balance are areas of special interest to her. Soon after graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine with Honors in 1999, she initiated her education in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at Chi. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Veterinary Herbologist, Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner and Certified Veterinary Food Therapist. In 2005, she began teaching at Chi during the acupuncture course. She currently also instructs at the advanced acupuncture modules and Tui-na courses. Simultaneously, she started her education in Veterinary Chiropractic, completing basic chiropractic courses at both Options for Animals and Healing Oasis Wellness Center as well as many advanced chiropractic courses. She is certified in Veterinary Chiropractic by both the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association and American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She also instructs at Options for Animals and is a certifying examiner for the IVCA.

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 joining the private Veterinary Specialty Hospitals in Florida. 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 the science of veterinary acupuncture.

Dr. Ronald Koh received his veterinary degree in Taiwan in 2006 and later completed a specialty internship followed by a master’s program in acupuncture at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020, he spent 6.5 years on the faculty of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he served as an assistant professor (2015-2020) and a service chief of Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. He is certified in acupuncture, rehabilitation, herbal therapy, and medical manipulation. He completed his residency in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2019. His research and clinical focus have been on integrative and rehabilitative medicine therapies for pain management, orthopedic impairments, neurological deficits, geriatric conditions, and palliative/hospice care. His focus within TCVM is using traditional, scalp, and topographic acupuncture, along with herbal medicine for neurological conditions. He lectures on TCVM, integrative medicine, and rehabilitation for veterinary schools, conferences, and general public events. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and traveling.

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A $100 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 30 days before the course start date.

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 30 days before the start of a session.


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