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We strive to cover both the breadth and depth of TCVM
with the right blend of theory and practice






From our Mission Statement --


Chi Institute is proud to offer an extensive array of high-quality Continuing Education (CE) courses in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) for veterinarians and veterinary school students exclusively.  Students who have never taken a TCVM course can get a quick introduction with our introductory seminar or begin directly with our veterinary acupuncture certification course, which is offered separately to small animal, equine, and mixed animal practitioners.  Students with prior background in veterinary acupuncture or herbal medicine can expand their TCVM knowledge with our advanced CE courses.  The Annual TCVM Conference is a great way for participants to remain up-to-date on advances in the field and network within the global TCVM community. Prospective students living abroad in Europe, Asia, South America or Australia can also check out International CE Courses.

Small Animal Acupuncture is a 130-C.E. hour certification course that offers a comprehensive overview of veterinary acupuncture and TCVM theories and principles. Students learn small animal acupuncture points in this course, and dogs are used in the wet labs.
Mixed Practice Acupuncture is a 130-C.E. hour certification course that offers a comprehensive overview of veterinary acupuncture and TCVM theories and principles. Students learn small animal and equine acupuncture points in this course, and both dogs and horses are used in the wet labs.
Equine Acupuncture is a 130-C.E. hour certification course that offers a comprehensive overview of veterinary acupuncture and TCVM theories and principles. Students learn equine acupuncture points in this course, and horses are used in the wet labs.
Evidence-Based Veterinary Acupuncture is a 27-hour RACE-approved online course that examines veterinary acupuncture from a scientific, evidence-based perspective.
 
This course is equivalent to the first 2 sessions of the Acupuncture course. It is an intensive week-long course that enables students to study acupuncture while immersing themselves in Chinese culture.
This 80-C.E. hour course is comprised of Sessions 3-5 of the Small Animal Acupuncture course. It is a bilingual class designed for Chinese speaking students to finish their CVA after attending the class in China.
This 130 C.E. hour course follows the same set up as the Chi USA Basic Acupuncture course. Sessions 1 and 3 take place online while session 2, 4 and 5 occur on-site in Australia.
This course is equivalent to the first 2 sessions of the Small Animal Acupuncture course. It is an intensive week-long course that enables students to study acupuncture. This course is taught in Indonesia.
 The  Acupuncture Course earns students 30 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points in veterinary acupuncture. The course will be equivalent to the five-session Certified Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) course of the Chi Institute.
The Acupuncture course in South Korea consists of Sessions 3-5 of the Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture course, an ideal option for many students to pursue their Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist diploma after attending the first two sessions of any acupuncture course offered by the Chi Institute.
Este Programa en Acupuntura Veterinaria Mixta, es ofrecido por el Instituto Chi de Medicina Veterinaria Tradicional China localizado en Florida, Estados Unidos de América, en conjunto con la Escuela de Medicina y Cirugía Veterinaria San Francisco de Asís de la Universidad Veritas de Costa Rica (EMCVSFA). 
Chi Europe is based in Madrid, Spain and currently offers Veterinary Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine courses in English and an Introduction to TCVM course in Spanish.  
 
This course is offered to veterinary acupuncturists to expand their technical knowledge of acupuncture and to strengthen their TCVM diagnostic skills.
This course certifies students in Veterinary Food Therapy. Students learn how to utilizes the energetic properties of food to correct and prevent imbalances in their animal patients.
This 165-C.E. hour herbal certification course is presented in five modules, each covering different sets of organ systems and their affiliated health disorders.
This course certifies students in veterinary Tui-na, a form of Chinese medical manipulations commonly used to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Veterinary Topographic Acupuncture is a minimal needle, distal point, ultra-rapidly acting and highly efficacious system of Channel-diagnosed acupuncture as well as Channel treatment. Student will learn how to treat common Channel disharmonies in canine, feline and equine patients.

The integration of palliative and end-of-life care with TCVM will give the veterinary professional more options to treat the clinical signs of disease and preserve a longer and better quality of life in pets struggling with aging, chronic and life limiting illnesses.

 
OTHER CE COURSES AND EVENTS

The 20th Annual International TCVM Conference will be held in Reddick, Florida. This will be a very special annual conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the start of our annual TCVM conferences. The main theme of this conference will be TCVM for Lameness, Neurological, Endocrine & Reproductive Disorders.


This introductory seminar covers the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and the two major branches of TCVM: veterinary acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. The seminar spans over two days, one day covering TCVM topics in small animal medicine, and the other in equine medicine. Participants have the option of attending the entire seminar or just the small animal or equine portion.

Students will learn from practice owners and managers with years of experience about organizing staff, managing finances, client relationships, common legal issues and more while running their individual practices with the maximum efficiency and profitability.

Just as the eastern and western veterinary approaches are most effective when used together, so are the modules of the Integrative Approach to Veterinary Neurological Diseases Course. This course is unique in that it separately offers the TCVM and western perspectives on neurological diseases from renowned veterinarians in their respective fields, creating a fully comprehensive training and thereby enhancing the student’s integrative skills.

This 45-CE-hour course (23 for the small animal track and 22 for the equine track) is to improve the ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical skills of veterinary practitioners in order that they can provide higher levels of care to animals with eye problems.
This course shows veterinary technicians how to best support and promote TCVM services at a veterinary practice. Techs learn TCVM technician procedures and ways to speak knowledgeably about TCVM to clients.