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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), although
relatively new to the Western world, is a medical system that has been
used in China to treat animals for thousands of years. It is an
adaptation and extension of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) used to
treat humans. Speaking broadly, Chinese Medicine is a complete body of
thought and practice grounded in Chinese Daoist philosophy. Though it
can be traced back over two millennia in recorded history, it, like any
medical system, continues to evolve today, and current research on
acupuncture and herbal medicine is beginning to shed light on its
mechanism of action.
The Basic Acupuncture Program certifies students in veterinary acupuncture. Classes are split into small animal, mixed practice, and equine practice.
Advanced Programs include an advanced acupuncture course as well as certification courses in the other TCVM modalities - herbal medicine, food therapy, and tui-na.
CERTIFIED TCVM PRACTITIONER
Our Certified TCVM Practitioner program includes comprehensive TCVM coursework including certification in Veterinary Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy and Tui-na.
ANNUAL TCVM CONFERENCE
Held alternately from the U.S. and abroad, the annual conference invites TCVM practitioners from around the world to speak about their clinical cases and research.